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How Lauren Tarshis’ New Picture Book Teaches Self-Acceptance

Lauren Tarshis knows a thing or two about teaching children self-acceptance. The New York Times best-selling author of the thrilling I Survived series is a mother of four…

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It’s about unconditional love and acceptance. Enjoy.

A young boy appears to be a picture of perfect behavior.

He says he always follows rules, is an exemplary big brother, willingly shares his toys, and overall “do[es] everything just right.”…

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A sweet story about a boy and a dog who knows all his secrets

Unconditional love in this tale comes in the form of a boy’s dog. As his adoring family (mother, father, little sister, cat, and dog) looks on, the unnamed boy tells us, “I always do everything just right. Anyone can see that.” …

Only My Dog Knows… preview video

Author Lauren Tarshis and Illustrator Lisa Mezoff give a preview of their new picture book, “Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose.”

The Making of “Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose”

Author Lauren Tarshis and Illustrator Lisa Mezoff share the story of how they created their new picture book from Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.

“Only My Dog Knows…” Lisa Bronson Mezoff Studio Tour

“Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose” illustrator Lisa Bronson Mezoff takes viewers on a tour of her studio and shows how she uses both digital and hand-painting techniques to create her artwork.