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 September 26, 2016)

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. I am also working on a middle grade novel. 

My illustrations appear in picture books by other people with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Random House as well as Judy Blume chapter books reissues from Atheneum and ten Judy Blume reissue covers (including the middle grade version of Are You There God? It's Me Margaret).

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers - April 25, 2017Also (covers coming soon):

MITZI TULANE, PRESCHOOL DETECTIVE in THE SECRET INGREDIENT (Random House Children's): Written by Lauren McLaughlin and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Publication date: July 11th, 2017. Sequel to What's That Smell?

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), @debbieohi (livetweets, chat, photos, geekynerdstuff) 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: