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About Barbara Jean

Where I live: Oxnard, California, in a condo a block from the beach. Paradise!Where I lived until recently: Seattle, Washington. A gorgeous city and home to many friends and family members, which makes it especially sweet.What I’ve written:The Secret Life of Walter Kitty, Knopf, 2007. I Like Colors, tiger tales, 2006. I Like Black and White, tiger tales, 2006. Jitterbug Jam, Farrar Straus & Gir... More
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1. Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli (Hardcover)
    Author: Barbara Jean Hicks
    Illustrator: Sue Hendra
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Ages 4-8 08/11/2009
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2. The Secret Life of Walter Kitty (Hardcover)
    Author: Barbara Jean Hicks
    Illustrator: Dan Santat
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Ages 4-8 04/10/2007
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3. I Like Black and White (Hardcover)
    Author: Barbara Jean Hicks
    Illustrator: Lila Prap
    Publisher: Tiger Tales
Baby to Pre-K 03/01/2006
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4. I Like Colours (Hardcover)
    Author: Barbara Jean Hicks, Lila Prap
    Illustrator: Lila Prap
    Publisher: Hutchinson Children's Books Ltd
Ages 4-8 01/06/2005
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1. Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli (Hardcover)
    Author: Barbara Jean Hicks
    Illustrator: Sue Hendra
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Ages 4-8 8/16/2009
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Barbara Jean said: Monsters don't eat broccoli...or do they? And if they don't eat broccoli, what DO they eat? In this ode to imagination (and vegetables), a group of grinning, brightly colored Godzillas gleefully rampa...more
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Comment by Medeia Sharif on 11/5/2009 at 3:34 PM:
Hi, Barbara. You're the first to comment about the tuxedo cat...yours is quite cute as well.
Comment by Angel Domínguez on 10/19/2009 at 11:26 AM:
The best luck with your monsters!
Comment by Kyra Hicks on 8/21/2009 at 12:21 PM:
Barbara Jean - I was just on Amazon.com looking at YOUR new book. Congratulations!! I'll have to read to see what monsters do indeed eat!

Best, Kyra
Comment by Geri Ahearn on 3/16/2009 at 3:37 PM:
A pleasure to meet you! The Best to you
in all your writing endeavors!
Comment by Geri Ahearn on 3/16/2009 at 3:36 PM:
A pleasure to meet you! My background
in Nursing most definetely prompted
some of my work! The best to u in
2009!
Comment by Tom Hannah on 3/4/2009 at 8:46 AM:
Thanks for the nice comment about our drawing of the boy with " hat hair " Tom H
Comment by Lauren Byrd on 1/15/2009 at 7:36 PM:
Thank You Barbara! yeah my job is definitely the best research for mystery novels. I actually have a a mysterl novel that I haven't completed but in the works...."The Mystery of The Eyeball Crusties!"
Comment by Kay Blanks on 11/11/2008 at 4:34 PM:
Barbara,
I love your talent and you sound like a lovely lady. I just like your kind of mind, I think you may sound like me!!! lol
I am writing my first children's picture book, appx. 40 pages, animated talking characters, what size should it be???
I am self publishing and I ha... more
Comment by JR Poulter on 10/16/2008 at 8:27 PM:
Hi Barbara
I use Paintbox simply because it doesn't take up space in a very crowded house (wall to wall people) and it is cost effective. I hope to have lessons at some stage.
Congrats on that big award too - even though a couple of years back those li'l things have ripples!
Best
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Comment by Angel Domínguez on 10/12/2008 at 2:23 AM:
CONGRATULATIONS FOR TO BE A WINNER!
Comment by J. FitzGerald McCurdy on 10/4/2008 at 7:55 AM:
Hi Barbara Jean, Thanks for asking about the audio on my website. The website is www.jfitzgeraldmccurdy.com. Click on "my books" and then on either The Fire Demons or The Black Pyramid and you'll see an audio button on the right of the screen. That should do it. Thanks again. Joan
Comment by J. FitzGerald McCurdy on 10/2/2008 at 8:07 PM:
Hi Barbara Jean. Congratulations on your SCBWI. Hope the festival is great fun.
Joan (J. FitzGerald McCurdy)
Comment by kathryn reiss on 10/2/2008 at 11:14 AM:
Ahhh, Trixie Belden! Nice to find a fellow fan!
Comment by pam calvert on 10/2/2008 at 10:14 AM:
Thank you, Barbara! In turn, The Secret Life of Walter Kitty is something I'd wish I'd written! LOL!
Comment by Jonathan Friesen on 10/1/2008 at 9:54 PM:
I think you'll love it.
Again, enjoy the space!!
Jonathan
Comment by Tom Hannah on 10/1/2008 at 3:38 PM:
Hi Barbara-Congrats and best of luck to you at the festival. I love the title of your book. Our best to you Tom and Tess
Comment by Connie Amarel on 10/1/2008 at 3:16 PM:
Congrats on winning the festival entry, Barbara Jean! Let us know how it goes! All the best!
Comment by amy koss on 9/30/2008 at 6:04 PM:
Oh boy! See you Sunday!
Amy
Comment by diane smit on 9/30/2008 at 3:45 PM:
I am really excited for you now, especially since you NEVER win anything. Let us know how the festival goes.
Comment by Joy Smith on 9/30/2008 at 3:43 PM:
Congratulations, Barbara, on winning the festival booth space! And I love your book title, The Secret Life of Walter Kitty.
Comment by Jesse Kuhn on 9/30/2008 at 3:21 PM:
hey Barbara, congratulations and best of luck!

