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Illustration Portfolio

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White Elephant Gift, art by April Hartmann - The legend of the white elephant gift, turned upside-down and inside-out. Sometimes a gift comes back to the giver, in a very surprising way. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
Hop, Skip and Jump - art by April Hartmann - Have you ever seen so many animals bouncing around? Frogs, rabbits, crickets and kangaroos play a game of leap frog from one page to the next. These characters and story are available for publication. Please contact for more information.
Pink Zebra - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Mother Nature - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Alone Time - Treehouse art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
The Bus Ride, art by April Hartmann - When Victoria wins the School Spelling Bee, she doesn't like being in the spotlight. Is she brave enough to take pride in her win, and try her best in the state finals? This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
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"The Starry Stream" by April Hartmann. Take a ride on the Bedtime Boat, rolling through rainbow tunnels, twisting around jungles of dreams, and rocketing through the raging rapids of infinity.
"My Happy Place" by April Hartmann. Follow along as little kitten searches for a place that feels just right. Along the way he sees many other animals in their homes. Can happiness be found in a place? Or is it a feeling to be brought wherever you go?
Summer Splash - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Enchanted Spring Picnic - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Winter Night Skating - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
I am a Builder - art by April Hartmann - "I am" Board Book series. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
I am a Maker - art by April Hartmann - "I am" Board Book series. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
I am an Explorer - art by April Hartmann - "I am" Board Book series. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
"No Ordinary Fairy" - by April Hartmann - She knows it all when it comes to pixie pursuits in the enchanted forest. But not everyone is charmed by her sassy spirit. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
"No Ordinary Fairy" - by April Hartmann - She knows it all when it comes to pixie pursuits in the enchanted forest. But not everyone is charmed by her sassy spirit. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
"No Ordinary Fairy" - by April Hartmann - She knows it all when it comes to pixie pursuits in the enchanted forest. But not everyone is charmed by her sassy spirit. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
"Wild Cat" - by April Hartmann - Unbridled enthusiasm at its best. And worst.  This nature loving, meditating, vegetarian is available for publication. Please contact!
"Wild Cat" - by April Hartmann - Unbridled enthusiasm at its best. And worst.  This nature loving, meditating, vegetarian is available for publication. Please contact!
"Wild Cat" - by April Hartmann - Unbridled enthusiasm at its best. And worst.  This nature loving, meditating, vegetarian is available for publication. Please contact!
Crown_by April Hartmann_Young Marta attempts to mend the broken heart of her older sister Sarah by creating a magical wreath of mugwort, rue, camomile, and hypericum. But she’s not the only one. All 5 of her sisters did the same.  How will Sarah know her true love when faced with so many spellbound suitors? ​
Underwater Explorer - art by April Hartmann. Come along with me, to the deep blue sea.
The Fossegrim_April Hartmann_Fossegrim is a spirit who makes his home in waterfalls, and plays the fiddle day and night. A creature of Scandinavian folklore, Fossegrim are always male and they can charm any female with their enchanting looks and music. “The sounds of forest, wind and water play over his fiddle strings” and when charmed, the females are almost always drowned.
Fall Pumpkin Farm - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth_ art by April Hartmann
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth_ art by April Hartmann
Dolphin and Bird - art by April Hartmann -This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Book Blooming - art by April Hartmann -This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
How Many? - art by April Hartmann - How many fruits are in the basket? If I eat just one, how many will be left? What if I eat two? This character and story are available for publication. Please contact for more information.
Cover art by April Hartmann, from the book "Buddhism for Kids" published by Callisto Media in February of 2020
Morning Bird - art by April Hartmann - From beginning to end, the day is filled with songs for the sun. Bird sings a welcoming melody. Kitty purrs on the warm afternoon sidewalk. A symphony of crickets chirp their bedtime lullaby. Does the sun have a favorite song? This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.

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Monkey Around - art by April Hartmann - "I was made to climb and jump and swing. In a land  of monkeys I would be king." - This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
Blanket Struggle - art by April Hartmann - Self-promotional work that showcases character development capabilities.
Puzzle Headed - art by April Hartmann - When Anna's parents tell her that they will be getting a divorce, she just can't accept it. She knows that there have been problems. But doesn't every problem have a solution? Why does their solution just seem like another problem? This work is available for publication or licensing. Please contact for more information.
Art by April Hartmann, for the book "Buddhism for Kids" published by Callisto Media in February of 2020
Yoga Girl - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Shop Small - art by April Hartmann - Conceptual art for Small Business Saturday promotion. This art is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Muddy - by April Hartmann - Stomp, stomp through the swamp. Hop, hop through the slop. Step, step to the door. Run, run across the floor. ​
Sammy Finds a Good Samaritan - art by April Hartmann - Sammy is a shy little mouse who’s afraid that he will never make friends with the bigger forest animals.  When he finds one of his forest neighbors in trouble, will he push aside his shyness and lend a helping hand? This story is available for publication. Please contact for full manuscript and dummy.
Sammy Finds a Good Samaritan - art by April Hartmann - Sammy is a shy little mouse who’s afraid that he will never make friends with the bigger forest animals.  When he finds one of his forest neighbors in trouble, will he push aside his shyness and lend a helping hand? This story is available for publication. Please contact for full manuscript and dummy.
Night Blanket - art by April Hartmann - Self-promotional work that showcases character development capabilities.
Steampunk Vintage Robot - art by April Hartmann - This art is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Santa Claus - art by April Hartmann - From the story, "Icicle Cookies." Written by Gregory Curtis, published by Lilting House Press, 2017.
Ben Franklin - art by April Hartmann - This work is available  for publication or licensing. Please contact for more information.
Resting Radioactive Cat Face - art by April Hartmann - Cat got your tongue? Just another ordinary day here in the cosmos of the Radioactive Cat. I might look bored but don't be fooled. I can go from resting face to game face faster than a mousetrap can catch my next radioactive snack.
Aloha Cat - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Blue Stonewashed Cat - art by AprilHartmann
Meowy Christmas Cat - art by April Hartmann - Decorative Christmas art for greeting card, cookie box, gift bag.
Birthday Camel - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Turkey Time - art by April Hartmann - It's almost Turkey Day!   None of the other animals have a day named just for them.  Mr. Turkey is so excited to see what will happen on his special day. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
Birthday Turtle - art by April Hartmann - Conceptual art for a Birthday Card. This art is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Monster Mash - art by April Hartmann - Eye of newt and thorny tail, mixed with hair and tooth and scale.
St. Patrick's Day Tiger - art by April Hartmann -This work is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.
Bunny's Big Day - art by April Hartmann - What will Bunny find as he goes about his day? There are lots of BIG surprises waiting for him. This work is available for publication or licensing. Please contact for more information.
Bunny Digging - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for publication or licensing. Please contact for more information.
Bear Reading - art by April Hartmann - This work is available for publication or licensing. Please contact for more information.
Let's Find Spring - art by April Hartmann - What are the earliest signs of spring? Buds on the trees, or maybe a warm soft breeze? Let's take a ride and search for spring. This character and story are available for publication. Please contact for more information.
In the Middle - art by April Hartmann - An experimental piece exploring one aspect of "growth." 
Home for the Holidays - art by April Hartmann - This art is available for licensing. Please contact for more information.