Looking for an autographed copy of LILY’S CAT MASK? — shop here: http://www.bigbluemarblebooks.com/books.html

MAY 20th — The 11th Annual Kids' Literary Festival at Big Blue Marble Bookstore—
Frog and Toad will be there!
551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
For details visit

Enter on May 12th for a chance to win a signed copy of Lily’s Cat Mask
Just in time for Father’s Day!

Best New Picture Books | May 2017
Thank you to The Children’s Book Review for including “Lily’s Cat Mask”!

MAY 20th — The Big Blue Marble Bookstore 11th Annual Kids' Lit Fest!

Very Special Guests – Frog and Toad will be there. Get the date on your calendar now!

“The kind-hearted best friends will be helping with story time, leading a parade, and helping us welcome 12 authors for our Afternoon Author Extravaganza! And there will be plenty of time for photos with fans, of course.”

10 am Story Time
11 am Parade with Frog and Toad
Noon – Picnic with Frog and Toad
2pm – 6pm Author Extravaganza

More info here: http://bigbluemarblebooks.blogspot.com/search/label/Kids%27%20Lit%20Fest

For book updates, follow my Amazon author site — https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Fortenberry/e/B00DH2JI5Q • And visit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32510174-lily-s-cat-mask for reviews and an upcoming giveaway. Thank you!

Feb 16 — World Read Aloud Day
It was my pleasure to visit the following schools:
Sweet Apple Elementary, Roswell, GA
St. Andrew’s School, Clifton NJ
PS85X, New York, NY
North Hart Elementary, Bowersville, GA
Canada Elementary School, Mesquite, TX

Looking forward to World Read Aloud Day! Thank you to Kate Messner for making these Skype school visits possible. For more information on World Read Aloud Day, visit http://www.litworld.org/wrad/ http://www.katemessner.com

Coming May 2, 2017— LILY’S CAT MASK
Visit https://bnccatalist.ca/ViewTitle.aspx?id=7946098

It’s National Pig Day!

Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket is a 2016 Sydney Taylor Notable Book!

I illustrated HELLO, WINTER by Dian Curtis Regan for this month’s HIGH FIVE magazine.

Sadie, Ori and the Blue Blanket was named one of the best Jewish Children’s books of 2015 by Tablet Magazine http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/195314/best-jewish-childrens-books-2015 —Thank you to author, Jamie Korngold for passing this good news along!

“Both Korngold and Fortenberry are attentive to all that Grandma does for Sadie and Ori, making it all the more poignant when they return the favor as Grandma’s physical and mental capabilities begin to diminish”
Publishers Weekly