For Children

I always loved to draw. We didn’t have special art classes in public elementary school, but I would make pictures for my friends there and realized as I grew older that I had a knack for drawing. I also liked to write stories in school when I had the chance, and I liked to read or tell them to anyone at school or in the family who would listen.

Since you can’t see inside these books, I’ve added illustrations for you to look at. I spend a lot of time on my illustrations just as I do with what’s called my fine art: paintings, drawings, collages, etc. that have nothing to do with stories. Both fine art and illustrations for books and poems are important to me, and I do a lot of photography, sketching and sometimes, preliminary painting for both fine art painting and for illustrations.

THE MONASTERY CAT
by Sharon Wooding

THE MONASTERY CAT
by Sharon Wooding

THE MONASTERY CAT
by Sharon Wooding

THE PAINTER'S CAT
by Sharon Wooding

Sharon Wooding
age 8, with Amber

THE PAINTER'S CAT
by Sharon Wooding

ARTHUR'S CHRISTMAS WISH
by Sharon Wooding

ARTHUR'S CHRISTMAS WISH
by Sharon Wooding

THE BARREL IN THE BASEMENT
by Barbara Brooks Wallace

THE BARREL IN THE BASEMENT
by Barbara Brooks Wallace

THE PAINTER'S CAT
by Sharon Wooding

A KISS FROM LEVI
by Libby Nelson

THE PAINTER'S CAT
by Sharon Wooding

ARTHUR'S CHRISTMAS WISH
by Sharon Wooding

MOLLY'S FAMILY
by Nancy Garden

MOLLY'S FAMILY
by Nancy Garden

I'LL MEET YOU IN THE CUCUMBERS
by Lilian Moore

I'LL MEET YOU IN THE CUCUMBERS
by Lilian Moore

List of copyrighted works

  • ©Small Batch Books, Amherst, MA, THE MONASTERY CAT, picture book, story and illustrations, 2016
  • ©Cricket Books, Chicago Illinois, poem:The Box, 2006
  • ©Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, MOLLY’S FAMILY by Nancy Garden, picture book illustrations, 2003
  • ©Ladybug magazine, poetry and illustrations: Feet, The Box, The Party, 2000-2003
  • ©Ladybug magazine, A Kiss for Levi by Libby Nelson, illustrations 1999
  • ©Ladybug magazine, poem and illustrations: Shopping Carts, 1998
  • ©G.P.Putnam’s Sons, New York, THE PAINTER’S CAT picture book: story and illustrations, 1994
  • ©Arcade Publishers, Little, Brown & Company, Boston, TANIA’S TROLLS by Lisa Westberg Peters, jacket and inside illustrations, 1990
  • ©Atheneum Publishers, New York, I’LL MEET YOU AT THE CUCUMBERS by Lilian Moore, jacket and inside illustrations, 1988
  • ©Cricket magazine, A Dance for Phoebe, story and illustrations, 1986
  • ©Atheneum Publishers, New York, ARTHUR’S CHRISTMAS WISH, picture book, story and illustrations
  • ©Dillon Press, PATRICK AND THE GREAT MOLASSES EXPLOSION by Marjorie Stover, jacket and inside illustrations, 1985
  • ©Atheneum Publishers, New York, THE BARREL IN THE BASEMENT by Barbara Brooks Wallace, jacket and inside illustrations, 1985
  • ©Cricket magazine, Arthur’s Christmas Wish, story and illustrations, 1983