Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Satirical Open Board Book: WHAT HURTS EVERYONE

So, I've written and illustrated this satirical open board book for myself, reaching to document the hurt. This is my work and observation apart from publishing houses. 

If you do have a young person asking why, what, or how, maybe this piece will help your discussions. Or maybe like me, you'll find a measure of solace through this imagery. Solace in the: yes, this hurts everyone. What will we do? If you are able, you might volunteer, or contribute to the DNC, or support your local candidates running for change. 

With the election days away, feel free to share this board book, near and far. And then VOTE! 

Author/Illustrator Lorie Ann Grover
Satirical Open Board Book
What Hurts Everyone 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Happy Book Birthday: I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime


And she's born today! I'm so happy to share this lullaby of peace with our first readers. I hope I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime calms spirits and comforts as each settles down to sleep. 

I actually wrote the work in the middle of the night, and it was during our collective mourning following the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. I will always hear her sing the title of this work, set by my delightful editor, Celia Lee. 

Olivia Chin Mueller's soft illustrations of falling night create a perfect tone for the text. Her detailed strokes sweep across the imagery. 

"Little ones curl up and rest, bless each home and tiny nest." 

Whether you are curling up to sleep or "still zooming 'round," may this work find you and yours full of peace. 

(The bear in the photo I received from my father on the day I was born. She's about to turn 56!)

I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime
by Lorie Ann Grover
illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
Scholastic, Little Shepherd, September 1, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Pre-sale: I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime

I'm so happy to announce my next upcoming board book with Olivia Chin Mueller! Pre-sale orders are available for I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime. I hope this comforting lullaby offers peace to your wee ones in this difficult time. 

One note: you might see a former cover still appearing on bookseller sites. No worries. The interior is the same, and the bears will make their way to your home. Thanks so much for your support! 

I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime
by Lorie Ann Grover
illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
Scholastic, Little Shepherd, September 1, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Open Board Book: Covid 19, Color Sketches

Yay! I finished the color sketches. I hope you enjoy this work with your first readers. Feel free to share. If you have the means and heart to donate, you might give to Save the Children. Thanks! 

Safety and health to you. Much love! xox Lorie Ann

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Open Board Book Sketch: Covid 19

Sharing from my notebook, here are my quick, first sketches of What I Can Do, Covid 19. (The different colors are just the different qualities of light throughout the day as I was working.)

If I develop and refine the book, I plan to post updates. In the meantime, feel free to share in the hope it will give a little comfort to your wee ones. Good health to you and your beloveds!

With my love, 

Lorie Ann Grover

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Happy Book Birthday: I Believe in Me!

He's here! He's born! The second book of the Wonderful Me series launches today.

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Do you believe in yourself? Find out in this sweet padded storybook full of wonder, self-esteem, and love!

I can stand, clap my hands.
I can zoom 'round the room.
I can dance. Underpants!

When you believe in yourself, you open up a world of possibility! That's because you cherish and value the wild, wonderful ways that make you, you! With charming illustrations and a sweet, bouncy text that begs to be read aloud, this padded board book is a joyous reminder to little ones that no matter who they are, they can become the awesome, loving, and helpful people who can change the world -- one step at a time. A glorious celebration of self-esteem and self-reliance filled with an inclusive range of kid characters that's full of humor, love, and heart.

"This rhyming text is a joyous celebration of all the things that very young children can do as they grow from babies into toddlers....Joy abounds." 
Kirkus Reviews

by Lorie Ann Grover
illustrated by Carolina Búzio
Scholastic, Cartwheel, January 7, 2020