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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 SAM & EVA and WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? (Simon & Schuster). Her illustrations have appeared in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, and others. You can find Debbie on Twitter, Instagram, her Bookstagram, Facebook, YouTube, and via her Contact Form. Here’s a list of her social media and where’s she’s most active right now.

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I'm Sorry

In this fourth book in the series from New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, a flamingo and a very sorry potato learn how to mend hurt feelings. Flamingo is upset. Very upset. Potato is sorry. Very sorry. In fact, he is the sorriest. But he doesn’t know how . . .

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Interview with Billy Yong, debut picture book illustrator of MY PET FEET (with advice for young writers from author Josh Funk)

I’m honoured to have my blog included in the MY PET FEET Virtual Book Tour! I encourage you to visit the other stops along the way so far, including Imagination Soup, Simply 7 on Jena Benton’s blog, Cabin Reads, Librarian’s Quest, Unleashing Readers, Pragmatic Mom and Here Wee Read. Billy . . .


Help an educator #ClearTheList

(Shortlink: Teachers spent an average of $750 out of their own pockets for classroom supplies during the 2020-2021, according to a survey by Many teachers started using the hashtag #clearthelist on social media in 2019 to help raise money for supplies. Here is a post by Tricia Goss . . .


Interview with debut picture book author & illustrator Adriana Bergstrom about ABUELITA AND I MAKE FLAN

Adriana Hernández Bergstrom is a Cuban-American artist and children’s literature author-illustrator. She enjoys learning languages and lives in Florida. Abuelita and I Make Flan is her debut picture book, and comes out from Charlesbridge on Aug. 9th! I was lucky enough to see an early version of Adriana’s picture book . . .

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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.