Lori Ries is an award-winning author for young children. Good Dog, Aggie was just announced as the Maryland Blue Crab for Young Readers Award winner and Aggie the Brave received an Oregon Spirit Honor award. Her first book, Super Sam! was conceived and written at the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua. Lori’s books have been recognized as outstanding by Horn Book, Parenting Magazine, Nick Jr. Family Magazine, and Bank Street College. She gives great care to balancing childlike humor and sensitivity in all of her stories. Lori presents at schools and workshops across the country. Please visit Lori at www.loriries.net.