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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.

Published Works

  • Scaredy Kate, Barron's Educational Series, 2014
  • Little Bird's Bad Word: A Picture Book , Feiwel & Friends, 2015
  • Cat Knit, Feiwel & Friends, 2016
  • Through With The Zoo, Feiwel & Friends, 2017
  • Bear's Scare, Bloomsbury, 2018Written by Sara O'Leary:
  • Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets, Penguin Random House, 2018

Selected Titles At Your Library

Scaredy Kate /
ISBN: 1438003641. OCLC Number:

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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.

Little Bird's bad word /
ISBN: 1250051495. OCLC Number:

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Little Bird loves learning new words and sharing them with his friends, so when he realizes that his latest one is a bad word, he knows just what to say to set things right.

Cat knit /
ISBN: 1250051509. OCLC Number:

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"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 rolly 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. OCLC Number:

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"Goat lives in a petting zoo--but doesn't like to be touched!"--

Bear's scare /
ISBN: 1681197200. OCLC Number:

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Bear cares about keeping his house clean and tidy almost as much as he cares about his stuffed friend, Ursa, so he is determined to find the spider building messy webs there.


Cat Knit

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

    Speaking Engagements

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    Literary Agent Steven Chudney