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Dusty the Dust Ball and Family

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Chapter book cover illustration and design for Dusty the Dustball and Family-The Adventure Begins.


Kim Sponaugle

illustration of A young dragon gets help from some unlikely friends, dragons, learning to become friends, friendship, kindness, acceptance, fairies, gnomes,  fantasy, children's books, fairy tales, children's fantasy, book covers, fantasy characters for kids, picture books, games, puzzles, toys and children's products.
illustration of Interior pen and ink illustration for chapter book.
illustration of The Dust ball family are in search of a new home and float into an open attic window. 
family, friendship, acceptance of others that are different than you, helping others, strong, and kind  fathers, adventure, discovery.
illustration of Two little hedgehogs begin life together. Wildlife, cartoon, woodland animals, forest family, woodland critters, hedgehogs, animal families, children's books, picture books,character design, games and puzzles, children's products, cute animal characters, nature, outdoor animals,  forest creatures, stories about animals.
illustration of Baby Octopus wants to be an artist, octopus, young octopus, octopus, sea creatures, ocean creatures, picture book, children's book, character development, branding, games, puzzles, cards, children's products, sea animals, cartoons, animals in the ocean, deep sea creatures, whimsical octopus, baby octopus.
illustration of Little girl listening, preschoolers, children's characters, children's book character,happy kids, kids ask questions, rambunctious children, kids asking why, character development, children's toys and games characters
illustration of hedgehogs, animal families, story book animals, woodland creatures,children's book, early chapter books, hedgehog family, small woodland creatures, animal stories, animal characters, animals in pen and ink, fairy tale animals, in the woods, toys and games, character development, randing
illustration of A young child has questions about life, and growing up, and about her place in this world. Her dad has answers that are practical, spiritual, and sometimes comical! Rhyming picture book for children ages 5-8.
illustration of Cover illustration and design,ethnic, adjusting to life in America, multicultural,diversity, family, siblings, West Africa, immigrants, children, children's book illustration, character development.
illustration of Map created for fantasy picture book where dragons and fairies dwell together in friendship,for children ages 5-8.
illustration of Babies on rocking horses, hugging kitten, teddy bear and baby sleeping. Watercolor, color pencil,children's book illustration.
illustration of Daddy bear and cub take a nap. Nature, bears, animals, nap time, sleep, cuddle time, children. Children's book illustration done is pastel.
illustration of Naughty elephant meets his match in preschool,friendship,  bullying, forgiveness, kindness, sharing, preschool, animals, Children's book illustration, children's book cover, book cover.
illustration of A lovely and lively book of poetry for babies 6 months to 4 years old​, babies, sleep time, play time, music, lull-a-byes, bedtime, nap time, mommy, daddy, baby, toddler, song, poems. Children's book illustration, baby book, baby products, baby toys and games.
illustration of Brother and sister playing in the fall leaves, kitten, and pumpkins looking on.Children, leaves, pumpkins, wheelbarrow  ride, brother, sister, fun, colorful leaves. Children's book illustration for It's time for Fall Fun.
illustration of Fairies dressed in spring, summer, winter, fall clothing, fairy fun,fantasy, stamp designs and 3-D images,children's products, Textile, children's games,children's toys.
illustration of Little girl making a jack-o-lantern, fun icons for fall, colors, black cat, fall sweater, football, cap, candy apple, fall boots, learning colors and words. Children's book illustration, educational.
illustration of Pumpkin patch family of mom and kids, fall, halloween, fruits, harvest time, pumpkins, fall activities for kids,family, personified pumpkins, children's book illustration,children's products, fall toys and games.
illustration of Little girl resting in the springtime grass with her puppy, outdoor fun, spring, animals, sunshine, gardening,play, rest, imagination. Children's book illustration for Spring is Now Here! Children's products, educational books,children's toys and games, licensing.
illustration of One spot illustration showing a preschooler struggling with sharing, the other offering a toy. Bullying, meanness, kindness, sharing toys, being friends, helping, anger, sadness, school. Children's book illustration, children's products, educational books and toys.
illustration of Tiny tree frog befriends a family. Frogs,Tree frogs, animals,children,  friendship, nature,  wildlife,  families, grandparents,gardening, children's book cover.Children's Book illustration for HOPS.
