Christine Kettner is currently Art Director for Clarion and Harcourt Children’s Books, imprints of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in New York City.
She was art Director for Hyperion books for Children and design supervisor for Harper Collins. In her long and adventourous career she has had the privilege to work with Rosemary Wells, William Joyce, John Scieszka, John Rocco, Sergio Ruzzier and Stephen Marchesi and many, many others.
About her work she says:
“Nothing is more rewarding than working with artists to make words come alive through pictures creating a tangible book that a child can hold in their hands, expanding their world.”
Here's her list:
1. The Snow Cat by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
2. Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
3. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
4. Puss in Boots illustrated by Fred Marcellino
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
6. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
7. How Pizza Came to Queens by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
8. George and Martha by James Marshall
9. Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel
10. Shrek by William Steig