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Denise Holmes

Born: in
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Audience(s): Children

Denise Holmes on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

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: 954430174

"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: 883132136

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: 870269224

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: 892778984

"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: 849740723

  Where Are the Words?
ISBN: 9780807587386 OCLC: 1083458328

Albert Whitman & Company, Morton Grove : 2018.

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

"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"--