Picture Books

Hi there! This page is dedicated to Picture Books that I am currently working on or have out in the world.

I partnered with MacLaren – Cochrane Publishing to illustrate Yellow Speckled Blackbird, written by Dylan Pritchett.

Synopsis: “Everyone loves hearing a bird’s song at the beginning of a new day. When this special little blackbird shares her music with a young boy, he wants to possess more than she is willing to give. By teaching him how to truly listen, she finally touches his heart.”

The Haunted Bookshop in Mobile, AL is carrying copies of Yellow Speckled Blackbird and they ship!

You can also purchase a copy from your favorite retailer. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51141153-yellow-speckled-blackbird


Sophie’s New Song, written by Michelle Whitfield and illustrated by me, will be self-published later this year.

In this story Sophie is dealing with feelings related to growing up in a home with an absent parent. It will be used as a resource to help children who have to confront these issues on a daily basis. I will post more information regarding publication once I can share!


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Published by Lisa Johnston Hancock

I'm a visual artist, illustrator & art educator, finding a balance between freelance work and playdates.