Janeen Mason’s newest title, FISH FACTS, number fourteen in a string of this author and illustrator’s well-loved children’s picture books, was written by the curator of fish at the National Museum of Scotland. Dr. Al Dove, of the world famous Georgia Aquarium says " Well-researched and brimming with beautiful illustrations, FISH FACTS is essential reading for all budding young ichthyologists, and some older ones, too!". Ms. Mason's last release, GIFT OF THE MAGPIE, received rave reviews from Kirkus. (www.JaneenMason.com) Her accolades include the Ben Franklin Award, US Maritime Literature Award, Mom’s Choice Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Book of the Year Award Finalist, Florida Reading Association Book of the Year finalist, iParenting Award, as well as a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award.
“Children’s picture books are a primary source of inspiration which have enormous consequence in our culture. They provide the introduction to a creative imagination where anything is possible and a lifetime of appreciation for art and literature. This is powerful ju-ju in a landscape of ever accelerating technology." Janeen Mason is an Arts Activist who was twice appointed by Senate Presidents to serve on the Florida Council on Arts and Culture (www.Florida-arts.com). Her memberships include the Board of Directors for Citizens for Florida Arts, the Arts Council of Stuart and Martin County, the Florida Association of Public Art Administrators, former Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Florida, Board of Directors of the Friends of the Blake Library, the Florida Reading Association, and the Children’s Book Council, Ms. Mason is a popular speaker in schools, workshops, intensives, and on Public Broadcasting Stations. Mason was recently featured with the MacArthur Award Winner, Dr. Edie Widder, on NOVA Science Now,
A solo exhibition of her original children’s picture book illustrations is touring Florida museums and cultural institutions. For information about speaking engagements, exhibition information, or availability contact Janeen@JaneenMason.com
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