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In Parrots Over Puerto Rico, Trumbore and Roth tell the still unfolding story of the near extinction (and early stages of recovery) of the Puerto
In Willie Pedromo's 'Clemente!' a boy named after the baseball legend tells the story of a man who was a hero both on the field and off.
In Drum Dream Girl, Margarita Engle tells the story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who felt drums shouldn't be only for boys.
'Trombone Shorty' is the story of Troy Andrews, renowned New Orleans Supa-Funk Rock musician, who took up a big instrument while very little!
The picture book Last Stop on Market Street won the 2016 Newbery Medal with its compelling view of the world through a poor child's eyes.
This free children's story by Jude Harrison-Smith is called The Shining Star. When a star's feelings are hurt, he can't shine as brightly.
Children's Illustration and Publishing My name is Tina Modugno. I am from Quebec, Canada. I am a freelance children's illustrator and have worked with
Paintings for Children - Fairy Tale Style My name is Maryam Safa. I come from Iran, and I live in Denmark. I was born in a family where everyone loves
Barbara Hamilton's 'Not Another Christmas Carol' details the author's childhood Christmas in late 1940s Ireland.
Hi there! My name is Miriam Rue and I am a digital illustrator. I love drawing unique characters with motions and expressions to match! My style is cartoony,
Swore I'd never do it. Would never self-publish. I was 100% in the same camp about self-published books. I swore (with my hand in the air and everything)
A twelve year old mourning her mother joins her aunt on a pilgrimage in Kit Bakke's Dancing on the Edge.
In Alan Stratton's Leslie's Journal, a high schooler living with her recently divorced mother becomes involved in an abusive relationship.
I have been creating fantasy and children's art for seven years now. My style is inspired by Grimm's fairy tales and Aesop's fables, with the design inspiration
Volunteering art skills, to build portfolio in childrens book illustration work As a life long, self taught artist, I am only now contemplating future
Lana Krumwiede's Just Itzy is the story of Itzy, a 'spindergarten' aged spiderling who doesn't want to be called Itzy Bitzy anymore.
I was a reluctant self-publisher...but now, I wouldn't do it any other way. Back in 2009, I was thrilled when a certain small-press publisher accepted
Elisa Carbone's 'Stealing Freedom' is a fictionalized rendering of the true story of Ann Maria Weems, a young slave who traveled the Underground Railroad.
Cute and simple children's book illustrations What should I say about my illustration? Illustration is the one thing I live for. It the best thing in
With What Pet Should I Get?, another clearly unfinished, unpolished manuscript gets yanked from a Seussian drawer sent unready to a waiting world.
Jennifer Roy tells the story of her aunt, Syvia Permutter, one of only 12 child survivors of the Nazis in the Lodz ghetto in Poland.
Raymond Briggs 'UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age (and His Search for Soft Trousers) is a silly-as-it-sounds, laugh-at-your-ancestors graphic novel
Chanda's Wars, the sequel to Allan Stratton's Michael Printz Honor book Chanda's Dreams, follows Chanda to her dead mother's village.
Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet's 'The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,' tells the story of a child (then man) with a passion for categorizing words.
Make your book stand out! Incredibly unique art style and vivid colors! With my art, the purpose is to stand out. You see the book on the shelf, and
I do a versatile range of artwork and illustrations, ranging from watercolour paintings to pencil and pen drawings, of almost anything. I can also produce
Jericho Walls, by Kristi Collier, tackles friendship and race between a black boy and a white girl in turbulent 1957 South Carolina.
Allan Stratton's 'Chanda’s Secrets' is a compelling story set in a small African village being ripped apart by the HIV/AIDS virus.
A former health professional with five grandchildren to pass her lifelong love of books to, we're honored to have aspiring author Karen Talley review for us!
In Dan Santat's 'The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,' friends of all shapes and sizes wait on an island to be chosen. Only Beekle never is.
Jillian and Mariko Tamaki's 'This One Summer' is a drawn out rendition of everyday teenage girl drama in a graphic novel format.
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen team up again for Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, a Caldecott Honor book that requires CLOSE examination.
Charles R. Smith Jr.'s 'I Am the World' uses photographs and 1st person verse to make the point that all kids should be proud of their origins.
A country boy comes to visit his 'Nana in the City' (and his first impressions are not good ones!) in this Caldecott Honor book by Lauren Castillo.
The abstract artist Kandinsky could HEAR color! Gorgeous picture book biography: The Noisy Paint Box.
Yuyi Morales' 'Viva Frida' is the illustrator's tribute to groundbreaking Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
In Emily Lampert's 'A Little Touch of Monster,' Parker finds that being the amenable youngest child doesn't always work as well as acting the monster.
A seemingly sentient rowboat brings together a boy and a bear for a purpose in Alfred Lamb's The Abandoned Lighthouse.
My kiddos reintroduced me to the world of stories, though to be perfectly honest, I don't feel I truly ever lost touch with the world of make-believe.
Roald Dahl's Matilda is a five-year-old genius with a passion for punishing villainy and making things right.
In Susin Nielsen's blended family story, 'We Are All Made of Molecules," Stewart Inkster gets the sister he's always wanted, only she's 14 and wants nothing to do with him.
Roald Dahl's 'The Twits,' grimly illustrated by Quentin Blake, introduces a hateful couple in gory detail who meet an end they well deserve!
When weather seeks to spoil their plans, Kayla's mom saves the day with her Rainy Day Fun Box.
This free children's story by Steven Johnson is called Messy Kayla. Kayla is a young African-American child whose imagination leads to messes for her mother
Trust me. I'm a genius. Something big must be going down to drag 12 year-old boy genius Artemis Fowl from his comfortably extravagant manor house in Ireland.
A Unique & Uncommon Children’s Book Illustrator The world of self-publishing has certainly changed the landscape of the publishing world in recent years.
Rosemarie Khan, illustrator and watercolour artist Varied watercolour paintings, pen and pencil drawings, very versatile. I have already done an illustration
Brown Girl Dreaming is author Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in poems, an autobiography in verse of a young girl.
Experienced Children's Book Illustrator It's an amazing feeling to be able to bring an author's words and ideas to life through illustration, especially
Colorful Splendor: The Art of Kaleb-Bryan As an artist, I love to bring out the romantic, softened, yet powerful underlying to my work. Though I've only
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