ABOUT MELANIE HOPE GREENBERG

  • My professional art career began in 1981 illustrating UNICEF greeting cards. I also write and illustrate children’s trade picture books. I teach about the picture book creative process and about social media marketing. My published illustrations can be found in magazines, on greeting cards, posters, stationery, glass and housewares. I’ve illustrated 17 trade published children’s picture books; six of them I’ve written. 

    Artist-In-Residence for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s first National Endowment for the Arts Grant. My original picture book illustrations were exhibited at the Brooklyn Central Library with “Ordinary into Extraordinary” a 20 year retrospective solo show in the Youth Wing; and “Drawn in Brooklyn”, a group exhibition. Selected artist for the Texas Library Association’s Disaster Relief Fund raffle.
    I love to travel and present art and writing programs for elementary students, book and education professionals at conferences, libraries, museums and schools.

    I am also a social media marketing trainer for traditionally published picture books authors and illustrators. 

    Web: melaniehopegreenberg.blogspot.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-Hope-Greenberg/570832823 
    Brooklyn Heights Blog 10 Award: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/5511 
    SCBWI Member since 1988 
    **SCBWI NY Metro Steering Committee over 15 years
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    SCBWI Golden Kite Judge 2005
    SCBWI Magazine Merit Award Judge 2006 
    * CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR

    2008 – MERMAIDS ON PARADE (GP Putnam’s Sons)
    1995 – BLESSINGS: OUR JEWISH CEREMONIES (Jewish Publication Society)
    1994 – AUNT LILLY’S LAUNDROMAT (Dutton Children’s Books)
    1992 – CELEBRATIONS: OUR JEWISH HOLIDAYS (Jewish Publication Society)
    1991 – MY FATHER’S LUNCHEONETTE (Dutton Children’s Books)
    1989 – AT THE BEACH (Dutton Children’s Books)

    * CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATOR

    2005 – GOOD MORNING, DIGGER by Anne Rockwell (Viking Children’s Books)
    2004 – A CITY IS by Norman Rosten (Henry Holt)
    2003 – DOWN IN THE SUBWAY by Miriam Cohen (reprint Star Bright Books)
    original printing by DK Ink/Richard Jackson
    2001 – SUPERMARKET by Kathleen Krull (Holiday House)
    2001 – THE WIND’S GARDEN by Bethany Roberts (Henry Holt)
    2000 – ON MY STREET by Eve Merriam (Harper Growing Tree)
    1999 – BOATS FOR BEDTIME by Olga Litowinsky (Clarion Books)
    1997 – THE SCARY THING IN THE KITCHEN by S. StPierre (McGrawHill)
    1995 – LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli (S&S)
    1993/4 DAVID HELLER SERIES (7 books) (Villard/Random House)
    1991 – IT’S MY EARTH, TOO! by Kathleen Krull (Doubleday BFYR)

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • When I was a young girl my world vision was shaped in part by looking at picture books. They aided my reading skills by visually identifying objects first before I knew how to read their names.  With that memory in mind, my approach to illustrating picture books is that the art must convey an author’s story in a way that is clear and detailed. My goal is to broaden a child’s vision and help them learn to read.

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