Children's Book Author


Lori Orlinsky is a multi award-winning children’s book author, freelance writer and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is the mother of two little ladies who are small but mighty. At 5"1, she wishes her children’s picture book "Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)," was around when she was growing up.

Organizations, Certifications, Awards & Accolades:

  • Winner, 2019 Author Academy Award
  • Member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Illinois Chapter
  • Named to prestigious “36 under 36” list in Chicago by the Jewish United Fund
  • Certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training
  • Ambassador for the PACER's National Bullying Center
  • Featured on ABC7 Chicago, NBC5 Chicago, WGN9 Chicago, WGN Radio, & Fox32 Chicago
Lori Orlinsky Author
Lori Orlinsky Author

Books by Lori

Being Small
Released April 16, 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-64307-127-5

Being Small
(Isn’t So Bad After All)

Being Small is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that being short is a challenge, but her mother presents to her funny and unique advantages that only she has because of her height, instilling self-confidence in her.

This book is a must-read for any child who has ever fallen behind the curve on the growth chart.

Awards & Accolades:

  • Winner, 2019 Author Academy Awards (Children’s Book category)
  • 2019 Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal Winner (Children’s Books category)
  • 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner (School Issues category)
  • 2019 Bookstagram Choice Award (Bullying Prevention category)
  • Finalist, 2019 Best Book Awards (Children's Mind/Body/Spirit category)
  • 2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner (First Time Author category)
  • Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read
  • Reviewed by Midwest Book Review/Children’s Bookwatch
  • Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Recipient
  • 2020 Indie Excellence Book Awards (Picture Books 4-8 category)

The Tooth Fairy’s
Tummy Ache

Ellie has been eagerly awaiting the day she can finally trade in her first baby tooth for a coveted prize from the Tooth Fairy. But when the time comes, the unthinkable happens! Ellie swallows her tooth!

Knowing she can't disappoint the Tooth Fairy, Ellie decides to lie about what really happened to her tooth. But when her fib leads to big trouble in Fairyland, will Ellie be able to set things right again?

Awards & Accolades:

  • 2020 Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal Winner (Children’s Books category)
  • Reviewed by Midwest Book Review/Children's Bookwatch
  • Readers' Favorite 5-Star Recipient
  • Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read
  • 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner (Picture Book 6+ category)
The Tooth Fairy's Tummy Ache

ISBN-13: 978-1-64307-350-7