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Lane Smith

Lane Smith
Photo credit to Bob Shea

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including the Kate Greenaway Medalist There Is A Tribe of Kids, and A Perfect Day.He is also the author of the middle-grade novel Return to Augie Hobble, as well as author and illustrator of Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green and runaway New York Times bestseller It's a Book which has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George & Ben. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996, Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach.In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014, he was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in rural Connecticut with the designer Molly Leach.

Caldecott Honor Book

A House That Once Was

A House That Once Was

Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

The dynamic duo of Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Lane Smith team up to tell a delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there in A House That Once Was.

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Return to Augie Hobble

Lane Smith
Square Fish
Square Fish

Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale—or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he's failed creative arts and...

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A Perfect Day

Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert's backyard in this droll tale from bestselling, Caldecott Honor-winner Lane Smith.

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

When a young boy embarks on a journey alone . . .
he trails a colony of penguins,
undulates in a smack of jellyfish,
clasps hands with...

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Four Fantastic Middle-Grade Reads in One Awesome Sampler!

Four Fantastic Middle-Grade Reads in One Awesome Sampler!

Chris O'Dowd
Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends

Download the first chapters of FOUR fantastic middle-grade books! This free chapter sampler includes excerpts from Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy; From the Notebooks...

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Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

Bob Shea, illustrated by Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Drywater Gulch has a toad problem. Not the hop-down-your-britches, croaking-all-night toad kind of problem. The thievin', hootin' and hollerin', steal-your-gold never-say-thank-you outlaw toad kind...

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Abe Lincoln's Dream

written & illustrated by Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

From the bestselling author of It's a Book comes a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America's greatest president.

When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White...

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Grandpa Green

written & illustrated by Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

A Caldecott Honor Book

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It's a Little Book

Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Now in diapers! For the youngest of readers who still prefer to chew on a book rather than read it, It's a Little Book asks what a book is for--Is it for chewing? Is it for wearing?--and answers...

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It's a Book

written & illustrated by Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

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