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Bibi Books

The Author Website of

Carole Meyer-Rieth

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.  

 

Seeking Representation

Picture Books
 
Manuscripts only
Middle Grade

This is my daughter's first drawing of her big brother.

Mr. Doodle

and the Unicorn

 

Mr. Doodle enjoys his wild adventures until a unicorn repeatedly shows up uninvited and insists on tea parties and fashion shows.  

A big brother's drawings are repeatedly added to by his little sister until he has had enough!  A sibling dynamic reminiscent of the OLIVIA series (Ian Falconer) meets the imaginative adventures of THAT RABBIT BELONGS TO EMILY BROWN (Cressida Cowell).

Spy Sisters

 

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).

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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)

Circus Tent

A Circus Just For You

 

When baby’s day is reimagined with the feel of circus fun, ordinary moments can be a joy too.

The tender parent-child connection of TIME FOR BED (Mem Fox) meets the uplifting tone and morning-to-night timeline of FOOD TRUCK FEST! (Alexandra Penfold)

Additional Picture Book manuscripts available

upon

request

Mother and Daughter Love

I Love You, Mommy

 

Baby and Mommy love each other in so many ways!

In the footsteps of classics like DOES A KANGAROO HAVE A MOTHER TOO? (Eric Carle), RUNAWAY BUNNY (Margaret Wise Brown) and MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME? (Barbara Joose)

Rice Fields

Cricket Song

 

Among the rice fields of ancient Japan, a farmgirl discovers that even loneliness can bring new friends together.  

Inspired by the practice of keeping crickets in ancient Japan and China, as early as the Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-906).  

 
 

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!

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