Lisa Thiesing

illustrator & author

Book List
I've been privileged to have published over 40 books as author and/or illustrator in my career.
Here are a few of my favorites:

...adorable illustrations...simple backgrounds with just enough detail to...keep the focus on the friends...who clearly care about one another...through thick and thin. 
   - Kirkus

This charming book provides readers with example after example of what makes someone a good friend...Thiesing's art has strong child appeal and reinforces the happiness friendship brings. 
   - SLJ

Few beginning readers are as good as this one to promote reading with expression. This book is absolutely delightful.
   - SLJ

Winner of the Michigan Great Lakes Great Books State Award
Winner of the Delaware Diamonds State Award
Booklist "Top 10 Mysteries for Youth"
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year
...a two generation photo album that a young mother is sharing with her daughter while she compares her child's life with her own experiences as a girl. There is great charm in the photographic-style watercolor illustrations...They capture perfectly the differences these 30 years have made...and other enduring witnesses to the overwhelming love parents feel for their children.  
   - The New York Times

Parents Magazine "Parents Pick"
Parents Magazine Feature Spread
National Parenting Seal of Approval
A Bank Street Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
A Bank Street Book of the Year
Rock on!
   - Kirkus Star Review

NJLA Garden State Book Award Nominee
IRA/CBC "Children's Choice" Award
NJLA Garden State Book Award Nominee
Parents Magazine "Parents Pick"
The Ghosts of
Hungryhouse Lane

 NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book
Booklist Starred Review
Additional Titles

Dear Diary - commissioned by The Guggenheim Museum
The Scarecrow's New Clothes - Dutton
  Two Silly Trolls &
  Silly Times with Two Silly Trolls - HarperCollins
The Ghastly Gertie Swindle - Henry Holt
The Quest for Queenie - Little, Brown
Rhymin' Simon and the Mystery of the Fat Cat &
Rhymin' Simon and the Mystery of the Fake Snake - Dutton
20 Toddler Books - Korea Hermannhesse

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