Jesse
Comment by Sylvia McGrath on 9/30/2008 at 2:06 PM:
Congratulations on being one of the winners of JacketFlap's contest for booth space at the Orange County Children's Book Festival
Warm regards
Sylvia
Comment by diane smit on 9/30/2008 at 12:54 PM:
Congratulations on your win! I've just joined this community and it looks like a lot of fun. Have fun at the festival.
Comment by Beverly McClure on 9/30/2008 at 12:54 PM:
Good grief. I can't spell. Hi, Barbara.
Sigh. Maybe I need a nap.
Beverly
Comment by Beverly McClure on 9/30/2008 at 12:53 PM:
Hi Barbar,
Thanks for the friend request. Ghost stories are some of my favorites. Good luck with your work in progress. I'm writing another ghost story. It's in rough stages now. Have a good week.
Beverly
Comment by Beverly McClure on 9/30/2008 at 11:25 AM:
Congratulations on you win, Barbara. Have fun at the festival. Sell lots of books.

Beverly
Comment by Joanna Keating-Velasco on 9/1/2008 at 8:48 PM:
Thanks for the add...love your kitty illustration!
Comment by Kyra Hicks on 8/26/2008 at 12:05 AM:
Barbara, Thanks for your note. I wasn't familiar with Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts" by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Just went to Amazon and "looked inside" - WOW! Will now need to read this one. Thank you for the recommendation.

Best, Kyra
www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com
Comment by Catherine A Gister on 4/23/2008 at 2:46 PM:
Hey BJ!
Thanks for the encouraging words! I really appreciate the input. Yes, it was hard to lose my old friend (and all the others). When these guys die I realize a big chunk of my life is really over. But!! Last week I rescued 2 cats. One is Pinkerton, a grey and white cat who is a big, ... more
Comment by Catherine A Gister on 4/16/2008 at 9:37 AM:
Thank you, Barbara Jean! I appreciate your encouraging input. I look forward to seeing more of your great work and maybe Walter Kitty will stop off in my neighborhood for a visit. Best regards!
Comment by Yuyi Morales on 2/1/2008 at 12:31 PM:
Barbara, this a very-very late reply. I am still dealing with some confusion in my inbox. But I am sure I am not too late to say that I love your work. Jitterbug Jam and the Secret Life of Walter Kitten are among my favorites!
Thank you so much for your congratulations.
Yuyi Morales
Comment by Dan Santat on 8/28/2007 at 2:09 AM:
Barbara, I just thought you'd like to know that "The Secret Life of Walter Kitty" was accepted into the Original Art Show by the Society of Illustrators in New York. Yay Walter! Hope all is well.
Comment by Terry Pierce on 8/23/2007 at 3:43 PM:
Hi Barbara Jean,

Thanks for reciprocating by joining as "my friend" on my page. I realize though, I gotta get more friends! Not for lack of them, just my lack of follow-up to invite them. Keep up the nice work!
Terry
Comment by Todd-Michael St. Pierre on 7/25/2007 at 4:13 PM:
I love your work BJ... Happy JacketFlapping!
Comment by Deb Lund on 7/3/2007 at 3:03 PM:
Thanks for the email just as I was trying to figure out how to reach you. Have a geat time at the SCBWI conference. Keep in touch!
Comment by Gail Martini-Peterson on 7/3/2007 at 1:40 PM:
Thanks for sending me a note. I am finding more time after the Update, and we recently took a trip. Where do you find time for maintaining this page? The days fly by.
Comment by Sharon A Putnam on 7/3/2007 at 12:50 PM:
Hi Barbara,

Thanks for the invitation. It's always nice to meet other members of JacketFlap
Comment by Erik Brooks on 7/3/2007 at 12:40 PM:
This looks great Barbara. Thanks for the note and for the reminder that jacketflap has taken on this social networking role :) I'll get my act in gear soon enough. Congrats on your SCBWI scholarship as well!
Comment by Diane Teichman on 6/26/2007 at 5:18 PM:
What a wonderful volume of work- and a great attitude to boot. I love your positive view on life.
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