About

Deborah Freedman was an architect once-upon-a-time, but now she loves to build worlds in books. Her first picture books were tiny and hand-made over thirty years ago for her own children, and her first published book debuted in 2007. Since then, she has written and illustrated many more, including Blue Chicken, The Story of Fish & Snail, Shy, This House, Once, and most recently, Carl and The Meaning of Life and Is Was. Her books have been translated into nine different languages, adopted in classrooms across the country, and received many starred and rave reviews, honors, and awards — including SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award and a Parent's Choice Gold Award.

Other Works

  • Tiny Dino

    2022
  • Is Was

    2021
  • Carl & the Meaning of Life

    2019
  • This House, Once

    2017
  • Shy

    2016
  • By Mouse & Frog

    2015
  • The Story of Fish & Snail

    2013
  • Blue Chicken

    2011
  • Scribble

    2007