Donna Weidner - There Are No Dragons in This Book (Corte Madera Store)

Donna Weidner

There Are No Dragons in This Book

Corte Madera Store
Sun., March 24, 2024 • 1:00pm PT

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Perfect for kids ages 4-8! 

"My favorite kind of book to read aloud! Sweet and engaging, kids can't help but participate as you hunt for dragons and shake them loose from the book. Perfect for those who love There's A Monster At the End of This Book or The Book with No Pictures."
— Maddie M., librarian

In this book you are guaranteed not to find any dragons. . . .

A clever interactive picture book—sure to keep kids laughing as they look for dragons.

There are no dragons in this book! Wait, is that really true? There was one right here, wasn’t there? Was he hiding in the attic? What do you mean, he’s not alone? Come on, let’s give the book a good shake and see what happens!

Set in a community home with an ensemble of characters–both children and adults–Donna Lambo-Weidner's debut picture book filled with humor (and dragons) encourages close observation and discovery. Carla Haslbauer’s cheeky, scurrying illustrations are chock-full of funny details and metafictional allusions. 

Donna Lambo-Weidner has sailed the seven seas with swashbuckling pirates, crossed blades with sword-wielding knights, and circumnavigated the moon in a cardboard box, all before the age of eight. Now that she’s earned a Bachelor of Arts, lived on two continents, and raised four kids, Donna writes books for children based on her childhood adventures laced with her actual life experiences—dogsledding in the arctic, spending the night in a salt cave far below the earth’s surface, and reaching into an elephant’s open mouth to count its tremendous teeth, to name a few.

Donna has been a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) since 2009. The former regional advisor for Germany and Austria is now a county coordinator for the California San Francisco North & East Bay region. She has also served on the Bay Area Book Festival’s children’s programming Advisory Council. She presently lives in California above a vineyard-strewn valley with her globe-trotting husband, a rambunctious retriever, and a treasure chest rumoured to have belonged to Captain Kid stuffed with scrolls listing lands and experiences yet to be explored.

For more about Donna, her adventures, and musings, you are invited to take a walk on the wild side and visit her blog at or her tamer website


Donna Weidner - photo credit Donna Weidner 



Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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There are No Dragons in This Book By Donna Lambo-Weidner, Carla Haslbauer (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735845497
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 5th, 2024