Karen Schaufeld is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, lawyer and award-winning author. Karen describes the development of her first book as “the exhausting process of holding a story that lives in your mind until you are forced to put it on paper.” She published her first children’s book, The Lollipop Tree, in 2013 and released Larry and Bob in 2016 and How to Eat a Peach in 2019. Her latest book, Vultures, A Love Story, is now available.
Vultures, A Love Story
Little Igor (eye-gore), a vulture, was born with a limp and an unusual feather sticking up from his otherwise bald head. This tale is about appreciating our differences and our skills and recognizing that we all deserve love.
Instructions to Big People and a Warning:
This book is designed to be read to children ages 6 and up. The book is an accurate, detailed portrayal of nature. Children interested in science will enjoy it. It may not be suitable for some children. Encourage readers to find the hidden heart, and my signature bug, on every page of this beautifully illustrated tale.
Larry and Bob
Larry and Bob is a beautiful story of a unique friendship between a Bald Eagle and a Smallmouth Bass. In the midst of their everyday lives, Larry and Bob meet one fateful day that will change them both. Larry and Bob is an exciting story that will keep readers intrigued about what will happen next.
How to Eat a Peach
How much would you do to follow your passion? Squirrel’s only passion is peaches, and a farmer and a wall stand between him and his goal. This suspenseful fable is a tale of determination and an unexpected change of heart.
The Lollipop Tree
Follow us on the exciting journey of a strong and proud little tree! Once remarked upon for her tall stature and growing limbs, an incredible storm leaves her scarred and the tree must fight all odds to regain the strength and beauty once marveled at by passersby. The Lollipop Tree is a beautiful and unusual story that young readers will come to love through seasons of change.
Karen Schaufeld co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART) a school readiness program for low-income preschool-aged children. AART looks at Kindergarten Readiness Indicators and the individual strengths of each child in the class. When children learn to read at an early age, they gain greater general knowledge, expand their vocabularies, and become more fluent readers. Karen’s support of early childhood reading extends beyond AART into her own fables. She knows that stories that have the most significant impact make an emotional impression on children. She also has created her books to be read to children using advanced vocabulary to support vocabulary acquisition. The power of the written word is displayed in the memories of adults who can remember their favorite books from childhood and how they made them feel. She hopes that one day she will learn that one of her books had that impression on a child.