• Rachel Hamby’s poetry and short fiction have been published in Spider and Highlights magazines. She has also written several leveled readers for the education market. Her passion projects are quirky, funny picture book texts. 

    As a writer with low-vision, Rachel is always searching for words that sound great when they’re read out loud. 

    Rachel is also the volunteer Regional Advisor for SCBWI Inland Northwest. She lives in Washington state with her family and writing companion, Libby the corgi (aka #libzbear). 


  • I love to read and write quirky, humorous, whimsical picture books. Growing up, these were the types of books my mom brought home from a wonderful little book store just 2 blocks from our home. I was raised on a steady diet of Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, Jack Gantos, Leo Lionni, Ezra Jack Keats & Arnold Lobel. When my Mom became a Grandma, she introduced me to Doreen Cronin, Ian Falconer, & David Wiesner. 

    Today I study Tammi Sauer, Diane Murray, Jory John & so much more. My favorite picture books are always imaginative and often hilarious. My current WIP’s include: 

    A BIRTHDAY BROUHAHA, Wicked for the preschool set.

    CARROT’S BIG MOVE: A carrot growing among the peas tries to move to the right garden row until they discover a new way to grow.   

    CHUGGA-CHUGGA, MOO MOO! An imaginative cow tries to play with her farm friends in a simple text about patience, compromise, and coming together to make something big. 



PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore

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    A Cowgirl Breakfast




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    The Biggest Thing in the Garden