Julie Fortenberry

✲ picture books ✲


Shop for Books

Find my books at Bookshop.org and Penguin Random House. For school and library orders, call Penguin at 800-733-3000. To order The Sadie Series, visit Kar Ben.

Event & Media Contact
(Pearl Goes to Preschool)

School Visits

How do you combine pictures and words to make a story? Is there an easy way to draw a character's changing emotions? My Skype visits answer these questions. For information on a 45 minute virtual visit or in-person visits and lectures, drop me a note.

"It was so special to have Julie Fortenberry read to several classes of Kinder and 1st grade students. The students were so excited to share their cat masks, participate in the story and learn about how to draw emotions. They also learned about writing "What if…" stories and best of all, saw that it's okay to be shy!

Teachers observed that their time with Ms. Fortenberry was more than just reading a book. The interaction corresponded to Reading, Writing, Social and Emotional, and Speaking and Listening standards. We can't recommend taking part in a presentation with Ms. Fortenberry highly enough!"

Tracey Rowley
Educational Technology Integration Specialist
Instructional Technology Department
Tucson Unified School District

See great a great slideshow of drawings by student artists! Click here!
★ Make A Cat Mask– For step by step instructions click here!

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