Author & Illustrator

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

https://vanessabrantleynewton.com

Biography

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self taught illustrator of more than 80 children’s books. She first fell in love with picture books when she was read the Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child. It was the first time Vanessa saw an image of a brown child that looked like her. Diversity is at the very heart of her illustrations and storytelling. She has written and illustrated three of her own books, Let Freedom Sing, Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless The Table and Grandma’s Purse. Vanessa wants every child to know the joy she felt when she saw herself in a picture book. “I want every child to know that I see you.” Vanessa is a lover of music and food. When she isn’t creating children’s Books she is cooking or singing somewhere. She lives in NC with her husband of 25 years and her daughter Zoe.

The Queen of Kindergarten
Early Sunday Morning
Just Like Me
Mama's Work Shoes
The King of Kindergarten
Hannah Sparkles: Hooray for the First Day of School!
Mary Had a Little Glam
Grandma's Purse
A Night Out with Mama
Class Act
Rock Star

Most Popular Vanessa Brantley-Newton Books

    board • 24 Pages
    Every Little Thing
    Series
    Cedella Marley, Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    picture • 32 Pages
    The Queen of Kindergarten
    Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    picture • 32 Pages
    The King of Kindergarten
    Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    chapter • 144 Pages
    Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea
    Anna Humphrey, Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    chapter • 130 Pages
    Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
    Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Newton, Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    board • 24 Pages
    Mary Had a Little Glam
    Tammi Sauer, Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Book Stats

3
Authored
22
Illustrated
15
Collaborators

All Vanessa Brantley-Newton Books

Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 40 Pages
Early Sunday Morning
4.3
Physical book
$17.99$16.73
picture • 32 Pages
Just Like Me
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
Mama's Work Shoes
4.5
Hardcover
$16.99$15.97
picture • 32 Pages
The King of Kindergarten
5.0
Series
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Hannah Sparkles: Hooray for the First Day of School!
4.0
Series
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
board • 24 Pages
Mary Had a Little Glam
4.5
Board book
$8.95$8.58
picture • 32 Pages
Grandma's Purse
4.5
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
chapter • 40 Pages
A Night Out with Mama
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
chapter • 96 Pages
Class Act
#2 in Series
Library Binding
$15.99$14.98
chapter • 96 Pages
Rock Star
Library Binding
$15.99$14.98
picture • 32 Pages
A Friend Through Rain or Shine
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
5.3
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
board • 24 Pages
Every Little Thing
Board book
$7.99$7.59
chapter • 144 Pages
Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea
5.5
Paperback
$6.99$6.74
picture • 40 Pages
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 32 Pages
Thanksgiving for Emily Ann
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
picture • 40 Pages
The Hula Hoopin' Queen
4.8
Hardcover
$18.95$17.97
picture • 32 Pages
Go, Jade, Go!: Ready-To-Read Level 2
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 32 Pages
The Missing Cupcake Mystery
Paperback
$4.99$4.64
picture • 32 Pages
Ruby's New Home: Ready-To-Read Level 2
Hardcover
$15.99$14.87
picture • 36 Pages
Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
chapter • 130 Pages
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
Paperback
$5.99$5.57

Collaborators

Cedella Marley
Derrick Barnes
Anna Humphrey
Vanessa Newton
Tammi Sauer
Cynthia Levinson
Cari Best
Caron Levis
Tony Dungy
Lauren Dungy
Robin Mellom
Quvenzhané Wallis
Kelly Starling Lyons
Denene Millner
Thelma Lynne Godin

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