Laura J. Bryant

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Laura J. Bryant

I was born and raised in sunny Florida. I think I always enjoyed drawing and was fortunate to have a creative mother and enthusiastic art teachers in high school. I continued my education at the Maryland Institute College of Art where I studied painting, printmaking and sculpture.

 

Although I have been illustrating children's books for twenty years, I recently took time off to explore writing my own stories. I also wanted to step away from my traditional watercolor illustrations and play with new mediums and techniques. You can see what I have been up to at FruitfulPlay.com

 

Member of SCBWI

Awards & Honors

Moonbeam Children's Book Award

  • If You Were My Baby A Wildlife LullabyGold

Next Generation Indie Book Award

  • Jo MacDonald Had a GardenFinalist

IRA & CBC Children's Choice Award

  • Smudge Bunny

Purple Dragonfly Book Award

  • Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond1st Place
  • Jo MacDonald Had a Garden1st Place

National Parenting Publications Award

  • If You Were My Baby A Wildlife LullabyHonors
  • Jo MacDonald Saw a PondGold

Mom's Choice Awards

  • If You Were My Baby A Wildlife LullabyGold
  • Jo MacDonald Saw a PondGold
  • Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods ~ Gold

Bank Street College: A Best Children's Book of the Year

  • Where Fish Go in Winter and Other Great Mysteries
  • If You Were My Baby A Wildlife Lullaby
  • A Fairy in a Dairy

ALA Top Ten Picks for Early Readers

  • Where Fish Go in Winter and Other Great Mysteries

CBA Top Ten List

  • God Gave Us You
  • God Gave Us Two