Sunday, December 10, 2017

Excellent Holiday Gifts from Local Illustrators!

Daryll Collins:

Daryll Collins is selling this awesome book through PayPal account through and pay wit5h PayPal. 

Daryll says: "Also, I will draw an elf, reindeer or Santa on the inside cover and personalize each book."
Kevin Necessary:

There are several books out this holiday about Fiona, this is the only fully illustrated one by Kevin Necessary.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has a sassy, happy baby hippo now. But it wasn’t always that way. Little Fiona was born six weeks too early, and there were times that all the people who love her weren’t sure she could survive. But with round-the-clock care at the zoo and help from others in the community, little Fiona not only survived — she thrived. Narrated by Fiona’s best friend, Trixie the Tilapia, this book tells the story of the little hippo who never gave up and how she became the superstar she is today.

Mark and Mary Willenbrink:

Mark and Mary Willenbrink have an excellent new book out this year on perspective drawing. You can get copies of any of their books about drawing and painting here.

Tim Fuller:

Check out Tim Fuller's latest issue of Cap'n Catnip written by Craig Boldman with additional art by Daryll Collins. You can also see Tim's full line of comics here:

Vanessa Sorensen:

Vanessa Sorensen has a children's joke book out.

Why was the chimpanzee crying?
What kind of fish likes peanut butter?
Where do cows go on a rainy day?

Join the fun and find the answers to these questions inside this illustrated joke book for young readers. Plus learn fascinating facts about each animal featured in our "Did You Know?" section!

Jason Bessler:

Jason Bessler's The Witch's Mess is a full color fantasy picture book that is written in rhyme and appeals to children ages three and up! The Witch’s Mess has a compelling plot, a gripping dilemma, relatable characters, and valuable lessons for children. On the surface, the book may give a child the incentive to clean up after themselves, but more important are the underlying lessons about relationships, compromise, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness. The lessons are accessible, but not preached.

Kathleen Streitenberger:

About a rescue dog who loses puppy teeth and the special tooth fairy who guards the bond of unconditional love between a dog and his family with a reminder to share love and joy yourself.  ...

When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins!  Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others.

Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us all. You won’t want to miss what Alice adds to her Christmas wish list after this special day!

Amanda Appiarius:

Enjoy the wonderful story of how twin sisters started the non-profit, Bake Me Home. Beautifully illustrated by Amanda Appiarius, this book will inspire you and your whole family!  All proceeds go to Bake Me Home.

William Grapes

Dracula never died in Europe. His remains lie deep in the belly of Erebus, a ship ready to depart an English port. No one can explain the disappearance of sailors as they arrive in New York, a brave new world governed by anonymity. Soon word of the Vampire legend spreads and reaches England, where the fellowship of hunters gets to hear of it. And the hunt resumes. 

Christina Wald

 A recent NSTA Ouststanding Science Trade Book! 

How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn’t have a modern scale? Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister’s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principle of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution.

Mariana is a third grader living in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the northern fringe of the Chihuahuan Desert. One day her class visits Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park to hike to the top of an extinct volcano and see the plant and animal life that is special to this desert. 
From country music singer/writer Buck Buchanan comes this Western adventure!
Seven-year-old ranch girl Denni-Jo (she’s almost eight!) gets permission from her mom to ride her pony, Pinto, solo across the ranch to visit her grandparents. But it’s not as easy as it sounds, and along the way they get scared by a rattlesnake, see a runaway jackrabbit, and even find a calf stuck in a mud hole. Can Denni-Jo’s riding and roping skills save the calf before worried Momma Cow closes in?

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