Information about Jim Harris picture books Jim Harris Children’s Books Home Page Jim Harris – Biography of a Children’s Book Illustrator.  Information for students about becoming a children’s book illustrator. Advice for Students about the Writing Process from Picture Book Author and Illustrator, Jim Harris Fun Art Tips and Techniques for Students Learning to Illustrate Children’s Picture Books Day by Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Illustrator.  Information for kids about a typical day in the life of picture-book illustrator. Illustrating a Picture Book, Start to Finish.  Jim describes the ins and outs of illustrating children’s picture books.  Advice for students about the skills needed for an illustration job. Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a children’s picture book illustrator.  Best-selling illustrator Jim Harris gives helpful facts for students about everyday life as an illustrator. Activities for Kids From Jim Harris Books.  Student writing and math activities based on characters from Jim’s picture books. Email Jim Harris.  Contact email for teacher information requests, student illustrator questions, reader comments, and just saying hi. Link to Illustration Pages about Jim Harris Fantasy Paintings, Caricatures, Portrait Art, and Sports Illustration.

Take a sneak peek at the funny Cajun characters Jim Harris is creating for the newest Cajun fractured fairytale:  Jacques and de Beanstalk.

Print out some coloring pages from original sketches for real picture books.  Have fun coloring and painting an actual picture-book sketch.

Meet some of the adorable puppies from Jim Harris’s new wiggly-eyeball book, Ten Little Puppies.  Why can’t those puppies stay out of trouble!!!


Achievement Certificates

For Kids

‘The Jim Harris Mouse’  The mischievous picture book character from Jim Harris’s wiggly-eyeball counting book, Ten Little Puppies.


Motivate students with colorful math and reading achievement certificates. 

Celebrate learning to count from one-to-ten, or accomplishing a big job like reading a whole book, or learning to write the numbers 1-10 with an award certificate illustrated with adorable puppies  from Ten Little Puppies,  the popular wiggly-eyeball counting book by Jim & Marian Harris.

Each award certificate is easy to print and use, with ample space for filling in both the student’s and teacher’s names, before awarding to the student.


‘I Can Count To Ten’ Award Certificate. Art of wooden number blocks and puppy archer with spaces for child’s name, teacher’s name and achievement date. ‘I Can Read All the Numbers From One to Ten’ Award Certificate. Art of beagle-puppy pirate and lines for the student’s name, teacher or parent’s name, and achievement date.

‘I Can Read It All By Myself!’ Award Certificate.  Art of jumping dachshund puppy and puppy paw with spaces for student’s name, teacher or parent’s name, book title and presentation date. ‘I Can Read It All By Myself!’ Award Certificate.  Art of border collie puppy in cowboy hat with space for reader’s name, book title, parent or teacher’s name and presentation date.

‘I Can Write All the Numbers From One to Ten’ Award Certificate.  Art of beagle-puppy sailor with camera and spaces for child’s name, presenter’s name, and achievement date. ‘Dog Breed Expert’ Award Certificate for children who learn the dog breeds in the picture book Ten Little Puppies.  Art of bulldog puppy in diapers with spaces for child’s and parent’s or teacher’s names.

For easy math practice in counting from 1-10 and reading and writing numbers, be sure to check out puppy-themed number tracers, and circle-the-number worksheets

For light-hearted writing practice for younger students, print out some colorful sheets of lined writing paper (with puppy illustrations).   Or for older students, brighten the day with some friendly-puppy letter-writing stationery.



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