Lisa Papp

Author & Illustrator

Lisa Papp grew up telling stories. With a notebook full of sketches, her early tales featured her cat, stuffed animals, and other nature-y things. Today, Lisa is still making up stories and painting pictures, but now they fill the pages of children’s books. She has received awards for both her writing and illustration, including a 2011 National Parenting Publication Awards Honor book, a 2012 Storytelling World Resource Award, and the 2017 Children’s Choice Book Award winner in the K–2nd-grade Book of the Year category. Lisa lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Robert, also an artist, and three wildly creative cats—to whom she does read. You can visit her website at