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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Denise Holmes  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Holmes earned her BFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and resides in Chicago still today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Denise Holmes is a children's book illustrator. She is a Detroit native and earned her BFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. In 2012, she started working with Stephany Aulenback to illustrate her first book, ''If I Wrote a Book About You''. Her clients include: Simply Read Books, Roost Books, Owlkids Books, Albert Whitman & Company.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Denise loves to make presentations about illustrating picture books to school and library groups. Email the author for more information.

Selected Titles At Your Library

If I wrote a book about you /
ISBN: 1927018463. OCLC Number: 861535276

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A mother imagines how she would convey her love for her child if she were to write a book about their relationship.

Phoebe sounds it out /
ISBN: 1771471646. OCLC Number: 954430174

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"Phoebe is a little girl with a problem. At school, the children are practicing writing their names. "Sound it out," their teacher coaches. But the sounds that Phoebe hears don't look like the letters in her name! After some procrastination, (boots on, boots off) Phoebe bravely makes a go of it. Readers will feel Phoebe's pride in her achievement, with her name perfectly sounded out and printed: Feeby. And they'll see that it's okay to make mistakes!"--

The giant book of creativity for kids :
ISBN: 9781611801316. OCLC Number: 883132136

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Here's a book that doesn't just offer arts and crafts and call it a kids' creativity book. Instead, it provides 500 activities for kids that cover: art, music, dance, theatrics, pretend play, storytelling, construction, and creative writing -- all in one big book for kids 2 to 12 years old. There's also a smart and practical Creativity Guide for Parents that provides tips for being a creativity mentor.

The yoga game by the sea /
ISBN: 1927018498. OCLC Number: 870269224

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Invites children of all ages to feel the waves of their breath, to connect with the joy of a diving dolphin and to discover the magic of nature. Play with the words, guess the riddles and enjoy an actual yoga practice, down by the sea.

The yoga game in the garden /
ISBN: 1927018714. OCLC Number: 892778984

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"Wiggle your toes and touch your nose. Now can you guess the yoga pose? First we listen to the clue, then we see what we can do!"--Cover.

We love nature! :
ISBN: 161180101X. OCLC Number: 849740723

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Where Are the Words?
ISBN: 9780807587386. OCLC Number: 1083458328

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

Where are the words? /
ISBN: 0807587338. OCLC Number: 951071405

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"Period wants to write a story, but he can't find the words. He enlists the help of some punctuation pals and together they not only find the words, they come up with quite a story"--