jill weber self portrait

 Jill Weber doubles as a children's book illustrator and designer. Her favorite projects are the ones where she wears both hats. She has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, including The Story of Hanukkah, a NYTimes holiday pick, The Story Of Passover, and New York Times bestseller The Christmas Tree, which was written by Julie Salamon. Jill and Julie also collaborated on Cat in the City (Dial Books 2014) and Mutt’s Promise (Dial Books 2016 ). This year her new books are Pippa’s Passover by Vivan Kirkfield (Holiday House), What is the Story of Hello Kitty? (Penguin Workshop ) and Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft. When Jill is not at her drawing board, she can be found in her garden.


TRADE: illustration/design


The Bonne Femme Cookbook / Harvard Common Press

Fresh from the Vegan Slowcooker / Harvard Common Press

Sara Snow’s Fresh Living / Bantam Books

Shameless Shortcuts / Yankee Magazine

The Bride & Groom’s Menu Cookbook / Broadway Books

Hello, My Name is... A Guide to Naming Your Baby / Harvard Common Press 

Could You Love Me Like My Dog Fireside

Could You Love Me Like My Cat Fireside

I Owe You, Valentine: Coupon Book / Fireside

The Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook / Simon&Schuster

Expectations: Best Kept Secrets Every New Mother Should Know/ Andrews McMeel 

Newborn Expectations, My First Journal / Andrews McMeel

The Penny Whistle Series of Party Books ( series of 8) / Simon&Schuster

The Petit Appetit Cookbook / Perigree 

Joy of Pregnancy / Harvard Common Press

Make Your Creative Dreams Real: SARK / Fireside

Sock Monkey Dreams / Viking Studio

Reading Together / Perigree Books


CHILDREN’S: illustration and design


Goodnight Bubbala / Dial Books

What is the Story of Hello Kitty / Penguin Workshop

Pippa’s Passover Plate / Dial Books

Mutt’s Promise / Dial Books
*Kirkus starred review

Cat in the City /Dial Books

The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The Story of Passover/ Holiday House / Sydney Taylor Award: Notable Books for Young Readers

The Story of Hanukkah/ Holiday House/ Amazon #1 Bestseller in Judaic Books 2016 and New York Times pick 2012

The Story of Esther/ Holiday House

Even Higher / Holiday House / PJ Library selection / Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award 2009

Christmas Tree Farm /Holiday House / A Junior Library Guild Selection& Ohio Farm Bureau 2007 for children’s literature in Agriculture

Smart About the Presidents  / Grosset & Dunlap 

Smart About the First Ladies / Grosset & Dunlap

Who Was JFK? / Grosset & DunlapRow

Row Row Your Boat / Sixth Avenue Books

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad / Sixth Avenue Books

Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes / Sixth Avenue Books

Yankee Doodle / Sixth Avenue Books

George Washington Carver / Grosset & Dunlap

Third Grade Baby / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

HarpO’Gold / Holiday House

Maple Syrup Season / Holiday House  

Angel (series of 5 Chapter Books) / Houghton Mifflin

The Christmas Tree / Random House / New York Time’s Bestseller

Things You Can Be  / Random House  

Things You Can Give / Random House  

Things You Can Save / Random House