illustration of Dad and son mouse are off to a baseball game for a Father's Day celebration, holidays, family, play, baseball, parenting, children's book illustration, celebration, kids and parents, mouse, pastel illustration, Happy Father's day.
illustration of children enjoying spring showers, rainbows, rain clouds,rainy weather, raincoats, boots, rain drops, fun, play. Children's book illustration, children's products.
illustration of Angry momma owl defends her little owlets, babies, family, wildlife, nature, woods, nighttime, animal life, owls, Pastel illustration, children's book illustration, educational books and products, character development.
illustration of Mouse makes peace with bee in giving the gift of a flower, children, animals, flowers, bee, mouse, friendship,greeting card illustration, packaging, textile.
illustration of Wintertime fun for small children, sledding, skiing, skating,snow, childhood, sports, winter, cold weather, warm clothing, outdoor play, nature, ice pond, snowfall, snowflakes, children's book illustration.
illustration of Tiny puppy finds his way into young girl's heart and home. Animals,adoption, puppies,children, friendship, e-book, children's book illustrations, pencil illustration, book covers, children's products.
illustration of Papa pig comforts his son piggie Pie. Pigs, dad, children, family, animals, parents,bedtime. Children's book illustration, book covers, colored pencil.
illustration of Panda is taken on an Asian food adventure by his friend Po-Li,Asian rain forest, jungle animals, food, adventure, China, baby panda, bamboo, waterfalls, rice,  Book cover design. Illustration for children's book Ping and Po-Li, children's products, branding, licensing,
illustration of Viking child meets a cunning wolf, Red Riding hood, snow, grandmom's house,cold weather, smart girl,woods, bad wolf, fairytales, children's books, children products, book covers.
illustration of Baby robot Tot bots attend preschool together and become friends. School, friendship, fun, learning, robots, girls, boys, children, play time, babies, children's books, children's products, Book covers, licensing, branding, character development, textile, publishing.
illustration of Logo design for pet clothing line tailored for West Highland White terriers. Westie pup,dog, icon, character development, Pastel logo illustration, animals, children, pets, family, Pet Products, website illustration.
illustration of Toddler and westie pup meet for the first time. Babies, puppies, playtime, animals, children, children's book, children's products, toys and games, textile,
illustration of This Friendly dragon is on a quest to make the most unlikely characters his friends.
illustration of Families visit pumpkin patch to find that special pumpkin.Illustration from children's book A Time for Fall Fun.  Mom, dad, sister. brother, grand mom, pumpkins, fall, autumn, harvest, picking a pumpkin, family time, family fun, outdoor, fall weather,Children, children's books, character development, children's products, toys and games.
illustration of Fall paper doll character used to alongside a Halloween children's book included in Autumn craft parties. Character design, Branding,licensing, children's characters, toys and games, children's books, children's products.
illustration of Fairies in action, music, baking, and sports, flute,cupcakes, tennis, stamp design and illustration, craft design, children's products, children's books, character development, textiles, toys and games.
illustration of Fairy tale dragon decides to follow his dream to be a stand up comedian instead of protecting princesses. Fairy tales, fantasy, kingdom, comedy, jokes, laughter, children, families, woodland creatures, prince, princess, castle, comedy club. Watercolor cover illustration for children's book, children's products, toys and games, character development, branding, licensing.


As a kid, Kim Sponaugle had a very active imagination. If she had not found a sketch pencil to doodle, she may have landed in the circus! Upon graduation from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, she began working for DC Cook Publishing, designing children's curriculum but soon found her heart vocation in children’s illustration. While working as a kid’s portrait artist, Kim developed a style that captured the effervescence of childhood and has tried to incorporate that joy into her book work. In 2007, Kim started Picture Kitchen Studio, and has since had the opportunity and pleasure of illustrating more than sixty books for kids. Picture Kitchen Studio has been honored to receive the Mom’s Choice, Pinnacle Book, CIPA EVVY and Reader’s Favorite Awards.


Animation, Black & White, Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Digital, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Stylized, Watercolor, Whimsical, Concept Art, e-Learning


Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Icons, Licensing, Maps, Nature, Packaging, Product, Sci-Fi, Textiles, Toys & Games, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Agriculture, Feminine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Branding