I’m working on a new book for Candlewick!

Pirate Boy board book edition! http://holidayhouse.com/product/pirate-boy-2/

I have new picture book coming out from Candlewick in the summer of 2020! Look for more updates soon!

Lily’s Cat Mask will be in the Imagination Library ! It is an honor. Thank you, Dolly! https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/book-list/

Lily’s Cat Mask is on the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center! Great company! Thank you, CCBC! http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/CCBCChoices2018List.pdf

Reviews!

Do you know a great dad? Look for LILY’S CAT MASK for Father’s Day! http://amzn.to/2pihET1

Pre-order Pirate Boy the board book! http://amzn.to/2Itrutv

A lovely review for SADIE’S SNOWY TU B’SHEVAT from the Jewish Book Council:
https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/sadies-snowy-tu-bshevat

What step by step drawing ideas? Visit the great Ed Emberley: http://edemberleydrawingpages.blogspot.com

Thank you to all the teachers and students who celebrated World Read Aloud Day with me! To Skype with authors and illustrators year round, check out the Microsoft Educator Community! https://education.microsoft.com/literacy

Wow! Lily’s Cat Mask is a Blue Ribbon selection for this year’s Imagination Library! https://www.governorsfoundation.org/engage/engage-with-your-child/4-5-years https://twitter.com/TNImagination/status/951515334930042880

★ Need a story time craft project? Make A Cat Mask! ★
Visit ☛ http://creatingcreatives.com/lilys-cat-mask-book-review-craft/

Skype with me on World Read Aloud Day

Skype visits are approximately 15 minutes long. I introduce myself and talk a bit about my books, read a short picture book, and answer some questions from students.

My available times are between 8 am and 5 pm EST.

If you’re a teacher or librarian and you’d like to schedule a free Skype visit, contact me via fortenberryillustration@gmail.com

  • Please provide the following information:

• Your name and grade(s) you work with
• Your city and time zone (important for scheduling)
• Possible times to Skype between 8 am and 5 pm EST
• Your Skype username
• A phone number where you can be reached in case of technical issues

THE NEW YEAR FOR TREES
Yay trees! Tu B’Shevat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשבט‎) is a holiday on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. In 2018, Tu B’Shevat begins at sunset on January 30 and ends at nightfall on January 31. Pictured is a detail from Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat, written by Jamie Korngold.
Find a copy here: http://amzn.to/2BoboBm

The new Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket Chinese edition!

Buy a copy of LILY’S CAT MASK and receive a signed, one of a kind bookplate! Email your mailing address, Attn: BOOKPLATE to fortenberryillustration@gmail.com

Children’s book recommendations for 4, 5, and 6 year olds from The Children’s Book Council http://www.cbcbooks.org/tag/age-4-6/

Dad Books! Thank you, MINNESOTA PARENT
http://www.minnesotaparent.com/bookshelf/father-figures