Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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My first book as author/illustrator! Launches from Simon & Schuster in May/2015.

LA Times list of "30 Summer Books That Kids Will Gobble Up"

Read the *starred* review for WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? in Kirkus

I'm Bored Bonus Page
I'm Sad
Sam & Eva


(Last updated January 1, 2017)

My first solo picture book is now available!Thank you for visiting my Books Project page! I write and illustrate books for young people for a living, and marvel in this fact every single day.

My first solo picture book, Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers) is now in bookstores. My second solo picture book, Sam & Eva, comes out from S&S BFYR in October 2017. 

Launches April 25, 2017 from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Launches July 11, 2017 from Random House Children's Books


Also (covers coming soon):

RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS (HarperCollins Children's): Written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Publication date: August 9th, 2017. Sequel to Ruby Rose, Off To School She Goes!

SAM & EVA (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers): Written AND illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Publication date: October 17, 2017.

I'm Sad: written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Simon & Schuster / 2018. Sequel to New York Times Notable Children's Book, I'm Bored.



FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS: I have Teacher's Guides, print-ready activity sheets and other bonus material for I'm Bored, Naked!, Where Are My Books?, Ruby Rose, Off To School She Goes and Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective: What's That Smell? For free print-ready gift cards, posters, activity sheets and other bonus goodies, see Debbie's Free Print-Ready Archives.

I have an online shop where you can buy my books, stationery, prints and more.

You can follow me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (kidlit/YA) and @BGGgirl (gaming).


Bibliography formats: covers only - cover plus details plus store links - text only

Picture Book Writing/lllustration:

Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2015

Picture Book lllustration:

Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2012 Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2014 HarperCollins Children's - June 21, 2016
Random House Children's - July 12, 2016 Simon & Schuster Children's - April 25, 2017

 Also see I'M BORED Bonus PageNAKED! Bonus Page and WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? Bonus Page.

Chapter Book Illustration (cover and interior illustrations):

 Also see Illustrating Judy Blume.

Middle Grade Book Illustration (cover illustrations):

Atheneum BFYR (S&S)
Atheneum BFYR (S&S)
Atheneum BFYR (S&S)
Atheneum BFYR (S&S), 2014 Atheneum BFYR (S&S), 2014 Atheneum BFYR (S&S), 2014
Atheneum BFYR (S&S), 2014


Other Writing and Illustration: