Tools for teachers based on Jim Harris picture books.  Worksheets, bulletin boards, memory games and greeting cards for students to print and send with Jim Harris childrens book illustrations.

Sketches… the first step in a children’s book illustration... for students to print and then color or paint.  Like a traditional coloring book… but even better!

Information about illustrating children’s books by illustrator Jim Harris.  The biography of an illustrator, tips for picture book illustrators, steps in illustrating a picture book, and activities from Jim’s picture books for students. Write a Letter to Jim Harris /> Link to Pages about Jim Harris Fantasy, Caricature, Sports and Portrait Art. Jim Harris Children’s Books Home Page Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a children’s picture book illustrator.  Information for students learning about illustrating careers. Tips for Students About Illustrating Childrens Picture Books Illustrating a Picture Book, Start to Finish.  The step by step process of creating the artwork for a children’s picture book. A Day in the Life of an Illustrator.  All about life as a children’s book illustrator for students. Tips for Writers by Children’s Author and Illustrator, Jim Harris Jim Harris – Biography of a Children’s Book Illustrator Activities for Kids.  Fun activities for students, based on popular picture books illustrated by Jim Harris.

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Jim Harris Children’s Book Illustrator & Author Page

This is the place to find out all about children’s books written and/or illustrated by Jim Harris… including popular titles like Ten Little Dinosaurs, Petite Rouge, Three Little Javelinas, Tortoise and the Jackrabbit,
and many more.

Ten Little Dinosaurs – The very first “wiggly eyeball” book!  Publishers Weekly Top 10 Bestseller ListTen Little Puppies – Adorable (and mischievous) puppies! Hilarious puppy art by children’s book illustrator Jim Harris.Three Little Dinosaurs –  Three little brachiosaurs outsmart the big bad Tyrannosaurus Rex!  Typical Jim Harris humor.  Caution advised. The Treasure Hunter – A little bear goes treasure hunting!  One of Jim’s favorite books.Towns Down Underground – All about badgers, termites, and prairie dogs… from National Geographic Books.The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit – Another famous Southwestern fairytale by the ever-popular Susan Lowell.The Three Little Javelinas – The much-loved southwestern fairy tale, starring the Three Little Javelinas and the Big Bad Coyote.  A PBS Reading Rainbow title.Three Little Cajun Pigs – The three little piggies from fairytale-land… adrift in the swamps of Louisiana.  Are they a match for dat ‘ol gator, Claude?Petite Rouge – The saucy Cajun Red Riding Hood fairytale.  Winner of the Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award.  Goose and the Mountain Lion – Somebody is stealing Ms. Goose’s eggs and Mr. Mountain Lion is Suspect #1.Jack and the Giant – A very Jim Harris take on the traditional Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale.  Caution:  Produces belly-laughs. Bible ABC – Bible characters from A to Z with really funny illustrations.   Mystery in Bugtown – Strange doings in bug land.  A mystery murder who-dunnit with wiggly eyeballs.Slim and Miss Prim – Rustlers are stealing the cattle from Prim Rose Ranch and it’s up to Cowboy Slim to rescue the stock… with a titch of help from the lovely Miss Prim.  Western Writers Spur Award Winner!The Trouble With Cauliflower – Perfect for picky eaters.  A Mockingbird Books 2007 SelectionThe Whistle Pig Wrangler – One of the favorite books of all time in Castle Rock, Colorado. Tuesday in Arizona – An old gold-miner finds the going pretty rough all week – thanks to a pesky little packrat.  Jack and the Beanstalk – Cajun style!

Click on a children’s book cover above to see examples of Jim’s illustrations for each book.  Or read about how Jim illustrates a children’s book in Illustrating a Children’s Book: Start to Finish (filled with illustrations from children’s books and magazines).  Don’t forget Jim’s Tips for Young Writers and Young Illustrators (with explanations of how Jim creates detailed, humorous art for his children’s books.)  If you’re considering becoming a children’s book illustrator yourself, check out Jim’s article about A Day in the Life of an Illustrator, and see what the daily routine of a children’s book illustrator is like.  And if you’re just wondering what kind of quirky person becomes a children’s book artist… try out the Jim Harris Childrens Book Illustrator FAQ and IFAQ (that’s IN-frequently asked questions, by the way).


Jim Harris Children’s Book Reviews

PETITE ROUGE --  “All in all, a treat from start to finish.”  … School Library Journal
JACK AND THE GIANT – “A hilarious version of the classic fairy tale”  …  Scholastic Bookwizard
THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS – “When librarians can get this book out of the hands of dinosaur lovers, it can be used for fractured fairy-tale fun”  … School Library Journal
TEN LITTLE DINOSAURS --  “The delight continues…  a genuine fossil find” … The Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette
TEN LITTLE PUPPIES – “Sure to delight the young—and young at heart”  Modern Dog Magazine
THREE LITTLE JAVELINAS – “Lively, finely detailed illustrations”  … Publishers Weekly
THREE LITTLE CAJUN PIGS – “This one should not be missed”  … School Library Journal
LIBRARIAN’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – “Santa is appropriately jolly and the elves, exuberant”  … School Library Journal
TUESDAY IN ARIZONA – “Readers will have fun poring over every page”  …Kirkus Reviews
SLIM AND MISS PRIM – “Harris offers some of his funniest work” … Publishers Weekly
TORTOISE AND THE JACKRABBIT – “A merry blend of play, allegory and environmentalism”  … Publishers Weekly
THE TROUBLE WITH CAULIFLOWER – “Harris' watercolor-and-pencil illustrations … are filled with whimsical details”  … Booklist


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Ten Little Kittens… the counting book for kids who love kittens.

Ten Little Puppies… a new children’s book by Jim & Marian Harris.

Original Art for Collectors by Children’s Book Artist, Jim Harris

New! Jacques & de Beanstalk… the next book in the popular Cajun children’s book series by author Mike Artell and childrens book illustrator Jim Harris

Activities for Kids!  Stationery with art from popular children’s books, sketches to color from award-winning picture books, and friendly cards with colorful children’s book illustrations by Jim Harris.