Diane deGroat

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Original Watercolor on Watercolor paper
Dimensions: 15 x 11.5 inches

Signed hardcover copy of Charlie Plays Ball (written by Ree Drummond)

Illustrator’s Biography

Diane deGroat has been illustrating children’s books since 1972, with over 150 books to her credit. She has done artwork for many well-known authors, including Lois Lowry and even Dr. Ruth!

Since 1995, she has been writing and illustrating her own stories. Her picture books about Gilbert the opossum include Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet. Thirteen additional books are in this series, which has won three state children’s choice awards. In 2009, a spin-off series of I Can Read books (HarperCollins) debuted, offering beginner readers their own stories to read about Gilbert and his friends.

In  2011 she began illustrating the Charlie the Ranch Dog series for blogger and Food Network star, Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. Drummond’s basset hound is featured in five picture books and six easy readers.

The newest book that Diane has written and illustrated, The Adventures of Robo-Kid, will be released in June 2022. This picture book blends two parallel stories, one in the real world and one inside a comic book.

Learn much more about Diane on her award winning website.


The live auction will be from December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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Diane deGroat has generously donated her work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.