Dana Regan

Dana Regan – Designer

I have illustrated children's books for Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, Grosset & Dunlap, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.


I am a children's book author and illustrator. I have written 10 books and illustrated more than 85 books for a variety of publishers, including Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, Grosset & Dunlap, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. I have enjoyed creating many Hidden Picture Puzzles for High Five and Highlights Magazine and I just illustrated a story about the solar eclipse for Click Magazine.

My most recent project was illustrating "Once Upon A View" for The View on ABC. Their Halloween show theme was "Storybook Characters" and I drew the ladies of The View as fairytale characters in a story with a bit of animation for the show's open..

I also have extensive experience creating illustrations for the educational and religious markets in black line, grayscale and full color. I am comfortable gearing my art for any age group or grade level.
Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books

Work experience


Jun, 1983 — Present

I am a children's book author and illustrator. I have written 10 books and illustrated more than 85 books for a variety of publishers, including Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, Grosset & Dunlap, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. I also have extensive experience creating illustrations for the educational and religious markets in black line, grayscale and full color. I am comfortable gearing my art for any age group or grade level.

Specialties: I create my illustrations in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Hallmark Cards

Jun, 1983 — Aug, 1987 (about 4 years)

Created art for kids cards, ornaments, books and puzzles.


In this enchanting storybook, tooth fairies dress up in their dazzling best and travel to earth, where they visit animals and children who have lost their baby teeth. Two pages of reusable stickers that glitter can be used to decorate this book, a notebook, or... read more
Little ones will delight in discovering the touchy, feely, squeaky animal face on the cover of each Touch and Squeak book. In Puppy Dog's Special Friends, there's something special about each of Puppy Dog's friends, and Puppy Dog knows what it is. Children wil... read more
"An easy to read fairy tale about Pinocchio; a puppet that becomes a real boy. Spanish/English edition includes reading activities and a word list"--
"I Love Preschool" (I Love series) helps toddlers cope with entering preschool. Preschool explains to toddlers what they can expect at their preschool, such as routines and activities, and new friends. Like all of Joy Berry's books, "Preschool" speaks directly... read more
Oh, no. Gloomificent the grumpy witch has taken away all the color from Halloween. That means no orange pumpkins to glow brightly and no ripe red apples for dunking. And just look at the trick-or-treaters: their costumes are so drab and dull. Can you help happ... read more
A young boy finds all sorts of uses for his new potty until he is ready to use it to pee.
Based on the classic song, children will love to learn to sing-along with this original recording of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. This wonderful book and CD will help children learn the names of animals and the sounds they make, as well as pre-reading and word re... read more
A young girl tries to convince a grumpy cat to try on a variety of hats, as well as shoes and other apparel, in a timeless tale first published twenty years ago and presented here in a new format with new illustrations. Original.
To succeed in math today, students need to make sense of unfamiliar problems and communicate their thinking as they work toward solutions. Welcome to Ms. Green's math class, where students are learning to persevere to solve new math problems. Even the most rel... read more
Adapting the classic children's song of the same name, a rolling board book features bright illustrations of endearing animals who ride from the country to the city.
When a young girl gets a duck key chain from her grandmother, good things start to happen: she draws a perfect heart in art, her monther gives her a treat to eat, and she gets the best part in the school play. The day of the performance her duck is missing, sh... read more
Meet Stella. She has lots of opinions. Like, the best food is ice cream and kids should be allowed to bring toys to school and Ms. Merkley is the nicest teacher in the whole world. So, when Ms. M. tells the class they get to write an opinion, Stella gets excit... read more
A child goes for a ride with a dragon in a wagon and they continue traveling by a great variety of transportation modes and greet a great variety of creatures along the way.
Oops! A young girl tracks dirt inside, spills paint on the floor, then her dog runs out the door! She made a mistake, but dad does not yell. No one is perfect, he tells her, and mistakes can be fixed. They clean up the dirt, wipe up the paint, and bring back t... read more
This enjoyable, interactive book and flip-card set provides all the materials necessary for hours of Bible fun and learning. In this great interactive book, children learn Bible stories by flipping character cards. After reading a story, children flip through ... read more
What Will I Do If I Can't Tie My Shoe?
Welcome to the Pet Rescue Club! In this heartwarming series, a group of likeable fourthgraders tackle serious issues of animal welfare in a caring and age-appropriate way, always with a sense of humor and a happy ending! This volume contains three stories - "A... read more
Jess and Jaylen want to enter a skateboard contest, but Jess falls and hurts her wrist when she skateboards without the right safety gear.
Snowflake Fairy Magic

Cecile Schoberle

Each winter, after spinning one-of-a-kind snowflakes in their crystal palace, the snowflake fairies sprinkle them on the earth below and add the special glittery touches that make wintertime so beautiful and special. Two pages of reusable stickers that glitter... read more
Children will laugh out loud as they watch the young simian stars of this book swing through one very busy day. From cheering one another on at baseball games, to dancing the conga at a lively party, these monkeys know how to have a great time-all in rhyme!
The kids in Ms. Brandt's class create a special report on the United States of America, with each child doing research on ten states. There's a double-spread map of the whole U.S. and a page for every state jam-packed with trivia, interesting facts, handwritte... read more
Kids love that they can draw all over these books, and parents love that they can wipe away the scribbles! Highlights knows the best way to get kids to practice writing is to make it fun, and Highlights™ My First ABC does just that! Features thick board-book p... read more
The classic Christmas poem-now available in a board book edition for the youngest child.

Dana has 9 reviews





Lila R.

Lila R.

Oct, 2022

Dana is the BEST! She is professional, punctual, reliable, and compassionate. And, of course, she is an extremely creative and skilled illustrator. She has all the qualities that make it a pleasure to work together. I highly recommend her and I hope to work with her again on future projects. Thank you, Dana!
Hayley G.

Hayley G.

Jul, 2022

Dana was nothing short of amazing to work with! She is beyond talented and I could not have asked for a better illustrator for my very first book! Her illustrations were perfect, even more beautiful than I could have imagined for my story. She really brought my story to life and made it even more special with her illustrations...seeing them for the first time brought me to tears! She is also ve...
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Christine M.

Christine M.

Apr, 2022

Working with Dana Regan on our children's book, Clementine Gets UNSTUCK! has been a wonderful experience. Dana took the time to truly understand our characters and absolutely captured their spirits. The illustrations and book design are amazing! Dana goes above and beyond expectations and responds professionally to revisions required. We are so pleased we found Dana on Reedsy and appreciate her...
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Debbie H.

Debbie H.

Dec, 2021

This was my second collaboration with Dana. How lucky was I to get this talented illustrator? I wanted my illustrations for this book (second in the series) to be consistent with the first book in the series and Dana delivered. I don't remember many revisions as she seems to know what you are looking for in the illustrations. Not only is she an amazing illustrator but she also designed the book...
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Debbie H.

Debbie H.

Jul, 2021

Dana is very fun to work with. I loved her notes and her funny ways of saying things. She did everything I asked of her and more. Never hesitating to help me understand something or redo an image to my liking. Her files were impeccable and loaded instantly onto the publishers site. A very talented Illustrator.

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