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Joanne Friar grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old historic city on the New England south coast, full of 19th century mills and fishing boats. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth where she studied illustration and photography.
Joanne has been illustrating children’s books for the trade and educational markets for over 20 years. She has researched and illustrated history and nature from ancient civilizations to the Great Depression, from wetlands conservation to endangered species. Her books have won awards such as the CBC Notable Social Studies Book, the CBC Outstanding Science Book, and John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers.
Joanne has illustrated books for Charlesbridge Publishing, The Millbrook Press, Lerner Publishing, Richard C. Owen Publishers, and Magination Press. Her educational clients include Heinemann, Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Scott Foresman. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Picture Book Artists Association, and is represented by artist agent Christina A. Tugeau.
Christina A. Tugeau - www.catugeau.com
Picture Book Artists Association - www.picturebookartists.org
Joanne Friar – Books
O CHRISTMAS TREE THE HISTORY AND HOLIDAY TRADITION 2010 by Jacqueline Farmer
THE BALD EAGLE’S VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY 2006 by C. H .Colman
Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing
NATHAN OF YESTERYEAR AND MICHAEL OF TODAY 2006 by Brian J. Heinz
APPLE CIDER MAKING DAYS 2002 by Ann Purmell
THE SHAPE OF BETTS MEADOW: A WETLANDS STORY 2002 by Meghan Nuttall Sayres
(NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Book)
(John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers 2002 List)
MARGARET KNIGHT: GIRL INVENTOR 2001 by Marlene Targ Brill
(NCSS-CBC 2002 Notable Social Studies Book)
Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
POPPY LOVES PUPPIES in progress
MY MOM’S APRON 2006 by Claudia Moore O’Brien
MY FAVORITE PLACE 2006 by Maryellen Heller
FREEDOM QUILT 2003 by Candy Grant Helmso
THE AUTHOR ON MY STREET 2001 by Lisa Broadie Cook
DOGS PLAY BALL 2000 by Suzanne Hardin
DOGS AT SCHOOL 1999 by Suzanne Hardin
CRABBING TIME 1999 by Rebecca Smith
NO DOGS ALLOWED 1997 by Suzanne Hardin
JUMP THE BROOM 1997 by Candy Grant Helmso
Sarah and Puffle: A Story for Children with Diabetes 1992 by Linnea Mulder