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Irene Hunt's Across Five Aprils is the story of a young farmboy, Jethro Creighton, growing up during the American Civil War.
In Dorothy Rhoads' The Corn Grows Ripe, a modern Mayan boy (1950s) comes of age after his father's accident in the fields.
Shannon Duncan is a young South African, passionate about children's literature.
Anne McCaffrey's 'Black Horses for the King' is the scifi legend's young adult take on the King Arthur story.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 'The Little Prince' reads like a meta-story about the stifling of children's imaginations as they grow up.
Whimsy! I am a published children's book illustrator. My formal education is in digital design and animation. Combined with my experience in illustration,
Michelle Mullins' free kids story is called Bugs in My Hair, about a child who gets lice!
Superfudge is the 2nd of Judy Blume's Fudge books, with Peter in 6th grade and Fudge entering kindergarten.
Shel Silverstein 'puts something silly in the world that wasn't there before' with his classic A Light in the Attic.
Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first of four in a series featuring Peter Hatcher and his two year old brother Fudge.
Born and raised in Nicaragua, reviewer Daniela Chamorro has a B.A. in English from Amherst College.
I am a physically disabled, self-taught, prolific, freelance, illustrator artist. My illustrations are all freehand. I mainly use Crayon Rocks to colour
Carole Boston Weatherford creates an 'autobiography' of Fannie Lou Hamer in Voice of Freedom: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.
Hi, I have a BA (Upper 2nd class honors) Illustration (UK). I am a mixed media paper cut artist. I enjoy the challenge of using materials to tell a story.
Your first step in successful self-publishing - collaborate with me! Energetic, detailed artwork sure to bring a smile to your reader as they fall in
Hi. I am Tatiana. I'm an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. I work in a variety of styles and techniques, such as • colored pencils • watercolor
Kevin Henkes' Waiting makes the case that waiting for something to happen--which kids do a lot of--isn't necessarily a bad thing.
In 'The Magical Snow Garden,' Wellington the penguin has it in his head to make a garden like the one he's seen in books!
It's Goldilocks turned on its head in Tony Mitton's 'Snowy Bear,' when a baby bear seeking shelter finds a little girl home alone.
In Benji Davies' 'Grandad's Island,' death is painted as a beautiful place you don't come back from.
Raised in Canada and now living in London, Tassa Dimitropoulos is a stay-at-home mom and former schoolteacher.
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!
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