Author & Illustrator

Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Bethanie Deeney Murguia was raised in Western New York near the Grand Canyon of the East and many, many cows. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rochester with a BA in psychology and fine art, she moved to New York City where she worked as an art director for Hearst Magazines. While in New York, Bethanie received her MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts.

Bethanie now lives in the Bay Area where she has worked for a variety of design and marketing firms. Her illustrations have appeared on packaging and in various children’s publications, including Ladybug and My Big Backyard. Since 2011, she has focused exclusively on writing and illustrating picture books. Her illustrations and books have been honored with numerous accolades, including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Awards and Bank Street College Best Books of the Year.

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Most Recent Book
The Favorite Book book

board Books

Cockatoo, Too book
dance · word play · birds
Cockatoo, Too

picture Books

The Favorite Book book
picture book
The Favorite Book
unicorns · horses · magic · imagination
Do You Believe in Unicorns?
Toucans, Too book
silly · birds · word play · animals
Toucans, Too
Christmas · trees · love
The Best Parts of Christmas
Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book book
rescue · teamwork · twins · siblings · writing
Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book
birthdays · teeth · growing up
I Feel Five!
Zoe's Jungle book
explorers · adventure · imagination
Zoe's Jungle
Snippet the Early Riser book
good behavior · bedtime · sleep
Snippet the Early Riser


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