Shelley Moore Thomas

Shelley Moore Thomas grew up in New Mexico, the middle of three children. A fan of fairy tales and UFOs, Shelley began channeling her abundant imagination towards writing back in elementary school. Now an elementary school teacher herself, Shelley spends her days helping the best people on the planet (children, of course!) unlock their creativity. Shelley lives in California with her kids and her dogs.

Visit her online at her website on Twitter @story_queen, and Instagram @storyqueen.


  • Middle Grade
    The Last Rabbit
    Shelley Moore Thomas


Middle Grade

The Last Rabbit
★ “In Albie’s strong first-person voice, Thomas narrates the rabbit’s journey through time and space and her attempts to reassemble her family, exploring the cost of action and inaction via an immersive adventure that references Celtic folklore and children’s classics.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A spellbinding and heart-racing fairy tale about family, loss, and redemption, wrapped up in magic and mythology.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A strong choice for fantasy readers with enough reading skill to handle many narrative twists and turns.”

School Library Journal

“There’s an atmosphere of cryptic connections and the enigmatic forces at play just outside the story’s frame, and questions of loss, destiny, and love expand through the heartwarming tale.”

The Horn Book