I’ve always loved to read. Books, magazines, the backs of cereal boxes – you name it. Reading lets me step into someone else’s shoes for a time, meet new friends, even explore worlds very different from my own.

I love writing for many of the same reasons. And it’s fun, but not easy. Like mastering the saxophone or kicking field goals, writing takes practice, practice, and more practice – or as I prefer to think of it, unlimited do-overs!

Recent Releases

Jack Knight’s Brave Flight: How One Gutsy Pilot Saved the U.S. Air Mail Service
Written by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Calkins Creek (2022)

Thunder and Cluck
Written by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Miles Thompson
Simon Kids (2021)

Nature Numbers
How Many Penguins? Counting Animals
How Slow is a Sloth? Measure the Rainforest

Written by Jill Esbaum
Scholastic (2022)

Coming Soon

Parrotfish Has a Superpower! by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Bob Shea (2024)

Bird Girl – Gene Stratton Porter Shares Her Love of Nature with the World by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon (2024)