The girl who writes children's books

The girl who writes children's books

Carmel Valley resident Danielle Depratt Koelbl and her 5-year-old daughter Taylor have turned their bedtime storytelling routine into a sweet series of little books with big lessons. The mother-daughter team has published “The Girl Who Loves Unicorns” and “The Girl Who Asked for Presents,” available for purchase on Amazon and recently donated into the collections at the Del Mar and Carmel Valley Libraries.

“I love being a children’s book author,” said Depratt Koelbl, who hopes that their little books spark creativity, determination and time well spent with a friend or loved one.

Taylor, a preschool student at Horizon Prep who will be in kindergarten at Sage Canyon Elementary...