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Julie Fromme Fortenberry is a children's book illustrator. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York. Julie has exhibited her abstract paintings in New York galleries, and museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work has been reviewed in The Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Times. Her clients include Highlights, and Harcourt Education.
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1. To My Valentine


February 1936 cover for Child Life Magazine by Marie A. Lawson.  Thanks MagazineArts...

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2. The House of Four Seasons

Children's author/ illustrator extraordinaire Roger Duvoisin reminds us in his 1956 classic, 'The House of Four Seasons' that winter won't be here forever…

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3. CAT IN THE CITY

I loved this little book.


The colorful, detailed illustrations by Jill Weber are a perfect match for this story about a stray cat and the people he comes to love. Story by Julie Salamon.

Review copy from Dial Books for Young Readers. Chapter book, ages 9 and up—read aloud for 5 and up.

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4. sad news

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?pid=173858446


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5. John Burningham

From his 1971book, 'Seasons' a beautiful illustration by English illustrator John Burningham


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6. Tom Schamp

Lots and lots to look at in this delightful winter scene by Belgian illustrator Tom Schamp

...watch a one minute animated clip of his book, 'Otto In The Snow'...

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7. Shirley Hughes

Beautiful art by the illustrator's illustrator, Shirley Hughes, from one of her delightful 'Alfie' books, 'An Evening at Alfie's'…


Read a few articles on her in The Guardian...

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8. Klaas Verplancke

Witty, winter illustration by Belgian artist, Klaas Verplancke...

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9. Japanese New Year's Cards









Japanese New Year's cards, circa 1908-1950's, found at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where you can browse through their huge selection from the  Leonard A. Lauder collection. See my other posts on them here and here...

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10. Gustav Tenggren

Gustav Tenggren was chief illustrator on Disney's 'Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs', 'Bambi' and 'Pinocchio', as well as the illustrator for numerous, well loved Little Golden Books. Below, his original art for 'The Night Before Christmas'…

and his Christmas card from the 1920's...


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12. Roger Duvoisin

From Roger Duvoisin's delightful children's book of 1955, 'One Thousand Christmas Beards'...




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13. Mike Petrik

Sweet winter illustrations by Mike Petrik




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14. Elizabeth Orton Jones

Cover for 'The Household Magazine', by Elizabeth Orton Jones, December 1935….


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15. The Legend of Saint Nicholas




Stories of miracles and acts of generosity performed by Saint Nicholas, succinctly told by Anselm Grun, lovingly illustrated by Giuliano Ferri.  Luminous.


Preview the book here:

The Legend of Saint Nicholas

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16. Chuck Groenink

Beautiful, witty Christmas illustrations by Chuck Groenink, from his latest book, 'Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole, written by Bob Raczka



and from his book, Boelie's Kerstplan, written by Mathilde Stein….






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17. Madeline

A 1954 drawing by Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of that classic character in children's literature, 'Madeline'


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18. Yulya Aronova

Wonderful animation from Yulya Aronova

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19. Vicki Alvarez

Charming characters by illustrator Vicki Alvarez



…checkout Vicki's Etsy shop here...

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20. The top 10 graphic novels of 2014



Via the Washington Post

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21. David Mackintosh

David Mackintosh has a new and very charming book just out, 'Lucky'… 




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22. Ilonka Karasz

Ilonka Karasz created this lovely artwork in 1938. We're trying to find out what it was made for. Does anyone know? 





...thanks for sharing your images, Jeff!... 

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23. My new favorite book

Adorable and so funny (for both kids and adults).


DORY FANTASMAGORY


review copy from Penguin



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24. AS AN OAK TREE GROWS

Thank you to deniskitchen.com

I've always marveled at old photos of cow paths that are now busy avenues—they take me out my own time and placeI love R. Crumb's A SHORT HISTORY of AMERICA (pictured above).

"...this poster shows the gradual metamorphosis of a single plot of land from virgin wilderness to urban decay in 12 panels. ... After the popular but depressing 12-panel poster went out of print, Crumb added three panels to answer the "What next?" question posed in his original final 12th panel." — http://www.deniskitchen.com/

G. Brian Karas has created a children's book version of A SHORT HISTORY in AS AN OAK TREE GROWS. 

AS AN OAK TREE GROWS is a look at the changing population and modernization surrounding a tree rooted in place for over 200 years while the world crowds in around it. The language is simple description and the reasons for the changing landscape are not addressed. (It made me wince a little when I read about the Native American boy who grew up and "moved away.") 

The illustrations have a charming Grandma Moses type perspective that inspire careful study of the people and buildings. (I have long been a fan of Karas's wobbly line and sweet characters.) From spread to spread the reader sees the changes that each 25 year interval brings—from 1775 (when the tree is planted by the Native American boy) to 2000, when lightening destroys the tree. An acorn survives to grow where the great oak once stood. 



Review copy from Penguin 


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25. Marshall Field's Christmas Memories

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