Meet the Wild Fairies, a group of magical fairy friends who love playing and learning in the beautiful and bountiful forest they call home. With their reliable critter companions always by their side, Daisy, Thistle, Heather, Celosia, Poppy, Dahlia, Indigo, and Lily care for the natural world around them using their unique and diverse set of special skills. Infused with ecology, botany, and magic, the wild fairies’ whimsical adventures will inspire in kids a sense of wonder and curiosity for nature, as well as inform them about the wildflowers and critters behind the fairies through young-reader friendly nonfiction pages in the back of each book.
In the first installment of the Wild Fairies series, Daisy’s Decorating Dilemma, spring is in the air in Sugar Oak! Green buds grow on the trees, the temperature’s warm, and all of the fairies’ animal friends have come out to play. But before the fairies can smell the flowers and soak in the sun, they must plan the biggest party of the year—the Blossom Bash! Normally, Daisy would LOVE leading her fairy friends, but when each of the fairies has a different vision for the bash’s decorations, she’s left stumped. Thistle wants thistle flowers! Dahlia wants dahlias! And Poppy wants LOTS of red. Daisy has a difficult decision to make, and with first bloom right around the corner, she better decide fast.
I am the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book The Littlest Pilgrim along with six other Littlest tales - and more to come! I’ve also written three middle grade novels, a Pixar picture book, and four books in Giada de Laurentiis’s Recipe for Adventure series. My latest project is an illustrated chapter book series called Wild Fairies. I live in Los Angeles where I eat lots of tacos while wrangling my two adorable kids and our crazy dog with my husband, Joe.
Renée Kurilla has illustrated many books for kids, including Orangutanka, by Margarita Engle and The Pickwicks’ Picnic, by Carol Brendler. She lives in the woods just south of Boston; the perfect place to search for wild fairies!