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Eliyahu Alpern

Photographer Of How It's Made: Torah Scroll, How It's Made: Matzah, And How It's Made: Hanukkah Menorah

Eliyahu Alpern’s stunning photography appears in many picture books about the Jewish holidays and Israel. View his work online at www.tziloom.com.


Christine Battuz

Illustrator For Jackie and Jesse and Joni and Jae


Tiphanie Beeke

Illustrator For Fast Asleep In A Little Village In Israel

Tiphanie Beek lives and paitns in the south of France. She is an award-winning children's illustrator whose books — including Latke, the Lucky Dog and Nosh Shlep Schluff: BabYiddish — have been published in several countries.


Valentina Belloni

Illustrator Of Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen


Ruth Bennett

Illustrator Of Queen Vashti's Comfy Pants

Ruth Bennett is an illustrator, occasional animator and creator of fun relatable characters! She lives in a tiny village in the middle of the North Norfolk countryside in the UK. Ruth has worked with many educational clients around the world and has also worked on several picture books and chapter books. She is represented by The Bright Agency. See more from Ruth at https://thebrightagency.com/us/publishing/artists/ruth-bennett and https://www.instagram.com/doodle_ru/


Ari Binus

Illustrator Of King David & Akavish The Spider 

Ari Binus is a Minneapolis-based digital artist and animator. This is his fifth children’s book.


Tamar Blumenfeld

Illustrator Of Yosef's Dream And Journey Through Jerusalem

Tamar Blumenfeld was born in Haifa. She graduated from the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel.

She is a freelance illustrator and comics artist, based in Tel Aviv; lectures in illustration and design, and is the creator of the well-known Ha’aretz newspaper blog, Street DoodlesYosef’s Dream is Tamar's first picture book.


Beth Bogert

Illustrator Of The Goblins Of Knottingham

Beth Bogert is a children's illustrator. Her work has appeared in Highlights for ChildrenCricket Babybug magazine, and more.


Hector Borlasca

Illustrator Of Yiddish Saves the Day


Inbal Gigi Bousidan

Illustrator Of French Toast Sundays And Shimri's Big Idea

Inbal Gigi Bousidan is a self-taught illustrator whose first love is picture books. She lives just outside Tel Aviv and is currently at work on a graphic novel for children.


Steve Brown

Illustrator Of Right Side Up: Adventures in Chelm

Steve Brown is an accomplished Freelance Illustrator from England, working with a variety of Publishers in the UK and USA such as Hachette, Oxford University Press, Scholastic and many more.
His various books have been nominated for The Fantastic Book Award 2020-2021 and shortlisted for The Childrens Book Award and SCBWI Crystal Kite award.
He has a pasión for character design and loves to tell stories through his illustrations.


Gina Capaldi

Illustrator Of The Passover Cowboy

Gina Capaldi has both written and illustrated books and products for trade, historical non fiction, educational, and the toy industries. She often combines traditional painting techniques and mediums with collage and digital elements to add additional layer of visual story telling. Gina studied fine arts at Pepperdine University and Pitzer College; and, illustration at Art Center: College of Design. She is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Publishers, and Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Educators. 


Laura Catalan

Illustrator Of the upcoming The Chocolate King


Andre Ceolin

Illustrator Of Yom Kippur Shortstop  and I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book

André Ceolin is a self-taught illustrator from Brazil. He loves working with books targeting juvenile readers from the very young age to middle-grade and young adult. When not illustrating, he creates toys and small sculptures for his son. He also enjoys bicycling, playing his guitar, and, singing.


Denise Damanti

Illustrator Of Pumpkin Pie for Sigd


Sharon Davey

Illustrator Of The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti And the upcoming Sharkbot Shalom

Sharon Davey is a children's illustrator based in Surrey, England. She loves to draw grumpy kids and laughable animals. Sharon enjoys slurping spaghetti and wearing sparkly shoes when she washes the dishes. The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti is Sharon's second published picture book.

You can see more of Sharon's work at www.sharondaveyillustration.com.



