Leda Schubert * Writer of Picture Books

January, 2018

June, 2017


May 13, 2008: This is so cool. The San Antonio Symphony and the combined San Antonio Youth Orchestras did whole show about BALLET OF THE ELEPHANTS. I didn't go because of the airplane problem-- I hate to fly.

Mary and I, here seen signing books at our book release party, held in November in scenic downtown Plainfield. Over 100 people came, including Darrell's family, and we ate fried pickes (they're delicious), catfish cakes, and fabulous cornbread, followed by tears and laughter. P.S. This is a good picture of me.

Winnie meets a fan at Ottauquechee School, Quechee, Vt., who will probably go home covered in dog hair.

Same day, same wonderful school, Leda talking with kids, Winnie outside waiting to make her grand entrance.

Brookfield Elementary School, Brookfield, Vt. Notice children are looking at Winnie, not me. (Photo courtesy of Ray Holland.)

Visits/Radio interviews

I've been doing some interviews about LISTEN with hosts of progressive radio shows. Here are links to some; no guarantee how long they'll be available.


A whole lot of kids become mimes at a school visit in Bradford, VT. What fun!!!

Readers mime at St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, Vt. I was not there, unfortunately.

Celebrating SHEEP at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier. Notice that I attempted to color coordinate with Andrea's beautiful cover.


Winnie doing what she loves best. Notice TWO balls. She used to be able to hold three, but decided it wasn't worth the effort. From a student's letter following a school visit: "Dear Leda, I was so glad to meet you yesterday. I liked the Winny (sic) books because Winny goes out and in a lot. And I liked the picture of Winny when he (sic) was a baby. It was cute. Why did you only make 4 books? I can't even make a book." Luke

Now Available or Coming Soon (Click on each title for complete information.)

Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press, June, 2017
Click for a pdf discussion and activities guide. (Look on left of page after clicking.)
A nonfiction picture book illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Roaring Brook Press, 2006
Holiday House, Fall 2011. Illustrated by Amanda Haley
Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen and published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press.
Illustrated by Andrea U'Ren and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. March, 2010.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian, published by Houghton Mifflin 2005
Illustrated by William Benedict. Candlewick, 2000.
Serial Novel for the Boston Globe's Newspapers in Education