Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers

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


Onward and Upward!

November 4, 2011

Autumn is filled with color and I love driving country roads where the trees are filled with crimson, gold, and autumn hues.

So much has changed along with the scenery. This past year I became the mother in law of a darling girl that married our eldest son, a grandmother of the cutest little baby girl you ever did see, and just learned I'm to be a grandma again! There is lots of excitement happening up here on the mountain!

I also started going back to school, and I'm loving the opportunity to expand my mind and writing skills. it's wonderful to get to explore the world from a student point of view again. I've always been passionate about learning so this has been great fun.

Of course, with all these changes, I'm also still writing. It's been an amazing year with Good Dog Aggie, receiving the Maryland Blue Crab Award, and Aggie the Brave becoming an Oregon Spirit Award Honor Book. I look back and I am just so amazed at this journey, and am so, so grateful for my writing life.

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Take pleasure in the words and worlds all around you.

Warm Wishes,