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Ants in the Bandroom

Publication Details

Ants in the Band Room - $18
(includes audiobook CD)
written and illustrated by Laura Podeschi

ISBN 978-097874413 • paperback & audio CD • © 2006
32 pages (9.75" X 6.75") • $18.00 plus $2.50 postage

Graphic design: Paul Klockner
Bronze Man Books Editors:
Bethany Tabb & Leah Hurt

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See the Press Kit

Ants in the Band Room, written and illustrated by Laura Podeschi. (Decatur, IL.: Bronze Man Books, 2006). 32 pages, 9.75 x 6.75 inches, perfect bound with an Audio CD included. ISBN 1-893959-60-0. $18.00 and $2.50 postage from the publisher at <> or by mail from: Bronze Man Books, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62522.


antsIf you could live in any room in the school, which would you choose? Ants in the Bandroom is the story of a troop of ants in search of a suitable home.

Both parents and music educators alike find Ants in the Bandroom educational and inspirational for children, motivating them to ask questions about music and musical instruments while showing that everyone belongs somewhere.

About the Author

Laura Podeschi, author of Ants in the Band RoomLaura Elizabeth Podeschi conceived of Ants in the Bandroom as a way to blend her passions for art, writing, and music. She developed these artistic and writing interests while attending Millikin University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design as well as a minor in English.

She earned numerous academic distinctions, including being named a James Millikin Scholar and serving a term as Vice President of the American Institute of the Graphic Arts. After graduating in 2006, Laura went to work as the Developmental Editor for Sports Publishing, LLC, in Champaign, IL.

She is now an editor for Human Kinetics Publishing company. Her first love is creation, though, and she plans to continue creating positive stories for children and young adults.

Events & Photos

4.14.2007 Taylorville book reading and signing.

2.22.2007 Release party at Staley Library

12.8.2006 Reading at Blue Connection

11.14.2006 Reading at Warrensberg-Latham Grade School

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