Julie Fortenberry

✲ picture books ✲


My daughter is a DanceLogic instructor – Through hip-hop and dance, this nonprofit teaches girls of color how to code🙂🎼💻 https://www.philly.com/arts/stem-classes-philadelphia-coding-dancelogix-20190408.html

Last week I visited the kindergarteners at DuPont Elementary and read Lily’s Cat Mask. Yesterday I received this photo with the kids wearing the masks they made!

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

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

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

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