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Brooke Smart


BROOKE SMART’s illustrations focus on brave women in history and those making an impact today. Her art also celebrates motherhood, family relationships, and the bonds we make as friends. Brooke loves adding a little humor into her compositions and works hard to make each piece meaningful and beautiful. Brooke graduated with a BFA degree in illustration from BYU where she has since returned as an adjunct faculty member. Brooke lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her son, two daughters, a cat named Sunshine, and her loving husband, a bearded architect named Jeremy.

Abrams, Greystone Books, Random House Kids, Viking, Penguin Workshop, Little Brown UK, Little Tiger UK, The New York Times, Bravery Magazine, and Better Days 2020.

• SCBWI NY Portfolio Showcase, twice awarded the portfolio honor (2016, 2018).


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For more information, please contact Teresa at teresa(a)


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Brooke’s Bookshelf:

We Share This School
by Dan Saks
illus. by Brooke Smart | PRH Workshop Rise | 2023

This Table
by Alex Killian| Greystone Books | forthcoming
illus. by Brooke Smart

The Brave Life of Dorothy Lucas
by Meghan Browne
illus. by Brooke Smart | Viking | 2022

Abe Lincoln’s Hat
by Martha F. Brenner
illus. by Brooke Smart | Random House | 2021

Families Grow
by Dan Saks
illus. by Brooke Smart | PRH Workshop Rise | 2021
★ “A wonderful addition to library shelves everywhere.”—
School Library Journal starred review
★ “A sweet and inclusive look at the different ways that families are formed.” —Kirkus starred review

Families Can
by Dan Saks
illus. by Brooke Smart | PRH Workshop Rise | 2021
• an NCTE Notable Social Studies Book, 2022

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter
by Laurie Wallmark | Abrams | 2021
illus. by Brooke Smart
• A Junior Library Guild (JLG) Selection
A Mighty Girl selection for “Science Is For Girls: 25 New Children’s Books About Girls and Women in Science.”
• Featured on Betsy Ramsey Bird’s 31 days, 31 lists: 2021 American History Titles for Kids 2021
• a Cybils Awards finalist for elementary nonfiction, 2021
• an Oklahoma Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist selection, 2023
“Wallmark’s lively, detailed text maximizes the appeal of Friedman’s story, focusing on the demand for Elizebeth’s skills apart from those of her acclaimed husband, and Smart’s digitally assembled watercolors sport a vibrant stylishness.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Youngsters will be fascinated by this engaging biographical selection of an original thinker, which includes elements of STEM and history and provides a picture of a dedicated, resilient woman.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Painted in watercolor and gouache and digitally assembled, the book’s attractive illustrations often incorporate a quote or a stream of letters representing code.” ―Booklist
Activity Sheets
Curriculum Guide

Families Belong
by Dan Saks
illus. by Brooke Smart | PRH Workshop Rise | 2020
 • An Amazon Editor’s Pick |  Best Books Baby-Age 2
• A Dolly Parton Imagination Library Selection
• And American Library Association Reading Pick, 2021

The Secret Science of Magic
by Melissa Keil | Peachtree Publishers | 2018
Jacket art by Brooke Smart


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


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