Lisa Rogers became inspired to write for children during her career as an elementary school librarian.
Lisa’s debut picture book, 16 WORDS: WILLIAM CARLOS AND “THE RED WHEELBARROW,” illustrated by Chuck Groenink (Schwartz & Wade, 2019), received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, is a Bank Street Best Children’s Book, a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice, a Junior Library Guild selection, an ALSC Notable Books shortlist book, and a winner of the Boston Authors Club Julia Ward Howe award and the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award.
HOUND WON’T GO, a rhyming picture book illustrated by Meg Ishihara (Albert Whitman, 2020), is a 2021 Massachusetts Must-Read book and was inspired by her rescue dog. Two poems are included in FRIENDS AND ANEMONES: OCEAN POEMS FOR CHILDREN (Writers’ Loft Press, 2020) and another was selected for IF THIS PUDDLE COULD TALK (Candlewick, 2024) edited by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
DISCOVER HER ART: WOMEN ARTISTS AND THEIR MASTERPIECES, coauthored with Jean Leibowitz, will be out March 1 from Chicago Review Press.
A former daily news reporter and editor, Lisa lives outside Boston with her family and intrepid hound and is a four-time runner of the Boston Marathon.
16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow"
This simple nonfiction picture book about the beloved American poet William Carlos Williams is also about how being mindful can result in the creation of a great poem like "The Red Wheelbarrow"--which is only sixteen words long.
In this lovely picture book, young listeners will see how paying attention to the simplest everyday things can inspire the greatest art, as they learn about a great American poet.
Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces2022
Hound Won't Go2020
Awards and Recognition
- For 16 WORDS: Julia Ward Howe Award, Boston Authors Club; Junior Library Guild Selection, Bank Street Best Books list, CCBC Choice, ALSC Notable shortlist For HOUND WON'T Go: A Massachusetts Must-Read