Hen&ink Coop: Amy Huntington

About Amy Huntington

Amy Huntington began painting in kindergarten, using the ends of her pigtails for brushes. She drew castles, bicycles, sleds, and her siblings with the chicken pox. In summer she wrote poems while tucked in the branches of her favorite tree. After college she settled in Vermont, exhibiting her paintings in various New England galleries. As a new mother she fell in love with picture book illustration, and has never looked back.

She makes lots of drawings and writes lots of words. Some turn into picture books. Her first picture book, One Monday, Orchard/Scholastic, 2001, had both Amy’s words and her art. She has since illustrated numerous books. Her most recent illustrated book is Nine: A Book of Nonets, by Irene Latham, Charlesbridge, 2020. Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market, by Michelle Schaub, Charlesbridge, 2017, won a 2018 Growing Good Kids- Excellence in Children’s Literature award from the American Horticultural Society.

Monsters, Like Us will be released in the spring, 2021. How to Make a Mountain in 9 Simple Steps, written by Amy with illustrations by Nancy Lemon, has a release date of Spring 2022, Chronicle.

Amy lives with her husband, two (velociraptor) cats, hens, and two sheep in an old Vermont farmhouse that needs lots of care. Member SCBWI, Authors Guild, and Picture Book Artists Association.

Titles by Amy Huntington

Nine: A Book of Nonet Poems


(April, 2020)

Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers Market (by Michelle Schaub)

Charlesbridge Publishing

(March 14, 2017)

No English

Mitten Press


Matthew and Tall Rabbit Go Camping

Down East Books


Seagull Sam

Down East Books


One Monday



Three Lessons for Astair the Bear

Mitten Press

(August 15, 2007)

Moose Power!: Muskeg Saves the Day

Down East Books

(May 16, 2010)

Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat

Down East Books

(June 16, 2012)

Grandma Drove the Snowplow

Down East Books

(July 16, 2010)

Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck

Down East Books

(January 1, 2006)

Monsters Like Us

Beaming Books

(April, 2021)

Sample Work