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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jacob Grant  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Children's Fiction Illustrator

Audience: Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Grant currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jacob Grant is an author and illustrator. He writes and illustrates his own books and illustrates books written by other authors.

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Titles At Your Library

Scaredy Kate
ISBN: 1438003641

B.E.S. Publishing. 2014

Kate has a problem. She's terrified of her aunt's big bulldog. Kate's aunt calls the dog Cookie. Kate calls it a monster! One day, after fleeing the apartment to escape Cookie, Kate takes the strangest elevator ride ever--complete with a mysterious package and floor after floor of real-life monsters! It takes all of her courage, but Kate soon finds that the monsters aren't so scary after all. Kate makes some new friends, and she discovers the perfect way to tame her own personal beast. This warmly written, beautifully illustrated book is certain to be a favorite among all children (and adults) who have been afraid at one time or another.

Little Bird's Bad Word: A Picture Book
ISBN: 1250051495

Feiwel & Friends. 2015

Little Bird learned a new word! He loves it so much that he's bursting to share it with all of his friends.


The only problem is, this isn't a very nice word. Little Bird doesn't realize it, but this word might even hurt someone's feelings. With the help of Papa Bird, maybe Little Bird will learn another new word--one that will make things all better.

Cat Knit
ISBN: 1250051509

Feiwel & Friends. 2016

Cat and Yarn are the best of friends. They have so much fun playing together, the two are inseparable.

Until the day Girl takes Yarn away.

When Yarn Returns, he is completely changed, no longer Cat's bright and jolly friend. Cat is mad!

Soon, Cat begins to miss his best friend, and he just might realize that a little change isn't so bad after all.

Through with the Zoo
ISBN: 1250108144

Feiwel & Friends. 2017

Goat has always dreamed of having his very own space.

But Goat lives in a petting zoo, surrounded by hugs and rubs and grabby little hands.

Determined to find his perfect alone space, Goat escapes into the big zoo. But space is not an easy thing to find, in this humorous picture book from Jacob Grant, Through with the Zoo.

Bear's Scare
ISBN: 1681197200

Bloomsbury Children's Books. 2018

Bear likes to keep his house clean and tidy. In fact, the only thing Bear loves more than cleaning is taking care of his small stuffed friend, Ursa.

Then Bear sees a sticky spiderweb . . . and where there's a web there is certainly a spider! The messy guest must be found, but what Bear and Ursa finally discover might just be an unlikely friend.

Opposites attract in this adorable story, where new friends come in all shapes and sizes.


Cat Knit

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

    Speaking Engagements

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    Literary Agent Steven Chudney