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Jen Hill


Jen Hill

Jen Hill is the illustrator of DIANA'S WHITE HOUSE GARDEN by Elisa Carbone (Viking, May 2016), DOING HER BIT: A STORY ABOUT THE WOMAN'S LAND ARMY OF AMERICA by Erin Hagar (Charlesbridge, September 2016), SPRING FOR SOPHIE by Yael Werber (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children's, February 2017), and BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller (Roaring Brook, March 2017). She is currently illustrating THE UNINTENTIONAL ADVENTURES OF THE BLAND SISTERS, a three book middle-grade series written by Kala LaReau and published by Abrams (January 2017.)

She is also the author and illustrator of PERCY AND TUMTUM: A TALE OF TWO DOGS (Running Press Kids, 2012), a book she wrote about a Pomeranian and a Dachshund, two dogs she one day hopes to own.

Jen's children’s television credits include Time Warp Trio (Discovery Kids Channel), Home Movies (Cartoon Network), and Sesame Street English. Occasionally Jen has worked in an office, where she has had mostly creative jobs. She once led a team of artists to create a symbol language and illustrated content for the Tango, a speech-generating device for nonverbal children.

A passion for children's books and storytelling are evident in her fine art. Her gouache compositions use folkloric characters to drive playful narratives rife with mischief, humor and mystery. Her work is a pictorial encapsulation of the creepy charm that ghost stories, tall tales, folklore, and fairy tales make us nostalgic for.

Jen is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied children's book illustration with David Macaulay and Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges. You can find her in Brooklyn, NY, where she's either doodling away at her studio in the Pencil Factory, or at home in Cobble Hill with her husband and her cat.

Jen Hill

Books by Jen Hill

written by Kara LaReau with illustrations by Jen Hill - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Now that they’ve returned from the Uncanny Valley to find their home in Dullsville in absolute shambles, Jaundice and Kale Bland are rescued by aviatrix Beatrix Airdale. By way of Casablanca and after foiling multiple attacks along the way, the Bland Sisters are reunited with their parents. But it turns out that Mom and Dad aren’t as bland --- or as “Bland” --- as Jaundice and Kale remember. Thanks to their mother’s old archeology notebook, the Bland Sisters uncover their parents’ real identities and help them achieve victory in one final, family-filled adventure.

by Kara LaReau and Jen Hill - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Jaundice and Kale are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it...until Aunt Shallot shows up. She tells her nieces she is Magique, Queen of Magic, and she’s on her way to a big show and in need of two willing assistants. As Magique and the Bland sisters board the Uncanny Express, they meet a cast of mystifying characters. And when Magique goes missing, it’s up to Jaundice and Kale to solve the mystery --- with the help of detective Hugo Fromage.

Written by Kara LaReau and illustrated by Jen Hill. - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Humor

One day, the Bland sisters are kidnapped by an all-female band of pirates. They’re unwillingly swept into a high-seas romp that might just lead to solving the mystery of what happened to their parents.