Tammi Sauer, Children's Book Author
(photo by Jessica Grieves)
Thanks for visiting my web site--especially if you're a kid!
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SAY, "YEEHAW!"
April 12, 2014:
NUGGET & FANG won the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award!
April 8, 2014:
Over 1,400 pre-k kids were bussed to the OKC Zoo for Read Across Oklahoma 2014! These are HALF of them! Can you spot me on the stage? Loved celebrating reading with kids, teachers, volunteers, sponsors, and the supremely fun band Spaghetti Eddie. Each kid received a free copy of MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS.
March 21, 2014:
Ooh! La! La! It's the French edition of ME WANT PET!
March 13, 2014:
Best. Picture. Ever.
March 8, 2014:
I'm both happy and honored to announce NUGGET & FANG is a finalist for the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award annnnd it made the 2014Texas 2X2 List.
December 2, 2013:
Tomorrow kicks off another School Visit Extravaganza. Can't wait to meet the kids at Mustang Creek Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Heritage Trails Elementary, Townsend Elementary, Wayland Bonds Elementary, Stone Ridge Elementary, Charles Haskell Elementary, and Cross Timbers Elementary. Woo!
August 13, 2013:
Recently, some librarians have asked about my dance move "The Librarian" as well as the music for the move. I've included links to both right here. Ooh!
July 12, 2013:
This is the Hebrew version of PRINCESS IN TRAINING. Royally cool!
May 15, 2013:
Not only is NUGGET & FANG in the Scholastic Book Fair, Scholastic Australia just picked up the book, too.
March 12, 2013:
On April 9, Oklahoma will be nuts about reading! Come join the fun at the OKC Zoo for Read Across Oklahoma. Rumor has it kids will get to enjoy all this: free books, live music from performer Spaghetti Eddie, tattoos, bookmarks, acorn capes (each school will have a designated cape design), beanie type hats to serve as acorn toppers, a special chipmunk dance, nutty crafts, Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob (the stars from the book OH, NUTS!), a picnic lunch and more.....
March 6, 2013:
Check out the fangtastic trailer for NUGGET & FANG.
March 5, 2013:
PRINCESS IN TRAINING is a finalist for the 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Members Choice Award.
March 1, 2013:
Ooga! ME WANT PET! is in the March 2013 Scholastic Book Order!
February 24, 2013:
PRINCESS IN TRAINING, BAWK & ROLL, and THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN OKLAHOMA are finalists for the 2013 Oklahoma Book Award.
February 23, 2013:
NUGGET & FANG has reeled in more great reviews!
"The text's cadence is well-timed for sharing aloud, and both narrative and illustrations zing with humorous touches. An entertaining tale that sends a positive message about the power of friendship and the importance of individuality."—School Library Journal
"Kids are likely to snap it up hook, line, and sinker."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
January 31, 2013:
I'm happy to sink my teeth into the latest reviews of NUGGET & FANG (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2013).
"It's darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero."—Kirkus
"Sauer creates kindly characters and hits sweetly humorous notes throughout."—Publisher's Weekly
January 1, 2013:
ME WANT PET! was named a BCCB 2012 Blue Ribbon book. OOGA! http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/BlueRibbons/blue12.html
December 16, 2012:
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN OKLAHOMA was featured in The Daily Oklahoman.
November 27, 2012:
Please check out my very picture book-y interview with superstar librarian Mr. Schu. It even comes with dance moves. Ooh.
November 5, 2012:
I helped Versailles Elementary kick off their Scholastic Book Fair.
November 4, 2012:
I had the honor of speaking at the SCBWI-OK Picture Book and Novel Revision Retreat.
October 26, 2012:
Fa-la-la-la-la! THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN OKLAHOMA is now available!
August 30, 2012:
Check out the hilarious trailer for OH, NUTS!
August 25, 2012:
BAWK & ROLL was accepted into the 2012 New York Society of Illustrators' prestigious Original Art Show. Congratulations to Dan Santat!
July 1, 2012:
Looking forward to being a part of the Summer Reading Programs this month in Cherokee, Stillwater, and Mustang.
June 17, 2012:
I spent the weekend presenting at the SCBWI Florida Mid-Summer Workshop in Orlando. Oh, how I love those Floridians and their happiest place on earth. :)
April 23, 2012:
My experience as a part of the Western Washington SCBWI Spring Conference faculty was so amazing I wish the people of Seattle would adopt me and the other Sauers.
February 27, 2012:
Behold! Princess Viola Louise Hassenfeffer will be zip, zup, zooming into a kingdom near year October 2012.
February 23, 2012:
Hooray! MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS is a finalist for the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award.
February 9, 2012:
*blushes* Today I received a wonderful testimonial:
"Heritage Hall had an exceptional opportunity when Tammi Sauer came to speak with our children about her books and good writing habits. In all my years of teaching (that would be 37) I have never had an author connect so perfectly with children. She used her personal experiences with writing and then gave the kids ten top tips to being a great writer. Tips that they can understand and actually put to positive use. My kids continue to talk about those tips when we are writing. I love that they remember them and find them so helpful. Tammi's hilarious sense of humor and engaging ways to get kids involved in the presentation kept the pace moving. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and felt it was time well spent.I've heard from teachers in other grade levels about what a fine job she did in making her presentation age appropriate and meaningful. We are lucky to have had Mrs. Sauer share her craft in such a pleasurable way. Thank you Tammi!"
--Jan Bradford, 4th grade teacher
February 8, 2012:
Kirkus gave BAWK AND ROLL a bawtastic review:
"Can you say superstars? Sauer dispenses her many puns with an appealingly deft touch, offering a genuine lesson on friendship. Santat's illustrations are similarly droll, featuring several clever and surprising page designs, making the most of the opportunity offered by the contrast between stage and audience. This flock rocks."