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carol schwartzA passion for art and nature has inspired Carol Schwartz her whole life, as is seen in her most recent book, The World Never Sleeps. As a child growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Carol was fascinated with animals and had a constant supply of drawing materials. She graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and in 2014 received her MFA from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Her illustrations have appeared in over 60 picture books and countless magazines, newspapers and advertisements. Her books have been chosen as Outstanding Science Trade Books by the National Science Teacher’s Association and Children’s Book Council and have been honored with the Children’s Choice Book Award and the Original Art exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York. Her artwork is exhibited throughout the country, including The Society of Illustrators in New York, Focus on Nature XIV and The Illustrator’s Club of Washington DC.

She enjoys teaching and speaking at schools, libraries and conferences about her focus on nature and her artistic process. Learn more about Carol at

Carol is represented by Storybook Arts Inc.


Written by Natalie Rompella
2018 Tilbury House Publishers
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-88448-561-2

“Deep in the night, while you are sleeping, the world is awake. As moonflowers open and stars shine, nature goes about her business. The world never sleeps.”

Written by Terry Pierce
2017 Tilbury House Publishers
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-88448-495-0

"Meticulously realistic, lush paintings in garden-bright colors will have children poring over the pages to identify each new pollinator or creature that participates in a blooming garden. Children will be pleased to conclude that the surprise is a hanging pupa ready to open and will recognize the arrival of a butterfly. Repeated readings will be welcomed for the opportunities to look for the clever caterpillar and its changing chrysalis. A postscript outlines the natural role each living thing plays. A lovely literary and artistic rendering. (Picture book. 4-6) ” - Kirkus Reviews

cschwartz lavaHow Hot Is Lava?: And Other Questions About Volcanos
Written by Kelly Smith
2016 Sterling Children’s Books
Hardcover / Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4549-1600-0 / ISBN: 978-1-4549-1601-7

How Strong is an AntHow Strong is an Ant?: And Other Questions About Bugs and Insects
Written by Mary Kay Carson
2014 Sterling Children's BooksHardback / Paperback
ISBN-10: 1-4549-0685-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-4549-0685-8

How Does Seed SproutHow Does a Seed Sprout?: And Other Questions About Plants
Written by Melissa Stewart
2014 Sterling Children's Books
Hardback / Paperback
ISBN-10: 1-4549-0671-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-4549-0671-1

WhalesWhales Storytime Stickers
Written by Kim Norman
2012 Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 978-1-4027-7350-1

What If There Were No Sea OttersWhat If There Were No Sea Otters?
Written by Suzanne Slade
2011 Picture Window BooksPaperback
ISBN: 978-1-4048-6397-2

What If There Were No BeesWhat If There Were No Bees?
Written by Suzanne Slade
2011 Picture Window BooksPaperback
ISBN: 978-1-4048-6394-1
What If There Were No Gray WolvesWhat If There Were No Gray Wolves?
Written by Suzanne Slade
2011 Picture Window Books
ISBN: 978-1-4048-6395-8
What If There Were No LemmingsWhat If There Were No Lemmings?
Written by Suzanne Slade
2011 Picture Window BooksPaperback
ISBN: 978-1-4048-6396-5

Written by Megan E. Bryant
2008 Paperback Grosset & Dunlap ISBN 978-0-448-44834-3

Best Friends the True Story of Owen and Mzee
Written by Roberta Edwards
2007 * Softcover * Grosset & Dunlap * ISBN 978-0-448-44567-0

Emperor Penguins
Written by Roberta Edwards
2007 * Softcover * Grosset & Dunlap * ISBN 978-0-448-44664-6

Written by Charnan Simon
2007 The Child's World
Hardback ISBN: 978-1592966288

Freckles and The Great Beach Rescue
Written by Ellen Bryant Lloyd
2005 Butterfly Creations, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0965044912

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