CB Decker

Illustrator Of Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match, Crocodile, You're Beautiful, And the Avi the Ambulance Series 

CB Decker recently moved to Eagle Mountain, Utah
where there are plenty of dreidel playing goats if you look for them.
Illustrator of more children's books than you can count on four hooves...er...feet,
CB thinks donkey is Da-a-a-a-ang cute! See more at www.cbdecker.com 


Steliyana Doneva

Illustrator Of Adam's Animals and A Persian Princess

Stela lives in Sofia, Bulgaria with her husband, a violinist and three children, who constantly provide her with continuous inspiration. Her love of painting and drawing started from an early childhood. As a little girl, Stela would imitate her grandfather drawing horses in his notebook. Stela still feel that his horses are the most beautiful she had ever seen! Stela studied at the School for Applied Arts in Sofia with the specialty in "children’s toys". She also graduated at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University in Veliko Tarnovo in 1998 with an MA degree in Graphic Arts. Stela started her career as an animator in a movie animation studio. She also worked on flash animations for children's games, puzzles, educational kits, etc. Luckily, four years after her graduation, Stela published her first picture book written by her good friend. In her free time, Stela enjoys making fabric toys and working on her skills to become a better photographer.


Jeffrey Ebbeler

Illustrator Of Hanukkah Cookies With Sprinkles 

Jeffrey Ebbeler has illustrated many picture books.
He has also worked as an art director, created murals for schools and churches,
and performed for marionette theaters.
He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. See more at www.jeffillustration.com


Rinat Gilboa

Illustrator Of Sing Along Alef Bet 

Rinat Gilboa is an illustrator and graphic artist based in Israel. Her work combines traditional and digital collage techniques. She has illustrated several children's books, including The Koren Children's Siddur (Koren, 2014), and her work has been featured on a aseries of postage stamps for the State of Israel. Rinat also teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. You can see more of her work at www.rinatgilboa.com


Aya Gordon-Noy

Illustrator Of the upcoming A Bath for Shabbat


Christine Grove

Illustrator Of Maddie The Mitzvah Clown And Wait! It's Friday

Christine Grove is an illustrator of children's books. She received her MFA in illustration at the end of 2011 and has been illustrating ever since. Christine lives in North Georgia with her family and her treasured collection of 2H pencils.


Monica Gutierrez

Illustrator Of Little Red Rosie 

Mónica Gutierrez has illustrated many children’s books, including Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award and the Literary Classics International Book Award, and Three Little Pigs and a Lone Wolf. She lives in Argentina.



MacKenzie Haley

Illustrator of If I Lived with Noah And the upcoming If I Swam with Jonah

MacKenzie Haley has been drawing her whole life and even flunked a math test in the third grade because she used the test time to draw characters and faces out of numbers. Her books include Snitchy Witchby Frank J. Sileo and A Flicker of Hope by Julia Cook. MacKenzie lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her cat, Booger, who has final say on all projects. 


Holly Hannon

Illustrator Of The Littlest Pair 

Holly Hannon is a professional illustrator who is known for her

attention to detail and a passion for color
and technique.


Greg Harlin

Illustrator Of Hanukkah at Valley Forge


Amberin Huq

Illustrator of Night Lights: A Sukkot Story

Amberin Huq is an illustrator for all different types of clients including publishers, children's theatres and magazines. Most of the time you can find her scribbling away at her desk in her flat, where she creates work for children of all ages. When she is not drawing, she enjoys watching science documentaries about the universe. Amberin lives and works just outside of London.


Jen Jamieson

Illustrator Of the upcoming Alone Together on Dan Street


John Joven

Illustrator of Hillel Takes a Bath

John Joven grew up in Bogota, Columbia, an dstudied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has illustrated many picture books, including Digging for Dionsaurs by Jaye Garnett and Charlie Takes His Shot by Nancy Churnin.John enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, and traveling. Helives in Bogota with his wife and two children.

Katherine Janus Kahn

Illustrator Of A Holiday For Ari Ant

Katherine Janus Kahn has been illustrating children's books for over 25 years, including the Sammy Spider series and the Ziz books. Her vivid illustrations, in a watercolor and cut-out technique, have been compared to the work of Eric Carle.


Anna Kubasewska

Illustrator of Mommy, Can You Stop the Rain?


Pierre Lehu

Illustrator Of Leopold


Margeaux Lucas

Illustrator Of Regina Persisted: The Untold Story And Judy Led the Way

Margeaux Lucas has illustrated many children's books, including P is for Passover and Dancing Dinos Go to School. She lives in New York.


Bob McMahon

Illustrator Of Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups

Bob McMahon’s work for the past 20 years has ranged from advertising, toy concepts, movie posters, educational and children’s books. Bob enjoys creating his unique humorous illustrations from his home studio in Southern California where he lives with his wife, daughter and his crazy dog Riley.


