Lori Joy Smith - Illustrator

As a young girl, Lori Joy Smith made weekly trips to the nearby children's library with her father. These trips sparked her love of reading and children's books. As a teenager, Lori lived in Italy and visited some of the most beautiful museums in Europe, which left her wanting nothing more than to make art. Now she gets to put these two loves together every day, working as an artist and illustrator.

She loves making art, walking in the forest, looking at the stars, drinking coffee, growing flowers and, most of all, reading to her own girls every night before they go to sleep.

Lori lives in a cute little house on a beautiful little island with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a dog. Her work has appeared in Chirp and American Girl magazines. She has illustrated four books for children and has more on the way!
Twitter: @LoriJoySmith
Instagram @LoriJoySmithart

Me, Me, Me

2018 - Rainforest of Reading Award, OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, Short-listed

Me, Too!

2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2015 - Readers' Choice Award, Rainforest of Reading, Winner

Noisy Poems for a Busy Day

2012 - Best Bets, Nonfiction, Ontario Library Association, Long-listed

Picture Books

Me, Too!, 2015