RENÉE GRAEF  ILLUSTRATION
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Renée Graef has illustrated over 70 books for children including the Kirsten series in the American Girl collection and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder for HarperCollins. She served as creative consultant for five years, art directing many of the books in the Little House program.

She has also illustrated classics such as The Nutcracker and My Favorite Things as well as books on American icons Mount Rushmore and Paul Bunyan.

Renée's studio and bookstore are open to the public and are located on the 3rd floor of the popular Cedar Creek Settlement in Cedarburg, WI.

 

 

Recognition

2013 - Society of Illustrators-West 52

Children's Market category - Silver award & Honorable Mention:

two illustrations from the Cedarburg book

2012 - USA Best Book Awards

Finalist: What's Looking at You, Kid (by Patrick Lewis)

2008\2009 - Prairie Pasque Award

Nominee: Who Carved the Mountain? The Story of Mount Rushmore

(by Jean L.S. Patrick (Mount Rushmore History Association)

2008 - The Crystal Book Award of Excellence

Top Award in the Chicago Book Clinic's Children's Picture Book category:

A Girl Named Dan (by Dandi Daley Mackall (Sleeping Bear Press)

The Children's Book Committee - Bank Street College, New York

2007 Best Books of the Year: Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart

(by Marybeth Loriecki (Sleeping Bear Press)

2006 - Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY Award)

Winner: B  is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet

(by Anita C. Prieto (Sleeping Bear Press)

Honorable Mention: Who Carved the Mountain? The Story of Mount Rushmore

(by Jean L.S. Patrick (Mount Rushmore History Association)

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Proclamation (Gov. Jim Doyle)

Proclamation honoring Renée Graef's work in children's book illustration

Wisconsin State House of Representatives Resolution (Madison, WI)

Citing Renée Graef's accomplishments in illustration

 

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