CONTACT

Nancy Cote
31 Avon St.
Somerset, MA 02726
tel: (508) 673-4992
email: nancycote@comcast.net

ABOUT NANCY COTE - Freelance Children's Illustrator and Author

Ever since I can remember, I have been either drawing or late for something. I find myself constantly being side tracked by the infinite beauty around me. I've always needed to see, feel and breathe in everything in sight which keeps me moving at a rather slow pace. I never realized how sense-oriented I was until I became an adult and part of a very fast-paced world. Nevertheless, I've managed to continue to absorb everything in my path.
I had never thought about writing or illustrating Children's Books while growing up. It was when I had a family of my own that I discovered this world of immense creative possibility. I literally read thousands of books to my children and was convinced that I wanted to express myself through this medium. Having majored in painting in college it was a natural progression for me to tie the two life experiences together. As a mom, I had endless inspiration and insight into the world of children. In many ways I've never lost the emotional ties to my own childhood and feel very connected to these sensations.

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Working as a full time author/illustrator just reinforces my conviction that you can achieve any goal that you have "even though you may get distracted along the way!"

SELECTED CLIENTS:
Trade Books:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Boyds Mills Press
Albert Whitman & Co.
Simon & Schuster
MacMillan Publishing (Four Winds Press)

Educational:
Brown Publishing Network
Quarasan
Houghton Mifflin
Silver Editions
Macmillan/ McGraw- Hill
Pearson
Saxon
Steck- Vaughn

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EDUCATION:
B.F.A. U. Mass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth MA
Major: Painting
Recipient of the excellence in Art Award

MEMBERSHIPS:
Full member of SCBWI
(The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
Member of The Freelance Artists Network
www.freelanceartistsnetwork.com

 

BOOKS
Published Work: Children's Trade Books:

2006 – Mrs. Fickle’s Pickles
Author – Lori Reis
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Boyds Mills Press

2006 – Honest Ashley
The Way I Act Books
Author – Virginia Kroll
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.

2005 – Jason Takes Responsibility
The Way I Act books
Author – Virginia Kroll
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.

2005 - It’s All About Me!
Author / Illustrator – Nancy Cote
G. P. Putnam’s Sons

2005 – Tap Dance Fever
Author – Pat Brisson
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Boyds Mills Press

2004 – Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah
Author – Linda Glaser
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.
*Recipient of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Gold Seal Award
* Sidney Taylor Notable Book

2004 – Hamster Camp: How Harry Got Fit
Author – Theresa Bateman
Illustrator – Nancy Cote

2003 — It Feels Like Snow!
Author / Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Boyds Mills Press

2003 — Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney!
Author – Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.

2002 — Round the Turkey (A Grateful Thanksgiving)
Author — Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.

2000 — When I Feel Angry
Author – Cornelia Maude Spelman
Illustrator – Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.
* Recipient of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Gold Seal Award

1999 — I Like Your Buttons!
Author — Sarah Marwil Lamstein
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.

1998 — Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!
Author — Abby Levine
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.

1998 — The Can-Do Thanksgiving
Author – Marion Hess Pomeranc
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.
* Fall "Pick of the List"
American Booksellers Association SSLI
* 1999 Honor Book
(Society of School Librarians International)

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1998 — Flip-Flops!
Author & Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.
* Spring “Pick of the List”
(American Booksellers Association)
* Featured in THE ORIGINAL ART '98 Society of Illustrators Exhibit at the
Museum of American Illustration , N.Y.

1997 — The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes
Author — Linda Glaser
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Albert Whitman & Co.
* SMITHSONIAN — Notable Books for Children 1997
* Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award

1995 — Fireflies, Peach Pies & Lullabies
Author — Virginia Kroll
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Simon & Schuster
* Selected as a "Notable Children's Trade Book"
for 1996 by THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL
& the NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

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1994 — Woollybear Goodbye
Author — Sharon Philips-Denslow
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Macmillan Publishing ( Four Winds Press)

1994 — Ruby’s Storm
Author — Amy Hest
Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Macmillan Publishing (Four Winds Press)
* SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE Nov. 1994 Recommended book

1993 — Palm Trees
Author & Illustrator — Nancy Cote
Macmillan Publishing (Four Winds Press)

* See www.amazon.com for book sales and reviews
listed under Children's Books
enter: nancy cote

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LINKS

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I am incredibly lucky in life to have found happiness doing a job that I love, being married to my best friend Mike and the mother of three incredible children, Missy, Kate and John.

-About Nancy Cote