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Kristi Valiant illustrated the following picture books: THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN (Albert Whitman & Co., March 2011), DO YOU LOVE ME MORE? (Standard Publishing, Jan 2011), OLIVER'S FIRST CHRISTMAS (Accord/Andrews McMeel, Oct 2010), DANCING DREAMS (Accord/Andrews McMeel, Sept 2010), and CORA COOKS PANCIT (Shen's Books, 2009). Her illustrations can also be found in Highlights Magazine. Her pictu... More
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2/11/2014Cover reveal for PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS (0 Comments )
The cover has been revealed for the picture book I illustrated, PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS, written by Danielle Steel. It'll be published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers in Oct, 2014. Ooh la la!This was such a fun book to illustrate,... Read the rest of this post
1/28/2014Growing your Picture Book Portfolio (0 Comments )
When I first graduated from art school, I illustrated for the educational market for years. My goal was to illustrate trade picture books - ones with hard covers and dust jackets that you find at bookstores like Barnes & Noble. I was... Read the rest of this post
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Kristi's Published Works Ages Date Published
Books 1 - 4 of 15 from Kristi's published works, View all 15 books
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1. Little Wings #4: The One and Only Willa Bean (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))...
    Author: Cecilia Galante
    Illustrator: Kristi Valiant
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Ages 4-8 12/26/2012
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2. Do You Love Me More? (Faith Basics for Kids) (Hardcover)
    Author: Crystal Bowman, Ava Pennington
    Illustrator: Kristi Valiant
    Publisher: Standard Publishing
Ages 4-8 01/03/2011
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3. Oliver's First Christmas: A Mini AniMotion Book (Hardcover)
    Author: Accord Publishing
    Illustrator: Kristi Valiant
    Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Baby to Pre-K 10/05/2010
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4. Dancing Dreams (Board book)
    Author: Kate Ohrt, Kate Stone
    Illustrator: Kristi Valiant
    Publisher: Accord Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel
Ages 4-8 09/28/2010
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Comment by Jennifer Lott on 10/5/2013 at 9:28 PM:
I loved the trailer for your "Penguin Cha-Cha". A book about dancing penguins is definitely one I'd like to add to my collection. The kids I work with will love it!
Comment by Scott Johnson on 2/16/2013 at 12:21 PM:
Nice work! I enjoyed looking through your gallery
Comment by Raffy Raffy on 1/19/2013 at 8:35 AM:
I'm totally in love with your drawings!
Comment by Ola Scott on 1/6/2013 at 6:58 PM:
You do great work.I hope to one day have one of my childrens stories published. How do you know what publishing company to use?Have you ever heard of Createspace,its a on demand publishing company. It cost around $800 to have them do your book.Is it good to do it that wat or find a regular publishin... more
Comment by Ola Scott on 1/6/2013 at 6:56 PM:
You do great work.I hope to one day have one of my childrens stories published. How do you know what publishing company to use?Have you ever heard of Createspace,its a on demand publishing company. It cost around $800 to have them do your book.Is it good to do it that wat or find a regular publishin... more
Comment by Jim Westcott on 11/8/2012 at 12:03 AM:
Your work is amazing:)
Comment by Glenn Brucker on 9/12/2012 at 10:27 PM:
Your penguins are awesome!
Comment by Gail Fattori on 9/22/2011 at 10:58 PM:
Hi,
Your work is really great. I enjoyed them very much.
Just wanted you to know.
Comment by Kathy Ferrell on 4/22/2011 at 7:32 AM:
"Water Wings" sketch is ADORABLE!!! You have such a gift for capturing the charm of children!
Comment by Kathy Ferrell on 4/22/2011 at 7:31 AM:
"Water Wings" sketch is ADORABLE!!! You have such a gift for capturing the charm of children!
Comment by Kathy Ferrell on 4/22/2011 at 7:28 AM:
Kristi, delighted to have found your work! The cover piece for "The Goodbye Cancer Garden"...so wonderful! You have really captured warmth and love in their faces! Much success to you!
Comment by randi scheurer on 2/4/2011 at 7:46 PM:
What life your characters embody!
Comment by Ginny Karoub on 11/30/2010 at 7:57 AM:
Love your ills! Have a great day!
Comment by C. R. Lindemer on 10/18/2010 at 3:33 PM:
Hi Kristi - Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing. ~Christine
Comment by John Blackford on 9/5/2010 at 1:22 PM:
OMG I love the salsa penguins
Comment by adam taylor on 8/5/2010 at 5:35 PM:
Kristi, I love your work! The penguins are fabulous! Great Work!
Comment by Pamela Rollins on 4/5/2010 at 12:59 PM:
Thanks for excepting my invite! I cant wait to read Cora Cooks Pancit:)
Comment by Nora Tapp Franzese on 2/28/2010 at 1:09 PM:
Congratulations on your latest masterpiece. A true blessing!
Congratulations on your new book Cora Cooks Pancit. Precious.
Comment by Medeia Sharif on 1/31/2010 at 12:49 PM:
Hi, Kristi. Your gallery is delightful.
Comment by Peggy Archer on 1/20/2010 at 7:19 PM:
Hi Kristi! Thinking about you and wondering how it's going :)
Comment by Peggy Archer on 1/13/2010 at 8:03 PM:
Hi Kristi. I do love your artwork.
Comment by Desire Grover on 12/30/2009 at 8:50 PM:
Water Wings is absolutely adorable. Great artwork. :)
Comment by Wilson Williams, Jr. on 7/31/2009 at 10:00 PM:
Kristi, I ran across your blog and was smitten with your style. What a wonderful voice and so much character in your work! Congrats on your success!
Comment by Donna McDine on 7/27/2009 at 12:35 PM:
Happy to connect at JF. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.

