Bump Under the Rug


By Danielle Lynch Nicholson
Illustrated by Lauren Zurcher


Kelsey hears a strange sound in her bedroom and discovers a bump under the rug. She tries to fall asleep, but her imagination runs wild. 

What could be hiding underneath that rug?

Can Kelsey face her fears and solve the mystery?

A Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient. 

About the Author: Danielle Lynch Nicholson is an award-winning former newspaper reporter and editor who resides in Pennsylvania with her family. When Danielle finds an unfinished writing assignment from fourth grade in a keepsake box, she decides to complete the story and publishes Bump Under the Rug (2021). The book celebrates imagination and empowers children to face their fears. It received the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award.

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About the Author: Lauren Zurcher is an award-winning children’s book illustrator from Colorado. She began her journey as an artist when drawing about family vacations across the world. The geography, peoples, fauna, and culture are the source of her inspiration. Lauren lives in New York and loves bringing stories to life with colorful and playful visuals.


Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 in



978-1-950484-85-0 (paperback)
978-1-950484-24-9 (hardback)