Illustrated by Karen Jerome Skillins

Picture Books
2006:  SOMETIMES SMART IS GOOD, by Dena Luchsinger, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI

2005: JUST ADD ONE CHINESE SISTER, by Patricia McMahon, Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA
Reviews: Publisher's Weekly, March 2005, Jerome chronicles each step of the journal with radiant, soft-focus watercolors that possess a palpable sense of physical and emotional space. 

Student's Library Journal, January 2005, Jerome's imaginative approach to color and style attracts and sustains interest. 

Kirkus, January 2005, Family scenes are highly saturated with vivid color blends and dramatic contrasts between light and dark areas...the playfully warm watercolors and text create images that capture the growing bond of parents and children, brother and sister. Delightful.

Booklist, February 2005, Expressive watercolor artwork, in bright hues, depicts the warm and intense feelings. Adoptive families will welcome this.

Student's Library Journal, January 2005, Jerome's imaginative approach to color and style attracts and sustains interest. 

Kirkus, January 2005, Family scenes are highly saturated with vivid color blends and dramatic contrasts between light and dark areas...the playfully warm watercolors and text create images that capture the growing bond of parents and children, brother and sister. Delightful.

Booklist, February 2005, Expressive watercolor artwork, in bright hues, depicts the warm and intense feelings. Adoptive families will welcome this.


2003: SILENT DREAMS, by Dandi Daley Mackall, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI
Review: School Library Journal, April, 2003, The impressionistic watercolor illustrations in many shades of purple and varying degrees of shadow suggest isolation and hardships. Yet, dabs of rich reds, oranges, and yellows suggest that life includes some warmth and comfort.

2001: WHEN IT RAINED CATS AND DOGS, by Nancy Byrd Turner, Meadow Geese Press, Marshfield Hills, MA

2000: IF NATHAN WERE HERE, by Mary Bahr Fritts, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews: The Association of Theological Booksellers, Best Children's Book 2000, 
ForeWord Magazine, Book of the Year Award, 2000
Bluegrass Award Master List Recipient, 2000
Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Awards, Finalist

School Library Journal, 8/2000
"...The sketchy figures are filled with life and feeling and the warm red and yellow tones promise that sorrow will be overcome, although memories will always last."

Publishers Weekly, 4/3/00
"... Jerome's softly focused watercolor paintings are similarly undefined, inviting youngsters' interpretation without limiting their ability to identify with the character."

Booklist, 4/15/00
"... The bright watercolors have a gentle, shining quality that enhances that book's hopeful message."
Bookpage, 5/2000
"... expressive watercolors tenderly express the sensitive story of children's friendships."

The Colorado Springs Gazette, 5/21/2000
"... soft, warm-toned illustrations offer just the right visual touches to go with the text."
Winston-Salem Journal, 7/2000

"The watercolored illustrations maintain a dreamlike quality as they show Nathan and his friend sharing moments together as well as the sadder, lonely times after his death."

HARRY AND THE FOX, full color picture book, school division, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA
   
SUMMERS' END, Adult literacy full color picture book, school division, NTC/Contemporary Publishing,
Lincolnwood, IL
   
WHAT ARE THEY DOING?, Adult literacy full color picture book, school division, NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Lincolnwood, IL

1999: MOMMY, WOULD GOD STILL LOVE ME?, by Laura Wallace, Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., Baltimore, MD

VI A SUSANA CON LA NENA, black and white book, school division Scott Foresman Addison Wesley,
Glenview, IL
   
QUE NOS TRAERA EL FUTURO?, black and white book, school division, Scott Foresman Addison Wesley, Glenview, IL
   
SIMPLES COSTUMBROES, black and white book, Scott Foresman Addison Wesley, Glenview, IL
   
RAISING CHICKENS, full color picture book, Scott Foresman Addison Wesley, New York, NY

1998: THE LITTLEST TREE, by Charles Tazewell, Ideals Children's Books, Nashville, TN

1997: MEET LASSIE, by Ann Tellen, Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., Baltimore, MD
    
PLAY WITH LASSIE, by Ann Tellen, Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., Baltimore, MD
    
LASSIE SAVES A KITTEN, by Ann Tellen, Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., Baltimore, MD

1995: LEARNING ABOUT AIDS AND OTHER DISEASES, by David C. King, Weekly Reader, Middletown, CT

Chapter Books 
1995:  THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHAMROCK MYSTERY, by Marion M. Markham, Houghton Mifflin Co,
Boston, MA
1993:  TEETH WEEK, by Nancy Alberts, Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY

1992: THE VALENTINE'S DAY MYSTERY, by Marion M. Markam, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA
    
TRICKSTER GHOST, by Ellen Showell, Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY

1991: THE SHINIEST ROCK OF ALL, by Nancy Ruth Patterson, Farrar Straus and Giroux, NewYork, NY

Book Jackets 
1996:  MARGO'S HOUSE, by Peni R. Griffin, McElderry Books, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY
     
DRAGONFLY SECRET, by Carolyn J. Gold, Atheneum Books, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY

Magazines  
2000:  Cricket Magazine Group, full color, Peru, IL, July Issue

School Division
2004:  HARCOURT ARCHIVES SERIES, b&w interiors, Harcourt Brace, Orlando, FL

2003:  BOOK TREKS/Sky Myths, full color story, Pearson Learning, Parssipony, NJ
          
WHALE MUSIC, full color cover, b&w interiors, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA
          
SAVING WILD ONE, full color cover, b&w interiors, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA
          
PILAR SPEAKS UP, full color cover, b&w interiors, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA

CHINATOWN SUNDAY, full color story, SRA/McGraw-Hill, Columbus,OH

2001:  THE RAIN AND THE SNOW, full color story, Harcourt Brace, Orlando, FL
            
THE BRACELET, full color story, SRA/McGraw-Hill,  Columbus, Ohio
            
THE JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG, full color story, SRA/McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio

1996: Kindergarten reading program, borders, Harcourt Brace, Orlando, FL
         
Kindergarten plays, full color story, Harcourt Brace, Orlando, FL