About Amy Huntington
Amy Huntington began painting in kindergarten, using the ends of her pigtails for brushes. She drew castles, bicycles, sleds, cats, 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 Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market, by Michelle Schaub, Charlesbridge, 2017. It is a 2018 Growing Good Kids- Excellence in Children’s Literature award winner, from the American Horticultural Society.
Nine: A Book of Nonets, by Irene Latham, Charlesbridge, has a pub date of 2020. Monsters, Like Us will be released in the fall of 2020. How to Make a Mountain in 9 Simple Steps, written by Amy with illustrations by Nancy Lemon, has a release date of Spring 2121, 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.