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Featured Authors: Jonathan Bean


Jonathan Bean has authored several delightful picture books, most of which are based on recollections of his childhood in Pennsylvania. Bean and his 3 siblings were homeschooled in the 1980s and he says, "Home and work, work and school, school and home were all seamlessly connected by my parents' curiosity to learn and teach." After homeschooling he received his undergraduate degree from Messiah College and then moved to New York City to attend graduate school at the School of Visual Arts. He now lives in Rhode Island with his wife and fellow artist, Emmeline Zhu. In addition to his authored works, Jonathan Bean has also illustrated many picture books and chapter books for other authors. He employs a wide variety of styles in his illustrations which allows him to adapt to the specific book and showcases the breadth of his talent. Full descriptions of Jonathan Bean's books are publicly available for the month of February.
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Because Reshelving Alexandria has already done this for me, bringing together the best of the best of living literature in a searchable and easily navigable database, it allows me to both focus and stretch our book budget by narrowing down my search to precisely those books that are the best fit for our family and then helping me to easily take advantage of free online books and used book searches to grow our family library. And all the time I am saving? What a joy to re-invest that in reading these books with my children!"

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