Independent art director and designer of book jackets and interiors, brochures, catalogs, packaging, ads, posters and marketing materials for a number of different clients, including publishers, toy companies, and a gallery. I have collaborated on design projects with: Apples and Honey Press, Behrman House, Begin Smart Books, Bhuddapus Ink, Blue Apple Books, Bookbinders Guild of New York, Briarpatch Toys, Clarion Books, Dutton (Penguin), FAO Schwartz, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan Kids), Gefen Publishing House, Grosset and Dunlap (Penguin), Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (Macmillan Kids), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hyperion Books (Disney), Luminus Publishing, Marshall Cavendish, Modern Publishing, National Geographic School Publishing, NorthSouth Books, QBS Learning, The Pete Seeger Project, The Pierro Gallery of South Orange, Puffin Books (Penguin), Scholastic, Sideshow Media, SmartInk, Square Fish (Macmillan Kids), Sterling Publishing and St. Martin's Press.
Design of jackets and interiors for frontlist hardcover books in the children's design department. Involved in all stages of bookmaking from jacket and cover design, creating layouts, choosing type, discussing illustrator choices and artwork styles, and getting materials ready to be printed. Advanced proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Extensive color correcting experience. Worked closely with editors, artists and creative directors. Supervision of freelancers and design assistants.
Acclaimed author Shana Corey and New York Times Best Illustrated, Caldecott Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning artist R. Gregory Christie deliver a fresh look at President John F. Kennedy and his relationship with the civil rights movement.From prominent leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson to children and teenagers, it was the people speaking out and working fo... read more
Surf's up! Not yet, Dude! Books are boring! Not this one! Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can't help but get curious. Before you can shout 'Surf's up!' both frogs are sharing the same adventure, that is, until they get to the beach. Newbery Award Medal Winner, Kwame Ale... read more
A behind-the-scenes exploration of a LEGO master's body of work―for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages.Kids love building with LEGO bricks, and so do "professional kids" like Sean Kenney. After twelve years writing code and designing websites for major corporations, Sean pursued his dream of making LEGO art. The New York Times calls his work the "artistic elite" of LEGO building. Today, Sean has fou... read more
'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . . But nothing would stoptheir white-whiskered foe.No matter their efforts,he just would not go!This parody of Clement Clarke Moore... read more
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himse... read more
It's 1971, and seventeen-year-old Chloe and her best friend MJ head to San Francisco to ring in the New Year. But Chloe has an ulterior motive―and a secret. She's pregnant and has devised a plan not to be. In San Francisco's flower-power heyday, it was (just about) legal to end her pregnancy.But as soon as the girls cross the Golden Gate, the scheme starts to unravel amid the bellbottoms, love... read more
When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.
Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books-something other than his beloved... read more
Wally and Willy are on the lam again. But as Willimina and Wallanda, they're free and clear . . . or are they? These cleverly disguised wolves think they can fool an entire flock with their womanly wool-wear, but three savvy sheep expose their plan. It looks like another close shave for these baa-aad boys!
Three books in one! This is the ultimate Sean Kenney collection that includes the classic LEGO model building books: Cool Cars and Trucks, Cool Robots, and Cool City. And as an added bonus there are over twenty-one NEW instructions and model tips included. So whether you want to build an SUV, a skyscraper, or a transformer this is the must-have collection for all LEGO enthusiasts to let their ... read more
From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature: Runny Babbit.Runny Babbit is Shel Silverstein's hilarious and New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerisms—words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit.Welcome to the world of Runny... read more
"One day in Heaven, a long time ago God summoned three angels before Him. He told them to sing of the birth of His son And to take Him three gifts to adore Him."So starts The Three Gifts, a gentle narrative poem that tells the story of the Angel messengers sent by the Lord to deliver three special gifts in celebration of the birth of the Baby Jesus. The last and most exceptional of the gifts c... read more
One dark winter evening there came a loud thumping on the cottage door. Rose Red sprang up....When she unbolted the door, a great brown bear thrust his head in.Most girls would be frightened if a bear showed up on their doorstep, but not Rose Red. She loves all animals, and invites the bear into her home. This good deed leads to another, and eventually she rescues her new friend from an evil e... read more
You might recognize him from his famous paintings of Campbell's soup cans and coke bottles. But do you know about the artist who created these images? Any Warhol was often sick as a child but found comfort in reading comic books and most especially in drawing. From his early days in Pittsburgh in the 1930s to the height of his glory in the 1960s when he blurred the line between commercial art ... read more
Join a young boy as he explores his vibrant neighborhood. The city shimmers with life—at once a party, a waltz, and a heartbeat. El Barrio is his sister preparing for her quinceañera, his grandfather singing about the past, and his cousins’ stories from other lands. The city is alive with the rhythms of the street. Told in lyrical language and through bold, colorful illustrations, this celebra... read more
Lady Hahn is a seamstress, and her seven friends are the tools she uses to sew―Mrs. Ruler, Newlywed Scissors, Young Bride Needle, Young Bride Red Thread, Old Lady Thimble, Young Lady Flatiron, and Little Miss Iron. When Lady Hahn's friends start boasting about how important they are, Lady Hahn turns her back on them. But it's not long before she realizes how much she needs her friends as every... read more
Meet Mr. Hulot—he's always in the middle of the action! Created and played by French comic actor and filmmaker Jacques Tati, Mr. Hulot is a beloved charater in France. David Merveille’s comic strip style illustrations depict 23 captivating scenes with a page turn that builds suspense for each surprise ending. From buying a snow globe on a warm summer day—shaking it—and causing the sky to snow,... read more
Mike Brody, the man you want when the one you love is missing.After an asthmatic boy witnesses a murder and goes missing in the Montana wilderness, police turn to Mike Brody, a former Special Forces operative and master tracker with psychic abilities. But as Mike and a local officer follow their elusive quarry deeper into the woods, the killer begins a hunt of his own…Some say his gift is supe... read more
In a town that is totally gray and where everything is done in the same exact way, Poppy and Posie Blossom have always had a little trouble fitting in.Alongside their mother, the two sisters run their beloved family flower shop. Though Poppy, Posie, and Mama Blossom love their shop more than just about anything, to the rest of the town, flowers are just frivolous!When Mama Blossom shocks Poppy... read more
In Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Dan Wetzel tells the inspiring, electrifying story of the NBA superstar, beginning a new series of sports biographies for young readers! Featuring comic-style illustrations by Zeke Peña!When you think of Stephen Curry, one word comes to mind: greatness. From shooting three-pointers with laser precision to his clutch a... read more
Compare Bear is unique - he does not do anything bears usually do, like climb trees, run, roar, or go fishing, all because he thinks he can't do these things as well as other animals! Each time he compares himself to another creature, something strange happens...Danny helps Compare overcome these unexpected surprises and discover that daring to be yourself is an important key to living a big, ... read more
Raya can't be in the Purim play this year--Purim will be no fun at all! But, Raya's grandmother, Maman joon, shares her sparkly scarves and Persian traditions with her. Together they discover how to make their American Purim uniquley Persian, delicious, and fun. This children's story features Jewish-Iranian customs for celebrating Purim. Although Jews lived in the area that is now Iran for ove... read more
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