Please join us from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, Nov. 26 to get children's book recommendations from children's author Eija Sumner!
Eija Sumner writes lyrical, quirky, and humorous picture books. Her first picture book, Crocodile Hungry published in February 2022 from Tundra Books. Eija also writes non-fiction for kids and novels for older kids and teens.
She lives in Idaho with her husband, three children, three cats, one dog, and one red-eyed bunny. Eija loves art, libraries, silly cat videos, socks, soccer, the Portland Trailblazers, fresh peaches, reading and sharing stories, taking walks, learning about new things, and being warm. She does not like omelettes.
Eija has an MFA from Hamline University in writing for children and young adults. Eija received the T.A. Barron Fellowship for Excellence in Fantasy Writing, the Anne Tews Schwab Award for Excellence in Critical Writing for her extended critical essay, “Language and Sound in Story,” and the Frances and Kermit Rudolf Scholarship Award for the most promising manuscript in the field of nonfiction. Eija is a member of SCBWI and active in her local chapter.