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Award-winning author-illustrator JOYCE WAN designed her first greeting card when she was in first grade for a city-wide greeting card design contest. The design won first place and was subsequently sold through a major department store chain. Twenty years later, that design would inspire a design studio called Wanart whose products featuring Joyce’s designs are now sold worldwide. Joyce also teaches courses on greeting card design and art licensing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Joyce is inspired by Japanese pop culture, modern architecture, and things that make her smile.

Joyce is the recipient of the Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy from Reach Out and Read of Greater New York which recognizes children’s book authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children. She was also twice chosen to be featured at the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show which showcases original art from the year’s best children’s books (2011, 2016).

Visit Joyce online at:  

web button www fin    www.wanart.com
instagram   www.instagram.com/wanartstudio
twitter    twitter.com/wanart
facebook   www.facebook.com/wanartstudio

For more information, please contact Teresa Kietlinski at teresa(a)bookmarkliterary.com.


 

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Joyce’s Bookshelf:

Love Big
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2020)

Dream Big
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2019)

You Are My Magical Unicorn
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2018)
• An Amazon Best Book of 2019 (in Baby to Age 2 category)

You Are My Sweetheart
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2018)

The Bear in My Bed
by Joyce Wan (FSG, 2018)

Count My Cupcakes 123
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2018)

Good Night, Sweetie
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2017)

Peep & Egg: I’m Not Taking a Bath
written by Laura Gehl, illus. by Joyce Wan (FSG, 2017)

Pug Meets Pig: Trick-or-Treat
written by Sue Gallion, illus. by Joyce Wan (Beach Lane Books, 2017)
Publisher’s Weekly ★ starred review

You Are My Cupcake: A Cloth Book
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2016)

You Are My Merry Christmas
by Joyce Wan (Scholastic Cartwheel, 2016)

Peep & Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating
written by Laura Gehl, illus. by Joyce Wan (FSG, 2017)

You Are My Pumpkin
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2016)

Peep & Egg: I’m Not Hatching
written by Laura Gehl, illus. by Joyce Wan (FSG, 2016)
• 2017 CBC Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist!

Pug Meets Pig
written by Sue Gallion, illus. by Joyce Wan (Beach Lane Books, 2017)
• A Society of Illustrators Original Art Show selection

The Whale in My Swimming Pool
by Joyce Wan (FSG, 2015)
• a Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center ‘s top 25 book pick for 2015
• a Junior Library Guild (JLG) 2015 book selection
• an ALSC summer reading list selection for Birth to Preschool

Peek-A-Boo Zoo | Cartwheel | Scholastic, 2015
Peek-A-Boo Farm | Cartwheel | Scholastic, 2015
Are You My Mommy? | Cartwheel | Scholastic, 2014

Sleepyheads
written by Sandra Howatt (Beach Lane Books, 2014)
• A Kirkus ★ starred review 

My Lucky Little Dragon
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2014)

Hug You, Kiss You, Love You
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2013)

You Are My Cupcake
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2011)

We Belong Together
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2011)
• A Society of Illustrators Original Art Show selection

What Am I? Frog & Friends | Price Stern Sloan | Penguin Random House, 2013
What Am I? Owl & Friends | Price Stern Sloan | Penguin Random House, 2013
Greeting from Kiwi and Pear | Blue Apple Books, 2009

 


Reviews + other fun stuff:

Interviews with Joyce:
Joanna Marple’s blog
Picture Book Month: Why Picture Books are Important by Joyce Wan
Brandy New Day Designs
CakeSpy blog
Brianna’s Book Stop blog
• Santa Claus Fund: Author Joyce Wan moved by her book included in gift boxes
Reach Out and Read: The “Believe in Books” Series with Joyce Wan
Wanart:  My Writing Process blog tour

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SLEEPYHEADS by Sandra J. Howatt, illustrated by Joyce Wan
Reviews:
Kirkus (starred)
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal

* SLEEPYHEADS is an automatic nominee for the Kirkus Award!!

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SLEEPYHEADS trailer

SLEEPYHEADS teacher's guide

SLEEPY HEADS teacher’s guide

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WHAT AM I? FROG & FRIENDS and OWL & FRIENDS
Reviews: Design of a Picture Book

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WE BELONG TOGETHER (board book)
WE BELONG TOGETHER at the Original Art Show Reception
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly

Cool Mom Picks Blog

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YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE (board book)
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly
Cool Mom Picks Blog

YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE trailer

YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE trailer

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Something BIG. Something Dreamy. Something new from Joyce Wan! Happy book birthday to @joycewanbooks!! ☁️ 🚩❤️🌈 Joyce writes— Happy book birthday to meeeeee! So excited to visit the @mrschureads blog today to celebrate the release of my latest book, DREAM BIG, written and illustrated by me and published by @scholasticinc. Click on the link in my bio for the link to the blog post featuring the new book trailer and an interview where I chat with Mr. Schu about DREAM BIG, picture books, and school librarians. May this book help inspire the next generation of dreamers, darers, and doers! Now available wherever books are sold. . . . . #kidlit #dreambig #joycewan #trailblazers #femaletrailblazers #girlpower #shepersisted #womanempowerment #yesshecan #bosslady #womenshistorymonth #iconicwomen #icon #picturebook #picturebooks #boardbook #boardbooks #trailblazer #kidlit #kidlitart #illustratorsoninstagram #prekbooks #womenleaders #womeninstem #junkotabei
New postcards by Russ Cox. Don’t be a chicken, comment below if you want a postcard mailed to you! 🐓 Please follow Russ at @russcox_books #Repost ・・・ Russ writes: New postcards have arrived! #instaartist #kidlit #kidlitart #promo #postcard #picturebook #childrensbooks #illustration @bookmarkliterary #russcox
On behalf of doxies everywhere, Mishu would like to wish @joystewy Joy Steuerwald the happiest book birthday ever! We could not be more excited about #thepeculiarpig #joysteuerwald #doxies #doxiesofinstagram #picturebook #kidlitart #kidlit
For our friends in the San Francisco area, please check out this wonderful workshop with Diana Toledano @dianatoledano & Victoria Rock from Chronicle Books 📚❤️❤️ ・・・ Diana writes: I wrote a blog post about the benefits of illustrating chapter books. You’ll find it on my website. Have a look! • Also, join me and @chroniclebooks editor Victoria Rock this Saturday June 15 at @bookpassage... Come to the CREATING CHAPTER BOOKS WORKSHOP! • Image from the POLLY DIAMOND book series. ••• #chapterbooks #dianatoledano #teaching #childrensbooks #kilit #womenillustrators #childrensbookauthor #illustrationtips #chroniclebooks #kidlitart #illustration
Meet the Artist with Diana Toledano. Follow Diana at @dianatoledano . ❤️ Diana likes: Listening to YA audiobooks while she works. Eating delicious food. Dancing first, thinking later. Capturing great moments with her Polaroid camera. Smelling jasmine. Remembering all the delicious food she ate and wondering when she'll eat it again. Drawing anywhere she goes. Cuddling with her cats. Spending time at museums. #inspiration #dianatoledano #mtabookmarkliterary #mta #meettheartist #womenillustrators #kidlit #kidlitart
Such a happy mail delivery this week! New books by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano and Joyce Wan @joycewanbooks #pollydiamond #dreambig #joycewan #dianatoledano #yellow #womenillustrators #kidlitart #alicekuipers #boardbooks #illustration ❤️❤️❤️

Contact info:

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

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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