Ashley Wolff Curriculum Vitae

Education: BFA, Rhode Island School of Design                          1979


Books written and illustrated

A Year of Birds   

(Dodd Mead)                                                                1984

Only the Cat Saw 

(Dodd Mead)                                                           1985

A Year of Beasts  

(EP Dutton)                                                                 1986

Come With Me 

(EP Dutton)                                                                  1990

Stella and Roy 

(EP Dutton)                                                                1993

Stella and Roy Go Camping 

(Yosemite Association)                                               1999

Me Baby You Baby 

(E P Dutton)                                                                 2005

When Lucy Goes Out Walking 

(Henry Holt)                                                                2008

I Call My Grandma Nana

I Call My Grandpa Papa

(Tricycle)                                                                      2010

Baby Bear Sees Blue       

(Beach Lane Books/Simon&Schuster)                2012

Baby Bear Counts One

(Beach Lane Books/Simon&Schuster)                2013


Books illustrated


The Bells of London 

Traditional rhyme (Dodd Mead)                          1984

Block City  

Robert Louis Stevenson (EP Dutton)                     1988

Who is Coming to Our House?  

Joseph Slate    (Putnam)                                        1988

Baby Beluga  

Raffi  (Crown)                                                       1990

I Love My Mommy Because

I Love My Daddy Because  

Laurel Porter Gaylord (EP Dutton)                       1991

A Garden Alphabet  

Isabel Wilner  (EP Dutton)                                    1991

Goody O’Grumpity 

Carol Ryrie Brink (North South)       1994

How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet  

Gerald Hausman (Harper Collins)                       1995

Little Donkey Close Your Eyes 

Margaret Wise Brown  (Harper Collins                 1995

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten  

Joseph Slate (E P Dutton)                                            1996

A String of Beads  

Marguerette Reid (EP Dutton)                                    1997

Home Sweet Home

Jean Marzollo  (Harper Collins)                          1997

Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten    

Joseph Slate  (E P Dutton)                                 1998

Doctor Bird 

Gerald Hausman (Philomel)                                         1998

Splish Splash  

Sarah Weeks  (Harper Collins)                            1999

Some Things Go Together  

Charlotte Zolotow  (Harper Collins)                   1999

Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten 

Joseph Slate  (E P Dutton)                               2000

Each Living Thing

Joanne Ryder (Gulliver Books/Harcourt)          2000

Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? 

Philemon Sturges/Bonnie Lass  (Little Brown)     2000

Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten 

Joseph Slate  (E P Dutton)                                  2001

Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop 

 Lisa Schulman  (Putnam)                       2002

My Somebody Special  

Sarah Weeks  (Harcourt)                                     2002

Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus with Kindergarten 

Joseph Slate  (E P Dutton)                                  2002

De Colores  

Traditional        (Little Brown)                                                     2003

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain  

Philemon Sturges  (Little Brown)                       2004

Los Pollitos Dicen  

Traditional    (Little Brown)                                           2005

Home to Me, Home to You

Jennifer Ericsson (Little Brown)                         2005

Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten 

Joseph Slate  (E P Dutton)                                  2005

The Wild Little Horse  

Rita Gray  (EP Dutton)                                         2005

Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten 

Joseph Slate  (E P Dutton)                                    2006

Mama’s Milk   

Michael Ross  (Tricycle Press)                               2007

The Pen That Pa Built   

David Edwards  (Tricycle Press)                             2007

The 12 Days of Christmas/

A Pinata for the Pinon Tree

Philemon Sturges  (Little Brown)                           2007

Compost Stew

Mary McKenna Siddals (Tricycle Press)                 2010

Miss Bindergarten and the Secret Bag    

Joseph Slate (Penguin Young Readers Level 2)     2013


Children’s Book Illustration and Design

Julie Cummins, editor (Library of Applied Design)   1992

Raffi’s Top 10 Songs to Read

Raffi (Crown)                                                        1995

Purr… Children’s Book Illustrators Brag About Their Cats

Michael J. Rosen, editor (Harcourt Brace)

1996 The Art of Reading: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of RIF

(Dutton Books)                                                           2005

Robert’s Snow/ Artist’s Snowflakes for Cancer’s Cure

Grace Lin & Robert Mercer (Viking)                         2005

The Art of Reading 2008 Calendar (May)                 2008



Commissioned Artwork

I have been commissioned to create cover and interior artwork for numerous textbook projects by publishers that include Houghton Mifflin, Scott Foresman, D.C. Heath, Peaceable Kingdom Press and Caedmon. I’ve illustrated covers and interior pages for Ladybug and Spider Magazines.


 University Teaching 


Hollins University Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration

Roanoke, VA  Summer 2011-Present

Hollins University Children’s Literature Summer MFA Program

Roanoke, Virginia  Summer 2008

Advanced Children’s Book Illustration UC Berkeley Extension

Spring 2003

Children’s Book Illustration  UC Berkeley Extension

Spring 2002


Conference speeches 1984-present (Selected)


California Reading Association Conferences, Various California cities

California School Library Association Conferences, Various California cities

Northern California Kindergarten and Conference Southern California Kindergarten Conferences, Santa Clara, and Pasadena, California

Colorado Kindergarten Conference Denver, Colorado

I Teach K and I Teach 1st conferences in Florida, Illinois, California

Plum Creek Literacy Festival   Seward, Nebraska

Mazza Summer Institute   Findlay, Ohio

Treehouse Children’s Museum  Ogden, Utah

Charlotte Huck Literary Festival, Redlands, California


Author day visits 1984-present


I have presented thousands of assemblies to students and adults of all ages in schools and public libraries in

California, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.


Gallery and Museum Shows (selected)

  • Original Art Show                                    

Fall, 2012,1994,1993

Society of Illustrators Gallery, New York, New York


  • Goodnight, Hush 

Summer 2011

wirh Clement Hurd, Thacher Hurd, Ruth Sanderson, Tomie De Paola, and Don Freeman

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia


  • Once Upon a Time in Bernal              

March-April, 2010

with Jane Wattenberg, Remy Charlip, Sue Redding, and Molly Bang

Inclusions Gallery  San Francisco, California


  •  Annual Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibitions

December-February 1993, 2001,2011

The Sun Gallery, Hayward, California


  • Once Upon a Book: The Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration 

October-December 2010

with Carl Angel, Lisa Brown, David Carter, Elisha Cooper, Rachel Dillon, Tim Egan, Thacher Hurd,  Elisa Kleven, Jim La Marche, Marissa Moss, Daniel San Souci, Jane Wattenberg

Danville Village Theater Gallery Danville, California


  • Then and Now Shows

Museum of Children’s Art,  Oakland, California


  • Three Illustrators: Works by Published Bay Area Artists 

November/December 1999 

Villa MontalvoSaratoga, California


  • Picture the Words: Children’s Book Illustrations

October-November, 1999

The Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon


  • Once Upon a Time in Vermont: the Children’s Book Illustrations of Ashley Wolff

July-August, 1994

Walter Cerf Gallery at The Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vermont


  • Lasting Impressions: original Art from Contemporary Children’s Books   

December -January, 1988

Hurlburt Gallery, Greenwich Library

Greenwich, Connecticut

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