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Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle at the Eric Carle Museum


My Bookpage interview :-)


Listen to a little story about my name on teachingbooks.net: Mary Newell DePalma




Arnold Arboretum
"Artists in the Arboretum"
September, 2013
Boston, MA

Danforth Museum

"Picture This!"
June 9-August 4, 2013
Framingham, MA

The Wenham Museum
"Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle"
May-August 2013
Wenham, MA

John Wayne Airport
"Seen Through A Child's Eye"
March- June 2013
Orange County, CA

The Governor's Academy
"Picturing the Story"
November 2-December 16, 2011
Byfield, MA

Danforth Museum
"Picture This!"
June 11 - August 7, 2011
Framingham, MA

Newton Free Library
December 2010
Newton MA

Cultural Center of Wisconsin Rapids
"Carol Molski, Swimming Sal"
September-October 2010
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Wenham Museum
"Paper Capers"
February-May 2010


Hampstead Public Library
"The Art of Picture Book Illustration"
June through August 2009
Hampstead, NH

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
"Home is Where the Art Is"
Art for Children's Hospital Family Home
February and March 2009
Logan Airport Terminal C, April 2009
Brookline Public Library, May 2009

Elizabeth Stone Gallery
"Art from The Nutcracker Doll"
Elizabeth Stone Gallery
Alexandria, VA
November and December 2007

Robert's Snow Exhibit
Danforth Museum
Framingham MA
October 30-December 2 2007

Robert's Snow Exhibit
Child At Heart Gallery
Newburyport, MA
October 3-22 2007

Newtonville Books
"Children's Book Illustration by
Mary Newell DePalma"
Newtonville Books
Newtonville MA
July through September 2006

Child at Heart Gallery
"Robert's Snow Exhibit"
Newburyport MA

Fall 2005

Chemers Gallery
13th Annual
Children's Book Illustration Show
Tustin, CA
December 2004

Chemers Gallery Photos

Child at Heart Gallery
"Robert's Snow Exhibit"
Newburyport MA

Fall 2004

Mazza Museum
Permanent Collection
Findlay OH

Concord Museum
"Family Trees"
Concord, MA
December 2002

Huntington House Museum
"The Art of
Children's Book Illustration"
Windsor, CT
Fall 2002


Bookbuilders of Boston
2001 Annual Show

The Strange Egg
Best in Category
Boston, MA

The Original Art
Society of Illustrators Gallery, NYC
October 2001

RSVP 'Shadows' Exhibit
I Shall Fly
Third Place
Society of Illustrators, NYC
Spring 2001

42nd Annual
Society of Illustrator's Exhibition

Society of Illustrators, NYC
March 2000


Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Whitman, MA
Thursday, November 7,2013

Amesbury Elementary
Cashman Elementary

Amesbury, MA
October 15, 2013

New England School Library Association 2013 Conference
The Eric Carle Museum

Amherst, MA
August 5, 2013

Nantucket Athenaeum
Nantucket, MA
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Holy Name School
West Roxbury, MA
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Freetown-Lakeville Family Literacy Night
Lakeville, MA
March 13, 2013

Miriam McCarthy Elementary School
Monday, March 4, 2013

Hardy School
Wellesley, MA
Monday, November 19, 2012
I love kindergarten!

Special Storytime at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sunday September 9, 2012
Eric Carle Museum Special Storytime
Discover how some simple words can lead to a story, engage an audience, and result in fun for all. I'll read from my new book, Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle, share a bit about my creative process, and sign books afterwards. I hope to see you there!

Albany Academies Book Festival
Saturday April 28, 2012
140 Academy Road

Albany NY
70 Authors will be participating in this event. Meet an author! invite one to visit your school. I'll be there, talking about my books. Come by and say hello

Elm Street School
Walpole Massachusetts
April 10, 2012
I visited the second grade classes at the Elm Street School, and it was great fun :-)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Saturday March 17, 2012
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway, Boston MA

Lee Mingwei initiated The Living Room Project at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum when he was an artist-in-residence in 2000. I am honored to be a host in this ongoing project. Hosts are situated on the very comfy couches in the ISGM Living Room and chat with visitors about their personal collections. My collections are quirky and not especially valuable, but they
all have stories attached, no surprise!

Kinokuniya Bookstores
March 16, 2012
The Japanese language edition of A Grand Old Tree will be released in Japan on March 16!

Thorpe School
Danvers Massachusetts
March 13, 2012
I look forward to meeting the students at the Thorpe School!

New England Mobile Book Fair
Artist Showcase Event
Saturday and Sunday March 10-11, 2012 from 11am-4pm
Sunday at 2pm, I'll be talking about how I make books!
New England Mobile Book Fair
82-84 Needham Street

Newton Highlands, MA 02461
(617) 964-7440
Meet area artists, view their work. I will be showing original book illustrations along with the books. I'm happy to autograph a book for you and the original illustrations are also for sale.

link to 2011 events and school visits


link to 2010 events and school visits

Link to 2009 events and school visits

Link to 2007 events and school visits


Here I am--a nice photo by Lydia Mulvaney of The Bulletin Newspapers.
Read Lydia's story here:
Local Author Rings in Christmas Early


Become my fan on Facebook!
Facebook is fun, that's where you'll find the latest news: photos of school visits, my recent projects, children's art inspired by my books, and random notes about ideas and children's books.

Grace Lin asked me a silly question, and she got a silly answer! Watch the video here:
Book Flavors Video


Scott Wachtler of the Bulletin Newspapers wrote a nice article about The Grand Old Tree being named one of the Top Ten books recommended by ReadBoston for holiday gift giving.
Read the article here



Caught on tape!

My neighbor Glenn Williams is a musician, songwriter, DJ, community arts activist AND the host of It's All About Arts on BNN-TV here in Boston. We had a fun conversation when I appeared on the show January 23.

Glenn asked me how I became a children's book writer. I explained that I really wanted to be a children's book illustrator, so I began by sending postcards of my artwork to art directors. In the following clips I talk about how I started writing as well.

Mary doesn't understand the question.
"Not too Sharp" (20 seconds)

Mary writes her first published story.
"Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"
(36 seconds)

Well, there you have it! Thanks, Glenn! I had a wonderful time. Find out more about Glenn and Janice and the Fabulous Rebecca at It's All about Arts!



This is the snowflake I created for the 2007 Robert's Snow Benefit for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. It is Kepley, the character in my new book The Nutcracker Doll. Thank you to everyone who bid on snowflakes to support Cancer research!

Read Elaine Magliaro's interview about my work and my snowflake on her fabulous blog, Wild Rose Reader.

Elaine shares her love and joy of poetry on Wild Rose Reader. Elaine has an unerring eye for beauty, and is generous in sharing her favorites with us. Reading beautiful poetry is like receiving a bouquet of flowers. Visit Elaine's blog and see for yourself! Thank you, Elaine.

Jo KNowles, Brian Lies, Barbara O'Connor and Mary Newell DePalma at the Eric Carle Museum 3/19/11

collage illustration by Mary Newell DePalma