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Jacob Grant

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Grant currently resides in Oak Park.

Biography: Jacob Grant is an author and illustrator. He writes and illustrates his own children's books and illustrates books written by other authors.

  • Cat Knit ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018
  • Bear's Scare ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020
  • No Fair! Illinois READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2024

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Bear meets bear /
ISBN: 1547604247 OCLC: 1149280065

When Bear's new teapot is delivered by a charming lady Panda, he is unable to speak so he orders another teapot, and another, until Spider steps in to help.

Bear out there /
ISBN: 1681197456 OCLC: 1042395690

When Spider's kite gets stuck in a tree, he looks to his friend Bear for help, even though Bear hesitates to leave his comfort zone.

Bear's scare
ISBN: 9781681197210 OCLC: 1001842337

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 /
ISBN: 1250051509 OCLC: 928491995

Little Bird's bad word /
ISBN: 1250051495 OCLC: 905419369

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.

No Fair!
ISBN: 0593117697 OCLC:

Viking Books for Young Readers 2023

A big-hearted story about fairness and father-son love by the author-illustrator of No Pants!Pablo and his dad are ready for a fun day together at the farmer’s market–what’s better than a bike ride, doughnuts, and hot apple cider? But Pablo's dad says that everything Pablo picks out is too big for him. It’s just no fair! What if he was in charge and his dad was the kid, Pablo wonders. And his dad stops to think about it, too.This light-hearted but thoughtful look at fairness introduces a important subject that everyone encounters throughout their lives.

No pants! /
ISBN: 0593117662 OCLC: 1248928761

When his busy father prompts him to get ready for an exciting family cookout, an exuberant young Pablo decides that he would rather not wear his pants and would have more fun finding other ways to use them.

Owls are good at keeping secrets :
ISBN: 1524713317 OCLC: 1019844698

Scaredy Kate
ISBN: 9781480660496 OCLC: 857803473

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.

The SURVIVAL of Deer's making thru Hunting Season
ISBN: 1737357216 OCLC:

Jacob Grant 2021

**THIS IS BOOK 1 OF THE SURVIVAL OF DEER'S MAKING THRU HUNTING SEASON SERIES**This book is about a deer family surviving thru hunting season. They will go thru ups and downs trying to avoid being captured while using their survival skills to make it.LET THE DEER HUNTING SEASON BEGIN

This book can read your mind /
ISBN: 0711241449 OCLC: 1127087787

You have opened a very special book. This book can do something that has NEVER been achieved before. This book can read your mind. I will just need you to think of something, but whatever you do, don't think of anything SILLY. You know, like a pink elephant...When the page is turned, sure enough, a pink elephant appears! This funny interactive book plays on the idea that when you're told NOT to think of something, somehow it is all you can think about. As the book continues, and more and more silliness ensues, the scientist is distraught but there is plenty of fun in store for the reader!

Through with the zoo /
ISBN: 1250108144 OCLC: 964334672