2012 The Best Of Illustrator Saturday

Have you ever seen so many wonderful illustrators from one group? The NJSCBWI has so much talent!

Writing and Illustrating

At the end of each year, I go back and look at all the featured illustrator’s for that year and try to pick my favorite illustration for each one. With so many wonderful illustrations, it is a very hard task. I am sure, if you go back and look, you will come up with different picks. But here’s mine:

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Michele Noiset

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/illustrator-saturday-michele-noiset/

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Betsy Snyder

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/illustrator-saturday-betsy-snyder/

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Juanna Martinez-Neal

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/illustrator-saturday-juana-martinez-neal/

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Cheryl Kirk Noll

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/illustrator-saturday-cheryl-kirk-noll/

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Kathi Ember

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/illustrator-saturday-kathi-ember/

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Mellisa Iwai

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/illustrator-saturday-mellisa-iwai/
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Gabrielle Grimard

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/illustrator-saturday-garielle-grimard/

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Lisa Anchin

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/illustrator-saturday-lisa-anchin/

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Lauren Gallegos

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/illustrator-saturday-lauren-gallegos/

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Vin Vogel

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/illustrator-saturday-vin-vogel/

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Sara Jane Franklin

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/illustrator-saturday-sara-jane-franklin/

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Jennifer Gray Olsen

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/illustrator-saturday-jennifer-gray-olsen/

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Josee Bisaillon

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/illustrator-saturday-josee-bisaillon/

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Jon Stommell

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/illustrator-saturday-jon-stommell/

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Kim Dwinell

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/illustrator-saturday-kim-dwinell/

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Jill Dubin

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/illustrator-saturday-jill-dubin/

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Sarah Dillard

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/illustrator-saturday-sarah-dillard/

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Robbie Gilbert

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/illustrator-saturday-robby-gilbert/

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Kirstie Edmunds

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/illustrator-saturday-kristi-edmunds/

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Tim Bowers

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/illustrator-saturday-tim-bowes/

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Sarah Brannen

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/illustrator-saturday-sarah-brannen/

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Barbara Jonansen Newman

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/lustrator-saturday-barbara-johansen-newman/

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Roger Roth

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Leeza Hernandez

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/illustrator-saturday-leeza-hernandez-2/

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Anne Belvo

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/illustrator-saturday-anne-belvo/

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Alik Arzoumanian
http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/illustrator-saturday-alik-arzoumanian/

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Nancy Cote
http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/illustrator-saturday-nancy-cote/

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Louise Bergeron

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/illustrator-saturday-louise-c-bergeron/

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Elizabeth Rose Stanton

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/illustrator-saturday-elizabeth-rose-stanton/

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Putter in the New Year

Love the message of this book…that you’re never too old to try something new. May this new year be an opportunity for all of us to dare to try something new.

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Happy New Year to all you young and young at heart! Make some plans. Live some life. Dance the dance!

That’s just what Mr. Putter does in his newest adventure, Mr. Putter and Tabby Dance the Dance. Mr. Putter’s adventurous next-door friend, Mrs. Teaberry, convinces Mr. Putter to try ball-room dancing. Mr. Putter thinks of all the things he has to lose, “like his dignity and his nap time”. He hasn’t even danced since 1947.

All objections aside, Mr. Putter dons his suit. Mrs. Teaberry grabs a (ball-room) gown and her good (hearted) dog, Zeke.
Mr. Putter’s gentle old cat, Tabby, tags along.

In the ballroom, Tabby loves the sparkles. Zeke jumps into the tango.And despite having two left feet, Mr. Putter cha-chas with his delighted date, Mrs. Teaberry.

So, as 2013 is upon us, whether we are young, old, or somewhere in the middle, let’s lose the hum and…

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