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Picture Books

Pilar’s Worries (Albert Whitman 2018)

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk (Beach Lane Books 2016)

Scuba Dog (Little Bee Books 2016)

My Little Golden Book About Dogs (Golden Books 2018)

Soccer with Mom (Golden Books 2016)

Snow Dog, Sand Dog (Albert Whitman 2014)

The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Dakota (Sterling Children’s Books 2017)

Sam Visits the School Library (Millbrook Press 2017)


Early Readers

Lana's World: Let's Go to the Moon! (HMH Books For Young Readers 2017)

Lana's World: Let's Go Fishing! (HMH Books For Young Readers 2015)

Lana's World: Let's Have a Parade! (HMH Books For Young Readers 2015)



Travel with Dogs (Lonely Planet 2016)


Jess Golden has been illustrating children’s books, early readers, and editorial work professionally for over ten years. A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Jess has remained in New England her entire life. Her work is primarily traditional; she uses a combination watercolor, ink and Acryla gouache to create her illustrations.

Jess’s client list includes: HMH Books For Young Readers, Beach Lane Books, Little Bee Books, Lonely Planet, Highlights Magazine, Golden Books, and many more. To see a full list of publications, scroll down.

Jess now lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, small son and trusty (and always hungry) rescue dog, Martha.