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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:

Choose Joy
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2020)

Dream Big
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2019)

You Are My Magical Unicorn
by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel, 2018)

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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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 ❤️❤️❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms, daughters, aunts, godmothers & sisters out there! Art by Brooke Smart @brookesmartillustration ・・・ Brooke writes— Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful moms out there! Mine has been such a good one. My girl brought me breakfast in bed: a peanut butter and honey sandwich, some mint chocolate chip smashmallows, and water - all at 6:00 am! Ha, the best! So grateful to be her mama! And I’m excited for what’s coming next for our little family. Illustration for some lovely Dutch books that I will share this week. 👩‍👧❤️😍
Art by Benson Shum. Follow Benson at @bshum79 ・・・ Benson writes: Happy Friday everyone! Hope we can find sometime to read and relax! #kidlitart #illustration . . . . . #characterdesign #childrenillustration #watercolor #illustration_best #painting #best_of_illustrations #illo #traditionalpainting #childrenswritersguild #drawing #illustration_daily #ink #illustrator #reading #cat #catsofinstagram #kitten #harrypotter #library #librarian #bensonshum #cutecat #kidsbooks #jkrowling #childrensbookart
Happy book birthday to POLLY DIAMOND illustrated by Diana Toledano. This book is magical in so many ways! 😘 Follow Diana @dianatoledano #Repost @dianatoledano ・・・ Diana writes: Happy book-birthday! The second book on the Polly Diamond series is out today! Yay! ••• #childrensbookillustration #kidlitart #ilustracion #dianatoledano #illustrationartists #womenwhodraw #pollydiamond #ilustracioninfantil #childrensbook #bookbirthday #raisingreaders #chapterbooks
A huge congrats to author-illustrator Kari Percival for winning 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award AND the NESCBWI Peter Davis Emerging Illustrator Scholarship at #nescbwi!!! Follow Kari at @karipercival . Kari writes: ・・・ "'Thank you very much,' said the Scarecrow, when he had been set down on the ground. 'I feel like a new man.' " - L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, 1900. I am so humbled to discover I've won the 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award at this year's NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA! Thank you, R. Michelson Gallery, NESCBW, Friends with Words and Crash Test Picture Book DummiesI! I am so grateful for the opportunity and recognition. #nescbwi #kidlitart #wizardofoz #childrensbookillustration #nescbwi19 #scbwi #scbwiillustrators #oz #yellowbrickroad #karipercival #childrensillustration #kidlit #kidlitillustration #friendswithwords #womenillustrators
Meet the artist with Annie Bach. Follow Annie at @see_annie_bee #anniebach #mtabookmarkliterary #pugs #womenillustrators #kidlit #kidlitart #kidlitartists #picturebook #nightnightforestfriends

Contact info:

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

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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