Featured books by Loren Long

There’s a Hole in the Log at the Bottom of the Lake

By: Loren Long
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

The hole in the log in the lake holds a frog with a hair on its head, a fly on top of that, with a gnat on the fly. Shared as a call-and-response or as a song (the music is included), readers will appreciate the humor of the oblivious frog and what becomes of it.

Books illustrated by Loren Long

An Egg is Quiet

By: Dianna Aston
Illustrated by: Loren Long
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Eggs are things of beauty and great diversity. Some are large, others small. Some eggs are patterned or spotted, others are one color. Elegant illustrations and straightforward text introduce the wonder and variety of eggs, including the most exciting part — what's inside them!

The Little Engine That Could

By: Watty Piper
Illustrated by: Loren Long
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Rich, full-color illustrations in a large format breathe new life into this now classic story. The Little Blue Engine overcomes tough odds to succeed, all because she believes in herself: “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” And she does.

Wind Flyers

By: Angela Johnson
Illustrated by: Loren Long
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

A young African American boy tells the story of his great-great-uncle, who realized his dream of flying by becoming a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. Richly hued paintings evoke the period, and spare language allows the story to speak for itself.

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