Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers


Hello, and Welcome to my playground!

Kick your shoes off, relax, and stay awhile! My character friends and I love to play with our reader friends!

Happy Playing!

Many of the character friends found here are now available on E-books!

Punk Wig - A Children’s Book With a Purpose
By Terri Forehand

"Punk Wig is an example of a beautiful and entertaining book for children as it not only entertains but educates the child about the side effects of cancer. The main character describes the cancer as “alien blobs” going through his mothers insides...

"The story cleverly shows the child the time line for treatment and recovery in a gentle way. This story is a wonderful presentation to introduce the young child to the subject of cancer, treatment, and side-effects without being doom and gloom or frightening.
As a pediatric critical care nurse, I recommend this book for any child who has an adult they love facing this disease. It is also a fun read for children to be introduced to the topic of illness and treatment for children who have never had to face something this serious.
Punk Wig puts a smile on your face and warm feeling in your heart with the simple, fun, and clever words in this story. The story will touch everyone who reads it over and over again."

For more information on Punk Wig, please visit the Reading Room.

From the News (Journalism)

My apologies that the earlier below links to news interviews now all link to the current news. I am working to restore these.

"As a huge literacy advocate, Ries said she is excited at the chance to introduce children to the world of reading and is hopeful that her books can help instill the love of words that she herself feels."

-By Elena Boryczka The Times
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Headshot/​ Reading Room Photo-Britney Means

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Lori's Books

Junior Library Guild Selection 2010
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book/ CCBC Choices 2011
Cybil Award Finalist /Bank Street Best Books of the year 2010 /Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Readers Award
New From Boyds Mills Press! Oregon Book Award Finalist/ Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2009
Horn Book Fanfare List: Best books of 2006/2007 Oregon Book Award Finalist Nick Jr. Family Magazine's Best Children's Books of 2006/ The Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2006/
Parenting Magazine Best Books November 2006 Parenting Picks
Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year/ The Friends Medallion 2007 Special Award
Children's Choices 2005