Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, Children's Author

Jayne M. Rose-Vallee is an award-winning author and publisher of children’s books. Her Dinosaurs Living in My Hair series has been honored with over twenty-eight awards—most notably the Benjamin Franklin in 2019.

Rose-Vallee believes topics like: Self-esteem, Community, Bullying, and Self-Acceptance are timeless. She weaves pieces of these themes into her books and uses them as tools when she reads at elementary schools across the country.

The introduction of Poetry, Imagination, and Dinosaurs, makes the dialogue and the books FUN! Fluent in the language of children, Rose-Vallee believes when children are engaged and reading something they like, they are more apt to listen to the message.

 “The goal to make a lasting impression on every student we meet will always be our main objective.”

Rose-Vallee recently received the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!2. It’s also a Finalist for INDIES Book of the Year Award. Jayne is proud to announce the Spanish adaptation will be available in late fall 2019. Rose-Vallee has also founded Literacy for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization which has been created to promote literacy and education enrichment for school-aged students. All sales from the DLIMH book series helps fund this non-profit as well as donations, grants, fund-raising and corporate giving. DLIMH3 will be available in 2021.


2019 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver; 2018 Foreword INDIES Book Award Finalist; Moonbeam Gold Award; Mom’s Choice Gold Award; Florida Authors & Publisher’s Gold Award; Royal Dragonfly 1st Place



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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

School visits are the highlight of being a children's book author. Jayne feels children's reactions to her readings provide the best feedback. Her infectious, positive energy is clear from the moment she walks into the classroom and the children find her engaging and funny. Jayne believes creativity and imagination are critical to children's development. Through her books and readings, she emphasizes the importance of recognizing that everyone is unique and to celebrate their differences.

Jayne also brings her mother's poem book and incorporates the humorous poems into her readings. This introduces students to the rhythm of poetry and hopefully fosters an appreciation for prose. Dinosaur facts are also discussed, and dinosaur themed gift bags are provided for each child.

Flyers are provided in advance of the visit to allow parents to order her books at a discounted rate. Each visited school library is provided with a donated copy of Jayne's books.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3

Grades 4-6


301+ appearances


Michigan and Florida

Willing to Travel

Book Type:

Picture book




Character Education







Youth Issues

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