About Lisa Rogers

Author of books for Children

Lisa Rogers, Children's Book Author

Lisa Rogers became inspired to write for children during her career as an elementary school librarian. She is the award-winning author of the picture book biographies Beautiful Noise: The Music of John Cage, illustrated by Il Sung Na (Random House/Anne Schwartz Books); 16 Words: William Carlos And “The Red Wheelbarrow”,” illustrated by Chuck Groenink (Random House/Schwartz & Wade), and the rhyming picture book Hound Won’t Go, illustrated by Meg Ishihara (Albert Whitman), inspired by her rescue dog.

Lisa Rogers, Children's Book Author

Awards

Beautiful Noise: The Music of John cage

16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red wheelbarrow"

Young Lisa Rogers, Children's Book Author
Even at 18 months, Lisa loved books!

She’s also the author of Ronald Reagan: A Little Golden Book Biography (Random House); Elvis Presley: A Little Golden Book Biography  (Random House, September 2024); and Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces, coauthored with Jean Leibowitz, (Chicago Review Press).

Three picture book biographies are forthcoming, including Joan Mitchell Paints A Symphony: La Grande Vallée Suite, illustrated by Stacy Innerst (Astra/Calkins Creek, February 2025) and Woody’s Words: Woodrow Wilson Rawls and “Where The Red Fern Grows,” illustrated by Susan Reagan (Astra/Calkins Creek, Fall 2025). Her poem is the title poem of the forthcoming anthology If I Could Choose a Best Day, ed. Latham and Waters, illustrated by Olivia Sua (Candlewick, March 2025).

Lisa was selected as a PB Rising Stars Mentor for 2024. She holds degrees in English from The College of William & Mary and Boston College and received her master’s in library science from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives outside Boston with her husband and obstreperous hound and is a four-time runner of the Boston Marathon.

Lisa's rescued hound, Tucker
Lisa's rescued hound, Tucker

Awards

Golden Kite Honor badge
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection seal
Best Children's books of the year

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