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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tina Kugler

Tina Kugler lives in Los Angeles with her artist husband, three boys and an enormous hairy dog named Harryhausen.

Tina's illustration debut is the May 2014 picture book The Change Your Name Store, written by Leanne Shirtliffe, published by Sky Pony Press. Tina writes about her dot, "Here is a dot of Wilma Lee Wu from The Change Your Name Store...a picture book about self-acceptance, with an Asian-American main character. Wilma Lee Wu decides she doesn't like her name, so she visits the Change Your Name Store. With each new name she tries, she travels to its country of origin to try it out."                                                              
Her picture book written and illustrated with her husband Carson Kugler, In Mary's Garden, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Their book connects the life and work of Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl with the ability to perceive the world in a creative way.
The release date is Spring 2015. (Source)
Learn more about Tina on her website.

Teacher's guide, printables, and projects for The Change Your Name Store available here.


  1. “I want this!” This is something that everyone has in mind. But how do you get what you want when you are all cramped in front of the computer for long hours?freelancer

  2. Now I have to go and get this one. How adorable! Love the illustrations. I have always wanted to change my name and now I have grown to love it so I could never change it!