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Welcome to my author website! My name is Carole Meyer-Rieth, and I am an Associate Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I take part in ongoing classes and critique groups in SCBWI and Storyteller Academy as I write picture books and middle-grade fiction.
This is one of my daughter's first drawings of her big brother.
Doodle and Unicorn
DOODLE is drawn by a boy whose younger sister starts to add UNICORN and her ideas to his artwork. Unicorn appears to be stuck to Doodle—like glitter! Doodle’s frustrations grow as the days go by, but when Unicorn interrupts his plan to be the hero and she wants to save the day, that is the last straw!
A celebration of children's creativity like BATTLE BUNNY (John Scieszka) meets the imaginative adventures of THAT RABBIT BELONGS TO EMILY BROWN (Cressida Cowell)....but with a focus on the fun and frustration of sibling relationships.
Thirteen-year-old Becky and her younger sister Tessa find themselves mixed up in an international game of cat-and-mouse in which they must survive the schemes of a thief, a spy .... and their grandmother!
Inspired by personal experience at a Swiss boarding school and influenced by EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (Erich Kästner). More current comparative texts include MRS. SMITH'S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Beth McMullen) and CITY SPIES (James Ponti).
Toru and the Giant Squid
A young immigrant named Toru adjusts to his new home in San Francisco as he misses Japan and loses the squid kite that his grandmother gave to him. But someone's "lost dog" poster gives Toru an idea...
The inter-generational bond of OCEAN MEETS SKY (Terry Fan and Eric Fan) meets the heart of SMALL IN THE CITY (Sydney Smith)
Additional Picture Book manuscripts available
Meet the Author
My creative goal is to encourage children that they are valuable, lovable, and capable of making a positive and powerful impact on others' lives.
I hope that my books bring about moments of connection between parents and children and encourage empathy, imagination, and creativity. I live with my family in California, but I enjoy reading and writing stories about children all over the world.
This is me with my dog Rosie.
Why is your website called Bibi Books?
Just like the girls in SPY SISTERS, I grew up with close ties to my Swiss culture and family in Switzerland. In Swiss-German, "Pipeli" means "little chick," and based on that Bibi (pronounced "Bee-bee") has been my nickname ever since I was a baby. I like how my nickname is a reminder of my family and my heritage. Plus, baby chicks are cute!