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NICOLE WONG liked to draw everywhere as a little girl –especially on the walls behind the furniture, where her mom would find the drawings years later. She graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration and continues to take art classes in different media and techniques, such as collage, photography, and egg tempera painting. She uses pencil, ink, watercolor, and digital media to create her graceful paintings. Nicole is an award-winning artist who has illustrated over twenty picture books, including No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart which was a Junior Library Guild selection. Nicole lives in Fall River, Massachusetts, with her husband, daughter, two sleepy kittens and two hyperactive pups.

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An Interview with Nicole Wong:

Kathy Temean’s Blog featured an interview with Nicole Wong in June 2017.  Click here to read the interview and view more of Nicole’s gorgeous art.

Nicole’s Partial Book List:

by Ann Magee
illus. by Nicole Wong | Charlesbridge | 2021

by Mark Karlins
illus. By Nicole Wong | Lee & Low | 2021
★”Precisely rendered, the artwork is soft, warm, and captivating, offering vastly different perspectives and diverse characters who make up an apparently North American neighborhood that feels both familiar and new for a boy discovering how to view the world the way a poet does. Earth tones, coupled with bright yellows, pinks, and greens, draw readers in and encourage them to linger over each spread.”—Kirkus Reviews starred review

“Wong’s illustrations bring them in even deeper, progressing from simple portraits of the home to streets of city neighborhoods to stunning nighttime scenes by an illuminated river. The caring relationship between grandfather and grandson is the glue that holds the story together.”—Booklist

by Alec Aspinwall
illus. by Nicole Wong | Tilbury | 2020

Three Lost Seeds: Stories of Becoming
by Stephie Morton
illus. by Nicole Wong | Tilbury | 2019
“VERDICT With its important message and stunning illustrations, this picture book is a great addition for most collections.”—School Library Journal

by Julia Rawlinson
illus. by Nicole Wong | Sourcebooks | 2018
“A familiar take on the bedtime struggle, this tender nighttime story will safely soothe readers to dreamy bliss” —Kirkus 

by Michelle Cusolito
illus. by Nicole Wong | Charlesbridge | 2018
★“An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery” —Kirkus Reviews starred review
“Wong’s detailed illustrations add an exciting immediacy to the descent and to the glowing wonders of the deep”—Washington Post
“A captivating story that introduces and encourages scientific study, specifically the field of oceanography. A great addition to STEM collections.” —School Library Journal
• a Junior Library Guild Selection
• a 2019 National Science Teacher’s AssociationOutstanding Science Trade Book for Students.”
• Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018

TO THE STARS! The First American Woman to Walk in Space
by Carmella Van Vleet, Kathy Sullivan
illus. by Nicole Wong | Charlesbridge | 2016
The Amelia Bloomer Book List, 2017

by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young
illus. by Nicole Wong | Charlesbridge | 2013

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • An NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year
  • Capitol Choices’ Noteworthy Title for Children and Teens
  • Reading Is Fundamental STEAM Multicultural Collection
  • Authors for Earth Day’s Eco Book of the Month
  • Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • CBC Best Books of the Year
  • Cook Prize for Best STEM Picture Book Finalist
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List
  • Green Earth Book Award, Recommended Book
  • National Science Teachers Association Recommended Title
  • Nerdy Book Club Book Award finalist
  • Library Media Connection Starred Review *

THE HUGGING TREE: A Story About Resilience
by Jill Neimark
illus. by Nicole Wong | Magination Press, 2015
• Finalist, 2015 Green Earth Book Awards

by Katharine Kenah
illus. by Nicole Wong | Sleeping Bear Press, 2014

by Mary Dodson Wade
illus. by Nicole Wong | Sleeping Bear Press | 2012

WILD ROSE’S WEAVINGby Ginger Churchill
illus. by Nicole Wong | Tanglewood | 2011

ONLY ONE YEAR, by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Nicole Wong, Lee & Low Books | 2010

BRUSHING MOM’S HAIR, by Andrea Cheng,
illus. by Nicole Wong | Front Street, Incorporated | 2009

“R” IS FOR RESEARCH, by Toni Buzzeo | illus. by Nicole Wong | Upstart Books | 2008

My GRANDPA HAD A STROKE, by Dori Hillestad Butler | illus. by Nicole Wong | Magination Press | 2007

“L” IS FOR LIBRARY, by Sonya Terry | illus. by Nicole Wong | Upstart Books | 2006

IMAGINE A RAINBOW: A Child’s Guide for Soothing Pain, by Brenda S. Miles | illus. by Nicole Wong | Magination Press | 2006
• iParenting Media Award Winner
• ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

And many more . . .

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Bookmark Literary
Teresa Kietlinski
189 Berdan Ave #101
Wayne NJ 07470


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