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Vanessa Brantley Newton
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Bio

   

newton_biopicVanessa Brantley Newton grew up in a musical family who loved to sing. She
is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion
illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual
Arts in New York. She loves all things old and retro and it finds its way
into her illustrations and artwork. Her voice for writing is as simple and sweet as the voice she sings with. She is the author and illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table and has
illustrated numerous children's books including One Love & Every Little Thing, words by Bob & Cedella Marley, and Presenting Tallulah written by Tori Spelling. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.

 


 

 

Client List

Aladdin Books
American Girl
Bloomsbury
Blue Apple Books
Book Apple
Charlesbridge
Chronicle
Cricket Magazine
Focus on the Family
Harcout Children's Books
Hallmark
Houghton Mifflin Harcout
Hyperion
Lee & Low
National Geographic
Penguin Books
Scholastic
Simon and Schuster
Tricycle Press

 
Awards
2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year - Every Little Thing
 

Reviews

Praise for Think Big:
 
"Mixing gouache, charcoal and mixed media in digital collage, Newton shows the busy kids in constant motion, not hyperactive but vigorously productive."
—Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Every Little Thing:
 

"Readers will enjoy the antics of the boy's cat as it competes with the birds. A feel-good book for larger collections."

School Library Journal

 
Praise for Let Freedom Sing:
 

"A picture book that will encourage adults and preschoolers to sing along together...The portraits and crowd scenes in the bright, handsome collage artwork honor both the [Civil Rights] movement's leaders and its ordinary people who "let their light shine."
Booklist

 
 
 

Portfolio

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COLLAGE
CHILDREN
TWEEN/ ADULT/ FASHION
   
LICENSING
   
 
Products
American Greetings- Valentine's Card
American Greetings- Valentine's Card
Merry Makers- Doll
     

Published Books

Jump At the Sun
Nancy Paulsen Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  

  

Bloomsbury USA
Chronicle Books
Chronicle Books
Random House
Charlesbridge Publishing
Simon Spotlight (series)
Blue Apple Books
Aladdin
Tricycle Press
 
Blue Apple Books
Scholastic (series)
 

Videos

Click here to watch videos of Vanessa singing and drawing!