Mock Book Cover/Postcard Mailing

I would love to see my art on middle grade and YA book covers. So, here’s a piece I illustrated this summer for the classic book ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’. Was one of my favorite books as a kid! This postcard art was sent out to publishers as a summer mailing by my fabulous agents @the_cat_agency. For kicks, I decided to tape my postcard onto an existing book. Pretty fun to see!! @the_cat_agency

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My Storybook/Game Arrived! (Sunny and Stormy Day! Peaceable Kingdom Press - Sold exclusively at Target)

I was so excited to receive my complimentary copies of the game I illustrated for the Peaceable Kingdom Press, called ‘Sunny and Stormy Day!’ It’s such a quality product and a wonderful game and storybook combo, teaching kids how to share their daily experiences and build their emotional intelligence skills. And it even won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award! It’s exclusively sold at Target. #peaceablekingdom #oppenheimtoyportfolio#game #childrensbooks #kidslitart #target #targetexclusive #illustration#illustratorslife


MY CHILDREN'S BOOK - 'You're My Boo' is in the Scholastic Book Club Flyer!



Oh my goodness! My children's book, 'You're My Boo' (Beach Lane Books/imprint of Simon & Schuster) Sept 2016 written by: Kate Dopirak and illustrated by: (ME) Lesley Breen Withrow is in the October 2017 Scholastic Book Club - Honeybee (for preschoolers) flyer! This is a total dream come true for me. I absolutely loved the Scholastic Reading Flyers when I was a kid. I can still remember the excitement I felt when the teacher passed them out and the thrill I had when my books arrived. I am honored to have a book that I illustrated be included into the Scholastic Flyer family. ...and to think that I can make a child feel that thrill makes me so happy. 

Book Anniversary! - You're My Boo

Happy One Year Anniversary to 'You're My Boo' - Beach Lane Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) September 2016. It was such a thrill to illustrate this book and I just love the trailer Kate and I had made for it... so I thought I's share it again. Enjoy!

YOU'RE MY BOO by Kate Dopirak, illustrated by Lesley Breen Withrow Age Range: 3 - 5 A day in the life of a family is more than the sum of its adorable parts. "You're my peek-a-boo, my sneak-a-boo, / my laughing till-you-squeak-a-boo." So begins this mother fox's celebration of her quick, sneaky, funny, naughty little fox cub.