"In this debut rhyming picture book, Sabrina has masses of wild, curly blond hair and worries that there may be animals—like dinosaurs—living in there. Five-year-old Sabrina faces a tough challenge: her crazy curls are difficult to comb and manage. When her mother tells her that “Creatures could hide out there,” Sabrina starts to worry she could be right: “Underneath all this mess, / Tangled up in my hair, / What if there are dinosaurs / Living in there?” 

"This charming, engaging story offers a funny look at what happens when a child’s imagination unfurls." Read more...


"This whimsical multi-award winning book of rhymes with beautiful watercolor illustrations details how a little girl's curly hair makes her mornings difficult. Inspired by Rose-Vallee's daughter Lauren, now immortalized in the book as the hapless Sabrina, the response to rhymes... has been enormous from both boys and girls."

“Dinosaurs Living in My Hair” Wins Coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Award

CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2016) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and Dinosaurs Living in My Hair by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, won 1st place in the Poetry category. It received several additional accolades for illustrations, cover design, and children’s picture book. This is the third gold medal awarded to Dinosaurs Living in My Hair since it’s April 2015 publication.

“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.” Read More...



"A movement is afoot. It’s called the DLIMH movement, and it’s based on the popular new book “Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee. Jayne hopes this book encourages children to embrace and celebrate their differences. 

“Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” received the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award in two categories, Gold in Poetry and Silver in Cover Design. The book also received the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Children's Picture Book." Read More...

New Self-Published Books: February 2016
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 73 self-published titles below, with descriptions provided by their authors. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own.

"In this picture book, Sabrina has masses of wild, curly blonde hair and worries there may be animals—like dinosaurs—living in there.

Whimsical Book Details How Curly Hair Creates a Perilous Problem

Multi-award-winning book helps children of all ages embrace being different; a portion of the proceeds go to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, which supports individuals dealing with the autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss