Author & Illustrator

Loren Long


Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator.Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid WPA painting style. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, and has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Step By Step Graphics and Print.

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem
Someone Builds the Dream
The Night Before Christmas
Good Day, Good Night
If I Was the Sunshine
There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake
Otis Gives Thanks
Otis and the Kittens
Little Tree
Otis and the Scarecrow
Otis's Busy Day

Most Popular Loren Long Books

    Change Sings: A Children's Anthem
    Loren Long
    Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
    Loren Long, Barack Obama
    Matt De La Peña, Loren Long
    Someone Builds the Dream
    Loren Long, Lisa Wheeler
    Loren Long
    Little Tree
    Loren Long

Book Stats


All Loren Long Books

2021Change Sings: A Children's AnthemLoren Long32
2021Someone Builds the DreamLisa WheelerLoren Long48
2020The Night Before ChristmasClement C. MooreLoren Long40
2019Good Day, Good NightMargaret Wise BrownLoren Long34
2019If I Was the SunshineJulie FoglianoLoren Long48
2018There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the LakeLoren LongLoren Long40
2018LoveMatt De La PeñaLoren Long40
2017Otis Gives ThanksLoren LongLoren Long30
2016Otis and the KittensLoren LongLoren Long40
2015Little TreeLoren LongLoren Long40
2014Otis and the ScarecrowLoren LongLoren Long40
2014Otis's Busy DayLoren LongLoren Long32
2014Toy BoatRandall de SeveRandall de SeveLoren Long30
2013Otis and the PuppyLoren LongLoren Long36
2012NightsongAri BerkLoren Long48
2011Otis and the TornadoLoren LongLoren Long40
2010Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My DaughtersBarack ObamaLoren Long40
2009OtisLoren LongLoren Long40
2008Vroom!: It's Color Time!David ShannonLoren LongDavid Gordon16
2008Drummer BoyLoren LongLoren Long40


Barack Obama
Matt De La Peña
Lisa Wheeler
Julie Fogliano
Margaret Wise Brown
Clement C. Moore
Randall de Seve
Ari Berk
David Shannon
David Gordon

Book Dedications by Loren Long

  • For Virgil
    Someone Builds the Dream