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I'm so beyond thrilled to be celebrating Lauren Emmons' debut author-illustrated picture book, NO CATS IN THE LIBRARY. As a very big cat person, I fell head over heels for this from the first moment I saw Lauren's sample images - and it's matching with Catherine Laudone couldn't be more perfect! 

Catherine Laudone at S&S/Paula Wiseman Books has bought, in a preempt, author-illustrator Lauren Emmons's debut picture book, No Cats in the Library. Stray cat Clarisse loves to look at picture books, but there's just one problem—cats are not allowed in the library. But Clarisse is determined to find a way back inside and prove the library is exactly where she belongs. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Tara Gonzalez at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author for world rights.

I can't wait for this one to arrive on shelves in Spring 2024! Huge congrats, Lauren!

- Tara