Vivian Mineker

Illustrator of Worse and Worse on Noah's Ark

Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese-American artist from Taipei, Taiwan, and Portland, Oregon. Her blend of traditional and digital artwork has graced the pages of a number of books, including a picture book edition of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken, and S’mores Indoors.


Dave Mottram

Illustrator Of Oy Vey! Life In A Shoe

David Mottram has always wanted to be an illustrator. As a child, he drew pictures until there was no paper left . . . and then he would draw on grocery bags! Today, he illustrates children’s books and will occasionally draw on his daughter’s lunch bags, too. He lives with his family in Ohio in a house slightly larger than a shoe.


Jennifer Naalchigar

Illustrator Of Once Upon an Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story And Starlight Soup: A Sukkot Story

Jennifer Naalchigar is a British - Japanese illustrator based in Hertfordshire, England.

She has a love for quirky characters and funny stories.

After working as an Art Buyer for Oxford University Press, she decided that illustration was the career for her. Jen's client list includes HarperCollins, Hachette, Oxford University Press, Pearson, Random House Children's Books, Reycraft books and Scholastic.


Shirley Ng-Benitez

Illustrator Of the upcoming Time for Bed, Shabbat Shalom, A New Week, And Start the Day


Kerry Olitzky

Illustrator Of the upcoming The Desert Unicorn


Rabbi Deborah Prinz

Illustrator Of the upcoming The Boston Chocolate Party


Joani Keller Rothenberg

Illustrator Of The Shabbat Angels

Joani Keller Rothenberg is a muralist, art therapist, and illustrator who has been artist-in-residence for many academic, faith-based, and arts institutions. See more at www.artbyjoani.squarespace.com


Angeles Ruiz

Illustrator Of Zombie Vacation

Ángeles Ruiz was born in Barcelona, Spain, where she lives with her husband and their daughter, who is her source of inspiration and toughest critic. She has illustrated several books for children, including The Lost Kitten by Leyla Torres. When not illustrating, Ángeles loves to explore nature, visit the library, and spend time with her family.


James Rey Sanchez

Illustrator Of Jonah's Tale of a Whale

James grew up in a humble home in Santa Maria, California, where his love for art came from countless hours of reading comics, playing video games, and 90’s Saturday morning cartoons.

He graduated from the Academy of Art University, with a BFA in Visual Development, studies in Children Book Illustration, and top honors including Best of Show and Runner-up in the Annual Spring Show. He has worked in the animation world with Class Dojo where he designed his own cartoon for the studio, and illustrated the very popular and number one children’s book in Music: “Irving Berlin, The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing.” Sanchez’s art is uniquely stylized, focusing on the beauty of simplistic design that evokes emotion. He looks to show the illustration world what he can do with his fluid style, expressive characters, and beautiful colors.


Talitha Shipman

Illustrator Of Judah Maccabee Goes To The Doctor

Talitha Shipman is a Sydney Taylor Award winning illustrator and based in Northeastern Indiana. Talitha is blessed with an amazing husband named Michael, a hairy dog named Lucy, and a Baby Girl named Coral Elizabeth (named after Talitha's favorite color pink, her little sis Beth, and the great Elizabeth Bennet).

Talitha's specialties include book, greeting card, and editorial illustration. 


Maya Shleifer

Illustrator Of Hand in Hand


Mark Simmons

Illustrator Of Roller Coaster Grandma

Mark Simmons is a 2009 graduate of the Academy of Art University. He specializes in illustration and sequential art, including comics and storyboards.


Dov Smiley

Illustrator of Shield of the Maccabees: A Hanukkah Graphic Novel


June Sobel

Illustrator Of the upcoming Apples, Apples, All Year Round!


Jim Starr

Illustrator Of Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Tall Tale

 Jim Starr graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Illustration. He illustrates for numerous editorial, advertising, and corporate clients; his most recognizable image is the mill in the Pepperidge Farm logo. His work has appeared in Print magazine, the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, and the Washington DC Illustrators Club Exhibition. This is his first picture book.


Ricki Wovsaniker

Illustrator Of the upcoming collection of Torah stories for children


Deborah Zemke

Illustrator Of Sky-High Sukkah

Deborah Zemke is the author and/or illustrator of more than forty children's books, including Bea Garcia: My Life in Pictures and The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake. For more information, visit her website at www.deborahzemke.com.