Julie Fortenberry

picture books


Today a little Q&A about my work was posted on the Eastern PA Society of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's blog. Thank you, Laura Parnum!


Walker UK is publishing the paperback edition of PEARL GOES TO PRESCHOOL! (Above it the back cover .)

Some of our favorite authors have generously agreed to sign and personalize their books that are purchased before or during our
SHOPTOBER event - October 23 and 24.

Click below to take a look at the amazing list of titles and get your holiday shopping started. You can order on line or purchase them at our event!

When you buy any of the books from our
we will hold them for the authors
to sign and personalize the week of October 25th.
We'll notify you once the books are signed and then you can either
pick them up or we will ship them to their destinations.

Other titles by these authors and illustrators are available
for purchase and personalization as well.
Call the store or come see them at SHOPTOBER!

Autographed books make
truly special gifts!
Click here to shop the books
Saturday & Sunday October 23 and 24
10 am - 4 pm
indoor and outdoor shopping at CBW
Free gift wrapping as always.

For everyone's safety, masks are required in our store.

Children's Book World * 17 Haverford Station Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041

Philadelphia library visit!

The Goodreads Giveaway is over. Congratulations to the winners! Your copies of Darcy's First Sleepover are on their way to you!

It's Summer! Time for Free Library of Philadelphia outdoor events! Watch This Space!

A Booklist review for 'Darcy's First Sleepover' :)

Can you imagine how you might illustrate a story? Which words require pictures? Most people have never imagined what a picture book story tells you without the illustrations. If you illustrated the book what would your characters look like? Before I read a picture book, I like to read a page or two without showing the illustrations.

I usually show a simple craft or drawing project between each book, to encourage kids to make their own characters.

Now, if you are writing the story, how do you start? Pirate Boy, by Eve Bunting illustrates the “What If?” type of storytelling , so I show a helpful template that I hope inspires kids to write their own stories.

In person full day (four half hour presentations) is $1600.
One half hour virtual visit is $350.

For more information on school and library visits please send a note to juliefortenberry@icloud.com