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Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a children’s book author and illustrator who has helped create over 20 books for young people. She loves her job. She is the author and illustrator of I WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS, WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?, and SAM & EVA (Simon & Schuster). Her illustrations have appeared in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, and others. You can find Debbie on Bluesky, SubStack, Instagram, her Bookstagram, Facebook, YouTube, X, and via her Contact Form.

The Latest Book

I Want To Read ALL The Books

Launching from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers on Sept. 17th, 2024.

An insatiably curious girl decides the only way to answer all her questions is to read all the books in this funny and charming picture book in the spirit of The Library Fish and Tom Chapin’s The Library Book.

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What's New

New To Bluesky? Here Are Some Tips

If you haven’t already, do check my earlier post, Social Media and the KidLit Community: My (Updated) Personal Take, which includes my thoughts on different social media platforms, why I’ve settled on Bluesky as my shortform watercoolor of choice, and some of the Public Lists I’ve created on Bluesky so . . .

For Illustrators | For Writers | Inkygirl | Promotion and Marketing Tips

Social Media and the KidLit Community: My (Updated) Personal Take

Quick navigation: Bluesky Lists – I’m mainly on Bluesky and Substack these days.*** UPDATED March 3, 2024: Also see my new Bluesky Tips: Community Engagement post! Spoiler alert: As you can tell from the image above and screenshot below of Melissa Stewart’s article in School Library Journal, Bluesky is currently . . .

For Illustrators | For Writers | Inkygirl

I WANT TO READ *ALL* THE BOOKS!

I’m delighted to reveal the cover of my new solo picture book with Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, I WANT TO READ *ALL* THE BOOKS. Don’t you love my art director Laurent Linn’s wonderful cover design? Read about how the cover was created here, including the cuuuute dog . . .

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Events

Debbie is currently available for virtual visits. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.