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Debbie Palen
Children's Illustrator
Children's Illustrator
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<center> How to Start First Grade</center>
  My blog posts have been getting sparse!   It's not for a lack of activity on the illustration front, although maybe it is for a lack of an exciting personal life, I'll admit to that.  I've also been spending alot of time on Instagram lately,  so feel free...
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A new highly illustrated Kindergarten reader to be published in June.
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<center> How to Start Kindergarten</center>
  It won't be on sale until July, but here's a sneak preview of How to Start Kindergarten ;  a fun little reader I illustrated for Penguin Random House .  I'll be starting sketches for the next in the series, How NOT to Start First Grade , continuing the an...
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<center> The Reading Nook</center>
  A few weeks ago I was asked to illustrate a Highlights Workbook cover; kindergarten level. The original sketch was done for a cover layout, but it ended up as an interior with hidden objects.   cover sketch A few adjustments were made.  I contained that g...
<center> The Reading Nook</center>
<center> The Reading Nook</center>
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<center>Ratty</center>
  For an upcoming recent feature on water voles for Ranger Rick magazine,  I was asked to portray "Ratty" or "Rat", one of the characters in The Wind in the Willows.   I loved that book as a child, and hope to revisit it.   I looked at many wonderful illust...
<center>Ratty</center>
<center>Ratty</center>
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Happy New Year!
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<center> New year, new postcards </center>
  It's been a while since I sent out any promo cards.  It's always so hard to decide which images to use. So this time I  guess I let the season and the weather decide. Brutal "polar plunge" temps here in Cleveland, and  across  much of the country. I wish ...
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Jewel Thief!
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<center> Nesting in Style</center>
  Maybe it's because the snow is going to fly, that I've got to finally get this illustration on my blog! Nesting instincts are kicking in, and birds are fluffing up their downy feathers. About a month ago  I was fortunate to illustrate a piece for Highligh...
<center> Nesting in Style</center>
<center> Nesting in Style</center>
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