Comment by Susi Galloway on 7/25/2009 at 1:00 PM:
Hi Kristy,
Thank you for accepting my invitation and your note. Cora is an absolutely cute and delightful character. Well done for creating it.
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 7/7/2009 at 10:52 AM:
I love the water wings picture its beautiful ! k
Comment by Susi Galloway on 6/28/2009 at 1:16 PM:
Like your characters and illustrations!
Comment by Karen Kirchel on 5/26/2009 at 6:59 PM:
Kristi --

Your "Cora" book looks gorgeous! Congratulations!
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 5/2/2009 at 10:33 PM:
Thanks Kristi for accepting. :)
Comment by Karen Johnson on 4/3/2009 at 2:50 PM:
Love your work. Looking for Illustrator for Children's book. Thanks
Comment by Brooke Frautschi on 1/23/2009 at 5:25 PM:
Hi Kristi,
We have a common bond in Eileen Spinelli. She was my reader at Chautauqua. A delightful person to work with.
Brooke
Comment by MJ Brown on 1/20/2009 at 7:19 AM:
Love the drawings, the "water wings" is my favourite...

Mari
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 12/22/2008 at 1:44 PM:
Wow you have an excellent ability to draw children. I love your work.
Comment by Tracy Jackson on 12/14/2008 at 1:45 PM:
I absolutely adore your artwork. You've captured the softness and innocence of chilhood to a T!! Good luck and keep enjoying all that you do.
Comment by Deb Hockenberry on 11/25/2008 at 5:03 PM:
Hi Kristy,
You do great work! Welcome!
Deb
Comment by Ann Pilicer on 11/14/2008 at 12:25 PM:
Kristi,
Your work is really inspirational in itself! What wonderful illustrations. I love that you included your sketches in your gallery. They are all so wonderful!
-Ann
Comment by Eleanor Aspin on 10/29/2008 at 8:42 AM:
Hi, Kristi,
excellent work! You are very gifted, and I know, very grateful for your gift! Thanks for sharing. :-)
ElAspin
author/illustrator, upcoming, 'Abby's Attic Adventures'
Comment by Tara Lazar on 10/25/2008 at 5:12 PM:
I love your illustration style. "Happy School Year!" is glorious. The tower of cupcakes is everyone's dream come true!
Comment by Kathleen Cameron on 10/6/2008 at 11:34 AM:
lovely illos!
Comment by Sandie Muncaster on 9/30/2008 at 1:13 PM:
Hi Kristi...I love your style and illustrations.
Comment by Travis Griffith on 9/26/2008 at 4:12 PM:
Your work is beautiful!
Comment by Kristi Valiant on 9/22/2008 at 1:39 PM:
Thanks for your comments, everyone! Amy, my announcement is that I'm illustrating a trade picture book for Shen's Books due out in 2009. I'll keep you updated on when it's released!
Comment by suvidha mistry on 9/14/2008 at 12:21 AM:
hey Kristi ! fan of your illustrations ...i love pencil sketches and yours are really wonderful.
Comment by John Blackford on 8/27/2008 at 5:04 PM:
omg I just read where you live in Indiana. haha I'm an old hoosier myself
Comment by John Blackford on 8/27/2008 at 5:02 PM:
love love love your work! where do I sign up to be a freind?!
Comment by Kristi Valiant on 6/6/2008 at 11:08 AM:
I can almost tell, Amy. The contract should probably be coming this next week, and then I have an announcement! Yay!
Comment by Amy Cerny Vasterling on 6/6/2008 at 11:04 AM:
Kristi, are you ready to tell us your news?

Hey, I saw your image on http://picture-bookiesshowcase.blogspot.com/ and I see it here too but it looks better on the other site! Anyway, what a wonderful drawing! I love it.
Comment by Amy Cerny Vasterling on 5/22/2008 at 9:57 PM:
Kristi, I can't wait to hear what you have in the works! Congratulations in advance. Let me know so I can squeal and jump up and down for you!

Comment by Amy Cerny Vasterling on 5/16/2008 at 11:49 AM:
Hey Kristi, It is Amy Vasterling from the SCBWI conference! Hope all is well with you!
Comment by Karen Kerr on 5/9/2008 at 1:11 PM:
Hello,
I love your illustrations. Kit Grady told me about the web page you did for her. She says that you are great. I would like to see some more of your work. Great talent!!
Keep in touch.

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