Author & Illustrator

Jill Esbaum


Jill Esbaum is the author of many award-winning picture books and has also written 20+ nonfiction books for National Geographic. She visits schools as often as possible and enjoys teaching writing across the country. She is the creator and administrator of a group picture book blog,

Jill grew up in small-town Iowa. She LOVED everything about school and spent her free time creating comic strips, trying to get kittens to follow her home, and playing Barbie beauty pageant with the neighbor girls. One of her favorite possessions was the mini flashlight that illuminated post-bedtime, undercover reading marathons with Nancy Drew.

Most Popular Jill Esbaum Books

I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! book
facing fears · animals · cows · animal sounds
I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!
moms · rescue · adventure · animals
Teeny Tiny Toady
siblings · dinosaurs · manners · babies
How to Grow a Dinosaur
Elwood Bigfoot book
making friends · animal sounds · animals · birds · being different
Elwood Bigfoot

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Book Dedications by Jill Esbaum

  • For my kindergarten friends
    Frog Boots

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Books Stats

2Authored & Illustrated

Most Recent Book

Frog Boots book
being yourself · bullying
Frog Boots

Highest Rated Book

If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party book
parties · dinosaurs · birthdays · imagination
If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party

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