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Author Bio (100 words)

Carmela LaVigna Coyle is the best-selling author of the 10-book PB series Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?, plus Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?, Wild Zoo Train, The Tumbleweed Came Back, and Thank You, Aunt Tallulah. She has a degree in Elementary Education and Art, but she credits the sum of her parts to being a mom. She practices yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in her daily walkabouts. When Carmela is not in her writing room, she's in the kitchen plotting something tasty, or roaming the urban wilds (puddle jumping, shutter-bugging, birding) near and around her home in Colorado. She is a self-proclaimed wonderment activist.

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Recent Books

Can Princesses Become Astronauts?

Can Princesses Become Astronauts?

June 5, 2019

Join our princess as she blasts off on a new adventure.
Well, can they? Can princesses really become astronauts? Or what about librarians, engineers, chefs? There aren't many (space) rocks left unturned in this inquisitive question and answer tale of all-possibilities.
Spoiler alert, of course they can!

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"Great book! A really precious way of saying follow your dreams. You an be anything; an astronaut, doctor, engineer, or a mom coaching softball. Cute and colorful illustrations. Can a princess grow up to be anything? As long as it's something that makes your heart sing."
   —Dot Gibson

Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trail

Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails (Board Book)

October 15, 2016

In this board book edition of the picture book, our princess AND super hero hit the trails together on a lively trek through 12 of our National Parks. Fill your canteen with water and grab a snack. And maybe a hat. And a map. You'll find some nifty fun facts about each of the 12 parks on the final page.


"Deftly written by Carmela Coyle and colorfully illustrated by Mike Gordon, Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails? is another entertaining inspiring picture book for children ages 3 to 7 in the Muddy Books Do Princesses...? series! Delightful, fun and informative throughout, Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails? is especially recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections."
   —Midwest Book Review

Author Interviews 2019

Life and Work, Voyage Denver (September 30th)

Quiet Time Colorado, Denver Parent (June 16th)

Titles and ISBNS

Can Princesses Become Astronauts? 13: 978-1630763473, 10: 1630763470
Do Princesses Live in Sandcastles 13: ISBN 978-1630762964, 10: 1630762962
Wild Zoo Train 13: 978-1630763060, 10:1630763063
Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails? 13: 978-1630762445, 10: 163076244X
Do Princesses Boogie? 13: 978-1630761592, 10: 1630761591
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? Board Book 13: 978-1630761646, 10: 1630761648
Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? 13: 978-1630760540, 10: 1630760544
The Tumbleweed Came Back 13: 978-1933855837, 10: 1933855835
Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? 13: 978-1589796935, 10: 1589796934
Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! 13: 978-0873588911, 10: 0873588916
Do Princesses Count? 13: 978-0873589161, 10: 0873589165
Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever? 13: 978-1589795426, 10: 1589795423
Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? 13: 978-0873589093, 10: 0873589092
Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs? 13: 978-0873588805, 10: 0873588800
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? 13: 978-0873588287, 10: 0873588282