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Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam is a children’s book illustrator and author. Hatam’s life long love of creating art led to post-secondary studies in graphic design in Toronto. Following a few false starts, she found her way into children’s book illustration and eventually began to write and illustrate her own board books for toddlers. Hatam now lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

Fiction (Board book)

Dragons are Real!

Series: Mythical creatures are real!
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Moonlight and courage and sparks, oh my! That’s what dragons are made of. Did you know that dragons don’t just breathe fire…they sneeze it? Or that they love to barbecue–even their vegetables? Fantasy lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of “facts” about these Mythical Creatures in Holly Hatam’s (#1 New York Times bestselling illustrator) unique new series.

Fiction (Board book)

Fairies are Real!

Series: Mythical creatures are real!
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Pixie dust, crystals, and honey, oh my! That’s what fairies are made of! But did you know that fairies’ clothes are made from flower petals sewn with spiderwebs, or that a fairy is born each time a seed is planted? Fairy lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of “facts” about these beloved mythical creatures in the latest Mythical Creatures Are Real! board book by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Holly Hatam.

Fiction (Board book)

If You Met Santa

Series: If you met …
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2022.

Publisher’s Synopsis

If you met Santa, you would see a whole new side to him! Did you know that Santa loves starting snowball fights and swimming with polar bears? Choose which of his beard styles you like best and go for a walk through the Candy Cane Forest with him and Mrs. Claus! Learn all the ways Santa gets cozy at home after his big night delivering toys to girls and boys. Even Santa likes to cut loose and relax!

Fiction (Board book)

If You Met the Easter Bunny

Series: If you met …
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2023.

Publisher’s Synopsis

If you met the Easter Bunny, he’d tell you his real name. And he’d want to show you his excellent bow tie collection. Also, you’d be treated to a lesson on egg dyeing! Learn all the ways the Easter Bunny gets ready for the big day. Little ones celebrating this sweet holiday will LOVE this clever and irresistible glittery board book.

Fiction (Board book)

Mermaids are Real!

Series: Mythical creatures are real!
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Gemstone and sparkles and coral, oh my! That’s what mermaids are made of! But did you also know that mermaids are vegetarian, or that they can control the weather on the seas? Mermaid lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of “facts” about these beloved beings in #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Holly Hatam’s latest Mythical Creatures Are Real board book.

Fiction (Board book)

Unicorns are Real!

‎Series: Mythical creatures are real!
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Stardust and glitter and rainbows, oh my! Did you know that unicorns polish their horns with fairy dust and moonbeams, and that they love looking at their reflections? Unicorn lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of “facts” about these beloved mythical creatures in Holly Hatam’s (#1 New York Times bestselling illustrator) unique Mythical Creatures Are Real board book.