Welcome to the website of children's book author and illustrator, Bethanie Murguia.
(Are you wondering how to pronounce my last name? It's mer GEE ya.)
Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book: “Murguia creates extravagant visual representations of the possibilities that await readers (and writers) of stories.” —Publisher's Weekly. Please visit the book page for more.
I Feel Five: “Self-assured pen, ink and watercolor illustrations…fine use of page turns, page composition and supremely crisp white space.” —Kirkus Reviews. Please visit the book page for the trailer and more.
Zoe's Jungle: “Zoe is full of spitfire and dash…How are young readers to resist?” —Kirkus Reviews. Please visit the book page to see the trailer and learn more.
Zoe's Room: "This picture book quietly, perceptively explores family dynamics in a time of change, the sort of “minor” change that’s huge for a child. Using lighting effects and color beautifully, the expressive ink-and-watercolor illustrations work seamlessly with the simply told story."–Booklist. Please visit the book page to see the trailer and learn more.
Read the New York Times review of Snippet the Early Riser here!
Zoe Gets Ready: A picture book for everyone who has ever gotten dressed! “This seemingly simple idea subtly encompasses much larger themes about creativity and independence ... this one is a keeper.” —Booklist. Please visit the book page to learn more.
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Signed copies of my books may be ordered through my local bookstore: Book Passage
I now have custom bookplates available; just send me a SASE with name(s) for personalization. Please email me for my address.
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