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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

Stinkbird Has a Superpower
Written by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Bob Shea
G. P. Putnam (2023)

stinkbird has a superpower

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)

Coming Soon

bird girl: gene stratton-porter shares her love of nature with the world

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

Be Bold! Kangaroo Hops and Be Bold! Sea Turtle Swims by Jill Esbaum (April 2024)

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