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Random House

P I Kids

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Albert Whitman

Workman Group

Beaming Books


American Greetings

Galison Mudpuppy



Birds N' Blooms

Live Happy Magazine

Family Circle Magazine

Cricket Magazine




About Talitha

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Talitha Shipman is a picture book illustrator born and raised in rural Indiana. Her favorite subjects to paint are wild kids and wild animals.  Nature inspires Talitha’s painting, and she hopes her work encourages curiosity and creativity in children of all ages.

Talitha has worked with publishers large and small.  Her books include the Sidney Taylor Honor recipient, Everybody Says Shalom by Leslie Kimmelman (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2015), an American Farm Bureau Recommended Read, Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz, (Albert Whitman, 2017), and most recently, a 2019 IPPY Silver Medalist, First Snow by Nancy Viau (Albert Whitman, 2018).

Talitha lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband and their three-year-old wild child, Coral.

Talitha's specialties include book, greeting card, and editorial illustration.  Talitha is proudly represented by Astound Agency.  If you'd like her to work on your next project, contact

Talitha is available for school visits and illustration demos for kids of all ages in the Midwest.  Fill out the contact form on the Visits page to learn more.


Sidney Taylor Honor, Everybody Says Shalom

American Farm Bureau Recommended Read, Applesauce Day

IPPY Silver Medalist, First Snow