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T.L. McBeth

T.L. McBeth was born in Findlay, Ohio. As a child, he grew up reading Dr. Seuss and H. A. & Margret Rey (although he mainly looked at the pictures). He studied illustration in college where he developed a love for expressive and minimal characters. In 2015, he moved to New York City to pursue an illustration career and he is currently lucky enough to illustrate picture books full time. T.L. works from his small apartment in Manhattan, where he spends most of his time. When he does leave the house, he likes to watch the dogs in the neighborhood dog park and visit bookstores for inspiration. He is the illustrator of Stegothesaurus and the Big Words Small Stories series, and is also working on writing and illustrating a few books of his own. His work has been featured on Threadless and displayed at the Society of Illustrators.

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Stegothesaurus (Macmillan, 2018)
Big Words, Small Stories #1 (Kids Can Press, 2018)
Robot in Love (Macmillan, Winter 2019)
Big Words Small Stories: The Traveling Dustball (Kids Can Press, Spring 2019)


Ogilvy (Macmillan, Summer 2019)
Big Words, Small Stories: No Bare Feet (Kids Can Press, Fall 2019)
Triceratopposite (Macmillan, Spring 2020)
Randy: The Badly Drawn Horse (Macmillan, 2020)
Ducks! (Macmillan, Winter 2020)
Robot is Scared (Macmillan, Summer 2020)
Randy and Dandy (Macmillan, Summer 2021)
Robot Breaks Christmas (Macmillan, Fall 2021)