hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Lester Laminack

Lester is the author of 20 books for teachers and/or children and has two new projects under contract. He works as a consultant and visiting author in schools and school districts throughout the country and abroad. When he isn’t working you’ll likely find him roaming around with a camera in his hand.


☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Coffee (aka “writer fluid”) should be hot, strong, slightly sweet, and with a dash of half-and-half leaving it the color of a paper bag.

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Picture book: Three Hens and a Peacock, illustrated by Henry Cole (Peachtree Publishers, 2014). Professional book: Writers ARE Readers: Flipping Reading Strategies into Writing Opportunities, co-author with Reba M. Wadsworth (Heinemann, August 2015). 


☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Saturdays and Teacakes, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet (Peachtree, 2004). 

☕ Visit Lester Laminack’s Official Website

☕☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Check out Mammaw Thompson’s Teacakes recipe!

☕☕☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH: Book Trailer for Three Hens and a Peacock:


☕☕☕☕ STILL THIRSTY: Lester offers tips for effective read alouds.



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10 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Lester Laminack

  1. Lester sure knows how to draw in the reader. Wonderful books. Gotta find out how the hens and peacock work together.


  2. I dunno, this hotTea likes THAT OTHER HOT DRINK, but since he likes teacakes, too, he may be okay. 😉 The Three Hens and a Peacock looks HILARIOUS; I imagine Henny Penny with a peacock in it. Love how the dog just gives everyone side-eye, like, “ALL of you birds have issues…”


    1. It’s a great story and with Henry Cole’s illustrations, irresistible. 🙂 The teacakes book is wonderful too and definitely makes up for “that other hot drink”! 😀


  3. Thank you for hoTEA from the education world. Lester is a force for good in the world, AND an amazing storyteller!


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