has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff. Most recently Grandpa Green which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book and It’s a Book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over six months and has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George & Ben. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and

the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach.

His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year list four times.

Lane and book designer Molly Leach live in rural Connecticut.

He is represented by Steven Malk of Writers House.


has designed tons of books including The 50th Anniversary edition of A Wrinkle in Time; Bloom by Maria van Lieshout; the treasury, Your Favorite Seuss; The Stinky Cheese Man; Squids Will Be Squids; Seen Art?; Baloney (Henry P.);

Math Curse; Science Verse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith; Pilobolus: The Human Alphabet by John Kane; James and the Giant Peach: The Book and Movie Scrapbook by Lucy Dahl; Purr and Speak by Michael J. Rosen; Spooky ABC by Eve Merriam and Lane Smith; Baby! Talk! By Penny Gentieu; Exploring Space; Insects; Pilgrims of Plymouth; A Tree for All Seasons, by the National Geographic Society; and the complete Puffin library of Roald Dahl books.

More about Molly HERE. and HERE.

And a video HERE.

© 2012 Lane Smith

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