Loren Long Biography

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator of Watty Piper’s The Little Engine That Could and Madonna’s Mr. Peabody’s Apples. Loren’s other New York Times best-selling books include: Toy Boat by Randall DeSeve which was awarded the 2007 Publisher’s Weekly Cuffie Award for Favorite Picture Book of the Year and the 2008 Great Lakes Book Award for Children's Picture Book, Angela and the Baby Jesus by the Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt, and the chapter book series Sluggers that he created with Phil Bildner..picture book illustration. His version of Walt Whitman’s When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer was a Golden Kite Honor Book.Loren co-wrote and illustated the Sluggers chapter book series about an 1800s baseball team.Recently, Loren has both written and illustrated two picture books, Drummer Boy and the New York Times Bestseller, Otis, about a friendly little tractor.In 2010, Loren illustrated President Barack Obama’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.