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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Two New Books on the Meadowlark Bookshelf: Spring 2023 News from Meadowlark Press

Spring 2023 Book News from Meadowlark Press

A Note from the Publisher’s Desk:

As I write this, we are preparing to debut our second illustrated children’s book at the “Read Across America” celebration at Flinthills Mall in Emporia, Kansas. (March 4, 10am - 12:30) We are so thankful to Emporia’s Mobilizing for Literacy project. They purchased copies of the book in both English and Spanish to gift to young readers on Saturday! This story about a determined little squirrel is a fun read-aloud book, and readers of all ages will be mesmerized by the gorgeous illustrations.

Meadowlark will have our YA and children’s titles available at the event with several authors on hand to visit with young readers and sign books. Julie A. Sellers, author of Ann of Sunflower Lane, will be conducting a free teen writing workshop. Bring your kids! If you are in the area, we’d love to see the whole family. Come celebrate reading with us!

Meadowlark Poetry Press is in the final stages of polishing The Book of Stolen Images, a gorgeous book of poetry by the talented Laura Lee Washburn.

Both books are available for pre-release orders from our website right now. As you are browsing our selection of books, remember that the flat-rate shipping fee of $4 is only charged once per order. So buy a book, or buy a couple of books!

More details below. We appreciate you taking the time to catch up on our news. Thank you for your support of Meadowlark Press. We couldn’t do this without you!

Much love and good reading,

Tracy Million Simmons

Meadowlark Press

Book cover with a young squirrel.

Squirrel needs to find a place to hide his hazelnut before winter comes. In his hurry, he bumps into Cottontail Rabbit, Opossum, Red Fox, and more. This 32-page, full-color children’s book will captivate pre-readers with its illustrations and detail.

Onalee Nicklin is best known for her fantasy or “storybook” pencil drawings, often depicting children as mermaids, elves, or characters in a story. She works mostly with graphite pencils, colored pencils, and sometimes does a little mixed media. “I hope my work inspires people to use their imagination, to dream, to read,” she says.

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In a fantastical neo-classical sense, The Book of Stolen Images speaks novelly toward culture, politics, and collective humanity. This poetry collection recognizes personal yet relatable ordinary and existential experiences, particularly in a timely contextual fashion regarding modern social issues--what makes us feel alive, imperfect, concerned, and inspired to do better. Unique imagery and diction flavor each poem and set this collection apart from other offspring of fairy tales and social commentaries.

Laura Lee Washburn is the Director of Creative Writing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and the author of This Good Warm Place: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition (March Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin Chapbook Prize). She is the editor of The Coop: A Poetry Cooperative.

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Top Sellers in January 2023


  1. And I Cried, Too (2017), Mike Hartnett

  2. Ava: A Year of Adventure in the Life of an American Avocet (2021), Mandy Kern

  3. Jigsaw Puzzling: Essays in a Time of Pestilence (2022), Denise Low


  1. Blue Collar Saint (2021), Brenda Leigh White

  2. No Matter How It Ends (2022), E.J. Rode

  3. Cutting Teeth (2022), Ivan Hobson

Top Sellers in February 2023


  1. And I Cried, Too (2017), Mike Hartnett

  2. To Hide a Hazelnut (2023), Onalee Nicklin

  3. The Big Quiet (2020), Lisa D. Stewart


  1. Whistling to Trick the Wind (2021), Bart Edelman

  2. Gravedigger’s Daughter (2021), Cheryl Unruh

  3. Cutting Teeth (2022), Ivan Hobson

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