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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(Last updated: October 30, 2015)

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"That's a *really* good book." - Sadie, age 9 (Toronto, ON)

"The perfect first day of library book. PERFECT!" - Librarian @CatMunch on Twitter.

***For more reader and reviewer quotes, see What Readers Are Saying About WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? 

From May 28th, 2015 issue of the LA Times / Books / Jacket Copy: "30 Summer Books That Kids Will Gobble Up - Titles to tempt tots to teens: YA stories, middle grade tales and picture books."

From starred review in Kirkus Reviews (Jan/2015):

Excerpt: "Fans of Mo Willems will especially appreciate the family dynamics and expressive artwork. The brilliant combination of art and text will capture the imaginations of both bibliophiles and less-than-enthusiastic readers."

Starred review in CCBC "Best Books For Kids & Teens 2015" list (Fall 2015).


From School Library Journal (Mar/2015):

Excerpt: "A perfect introduction to the concept of libraries for the youngest readers."

From B&N Reads: May's Top Picks In Picture Books (May/2015):

"Bibliophiles young and old will delight in this touching tale. Spencer loves to read—he reads a new book every night, in fact. But when his favorite book goes missing—and a tulip shows up in its place—he begins a perplexing scavenger hunt that reveals a community of readers living right under his nose."

From Publishers Weekly (Mar/2015):

Excerpt: "....This is a story that should quickly find its way into the hearts of book lovers of all ages."

From Booklist (April 24, 2015):

Excerpt: "Ohi’s first venture into writing...will resonate with kids who love their books—and their libraries."