Author Event: Susan Lubner - "Drag and Rex: Forever Friends" in conversation with Anna Staniszewski

Event date: 
11/08/2023 - 6:30pm

Susan Lubner, co-author of Noises at Night, joins us for the launch of her new picture book, Drag and Rex: Forever Friends, which Kirkus calls "a winning new series" in a starred review. Susan will be in conversation with Anna Staniszewski, author of Beast in Show and Dogosaurus Rex

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★ "[An] appealing, humorous charmer, the first in a winning new series about a pair of endearing BFFs. . . . Young readers will be delighted by these two and will clamor to join them for forthcoming adventures. The cozy, lively illustrations portray Rex and Drag’s tight bond."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Meet Drag and Rex, the sweet, silly best friends who find joy and adventure in the simplest places in this charming and cheery modern Frog and Toad.

Drag is a dreamy, literal, impulsive, (and sometimes a little bit scatter-brained) dragon. Rex is a dapper, practical, methodical (and sometimes a little bit stuffy) T.rex. The two may have their differences, but they are both gentle and caring, and the best friends. Forever friends.

Whether it’s deciding what to have for breakfast, working through those tricky zippers, buckles, and buttons to bundle up tight, how to make the best of a snowy day, or how to face down something scary, through patience, cooperation, and a good dose of silliness and humor, these buddies always figure out how to push through their challenges. Together.

Forever Friends features three stories told in short chapters, accompanied by bright, joy-filled full color illustrations, allowing developing readers to gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment as they follow the adventures of their new forever friends.



Susan Lubner is the author of the middle grade novels Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl and The Upside of Ordinary, as well as three picture books. Her Noises at Night, co-authored with Beth Glass, was featured on the Today Show as a “Best Book for Young Children.”

She grew up in Bangor, Maine, and currently lives in Massachusetts.

(Photo credit Lisa Neighbors Photographs)



Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Currently, Anna lives south of Boston with her family and teaches courses on writing and children’s literature at Simmons University. When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time reading, daydreaming, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. She is the author of over twenty books for young readers, including the novels Clique Here and The Wonder of Wildflowers; the picture books Dogosaurus Rex and Beast in Show; and the Once Upon a Fairy Tale chapter book series.


Drag and Rex 1: Forever Friends By Susan Lubner, Blythe Russo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Lubner, Blythe Russo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781645951155
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Pixel+Ink - November 7th, 2023

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714