Love Is
By Diane Adams
Illustrated by Claire Keane

Perfect for Valentine's Day—or any tender moment—this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.  Love Is is an Book of the Month.


Contact Information:

To reach Diane Adams for a school visit or conference, email

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School and Library Visits
Diane shares her writing process with the students, giving them a view into her world of duck diapering, dogs that read, and “good” rejection letters. Her presentation is geared for k – 5th graders, although she also speaks at high schools and colleges. School visits include two 45 minute assemblies, two classroom visits, and a book signing. Cost:  $350.00

Diane also speaks at conferences, sharing the ABC’s of being published, as well as the ups and downs of being a children’s book writer. This presentation is geared for teachers, librarians and writers. Cost:  $350.00

Reviews of Diane’s presentations:
“When Diane read Zoom! to my kindergarten students, she related it to their first day of school. Just like the little boy facing the roller coaster, they had done something new and a little scary. She helped them realize that they were brave too, and that it’s fun to try new things. We really enjoyed her visit.”
- Nancy McGuire, Kindergarten teacher

“I liked the part when Diane showed us pictures of her dogs reading books. And I also liked the picture of her trying to put a diaper on a duck. It was really funny.”
- Blake, third grade student

“Diane visits my Children’s Literature classes at Cal State San Bernardino each semester, and the students love her talks. She gives them the nuts and bolts of how to write a children’s book, and shares her insights into the publishing world. She encourages them to follow their dreams, and to not let a rejection letter or two stand in their way.”
- Katherine Thomerson, Professor


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