Jill Esbaum lives on a family farm in eastern Iowa, where she enjoys writing fiction and nonfiction for kids. New in 2020 are We Love Babies!, Frog Boots, and Where’d My Jo Go?. Other titles include How to Grow a Dinosaur, Frankenbunny, If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party, Elwood Bigfoot, Teeny Tiny Toady, and many more. Several of her books have been nominated for state awards, and her I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! won the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrator’s Crystal Kite award.
She has authored 24 series books for National Geographic Kids, as well as a picture book, Animal Groups. More picture books and nonfiction are in the pipeline, as well as a graphic early reader series for emerging readers.
Jill created a group blog of picture book writers and illustrators called Picture Book Builders (www.picturebookbuilders.com), visits schools around the country, and co-hosts the Whispering Woods Picture Book Writing Workshop each summer. Find more information on her website, www.jillesbaum.com