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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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26. Klaas Verplancke

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

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27. 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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28. 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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30. Roger Duvoisin

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

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31. Mike Petrik

Sweet winter illustrations by Mike Petrik

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32. Elizabeth Orton Jones

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

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33. 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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34. 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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35. Madeline

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

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36. Yulya Aronova

Wonderful animation from Yulya Aronova

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37. Marshall Field's Christmas Memories

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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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39. My new favorite book

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


review copy from Penguin

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40. 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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41. David Mackintosh

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

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42. The top 10 graphic novels of 2014

Via the Washington Post

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43. Vicki Alvarez

Charming characters by illustrator Vicki Alvarez

…checkout Vicki's Etsy shop here...

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44. The Bed Book

Sylvia Plath's children’s book, illustrated by Quentin Blake: 


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45. Thanks for the lovely book signing!

Thank you to Alazar Press and Flyleaf Books. And thank you to the parents and kids who attended. You can read about the event and a bookstore tradition that you can start with your children here: Princesses & Art: A Signing with Julie Fortenberry

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46. Help the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

Dear ABFFE Supporters,
 We have received some beautiful artwork and are now ready to start promoting our holiday children's book art auction. Would you please help us spread the word?  We have some promotional cards: one is a business card (front/back) and the other is a postcard (front/back).   The postcard size works well as a counter display with the business cards beside it for customers to take. Non-booksellers might enjoy the business card size since it fits well into wallets.  Please email me at inessa@abffe.org and let me know how many of each you would like as well as your shipping address.
If you are an artist and would still like to donate, there is still time! Click here for the donation form. 
Thanks so much for your help,

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression 19 Fulton Street, Suite 407New York, NY 10038 (212) 587-4025 www.abffe.org

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47. The Baby Tree

A little boy is about to become a brother and he's asking that tricky question 'Where do babies come from?' to all the people around him. Their assorted answers confuse him even more, so he finally asks Mum and Dad, who give him all the information he needs. Written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, 'The Baby Tree', is a delight to read and look at, approaching the subject with wit and charm...

…published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group...

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48. Roz Chast profile via Salon

There is a nice, long profile of Roz in Salon today:

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49. Annette Fienieg

Charming illustrations by Dutch artist Annette Fienieg

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50. Dance

What is Dance? from Christian Robinson on Vimeo.

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