DURGA YAEL BERNHARD

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DURGA YAEL BERNHARD is the illustrator and designer of numerous children's books, including fiction and non-fiction, natural science titles, Jewish-themed books, and multicultural concept books.  She is also the author of eight of her titles.  Durga brings a variety of influences to her work, including a strong grounding in rhythm and design, and a deep love of African culture, Eastern and Western religion, and the natural world.

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  • Award-Winning Finalist in the "Children's Religious" category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards - The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin

  • PW Starred Review - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • The American Folklore Society, Aesop Accolade Award 2014 - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Middle East Book Awards, Honorable Mention 2014 Picture Book Category - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • USA Best Book Awards, Finalist in the Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Category 2014 - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Winner of the Sydney Taylor Award 2014 - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • National Jewish Book Council finalist 2014 - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Tablet Magazine, One of the Best Jewish Books of 2014 - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Star Review in Jewish Book World - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Winner of the 2014 Storytelling Award for young listeners - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Skipping Stones Honor book in Multicultural & International Books division - Never Say a Mean Word Again

  • Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies by the Children's Book Council - While You Were Sleeping

  • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists - A Ride on Mother’s Back

  • Best Children's Bug Book (Young Entomologists Society - Dragonfly

  • Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies by the Children's Book Council - Green Bible Stories for Children

  • Winner of the Pennsylvania Please Touch Museum's annual Book Award - In the Fiddle is A Song

  • Child Magazine's Best Books of 2006 - In the Fiddle is A Song

  • NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies - Spotted Eagle & Black Crow

  • American Folklore Society Aesop Award - The Girl Who Wanted to Hunt: A Siberian tale



Books Published

Client list:

Harcourt Brace/Gulliver Books
Penguin/Putnam
Chronicle Books
Orchard Books
Harper SanFrancisco
Pearson Scott Foresman
McGraw Hill
Anchor Wallace Publishing
Brown Publishing Network
Hampton Brown Publishing
Holiday House
Stackpole Books
Walker Books & Co.
Hudson River Revival Clearwater Festival
United Church of Christ
Hamilton College
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
The Center for Adoption
Mothering Magazine
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Narada Records
Amber Lotus Publishing
Mother Tongue Ink
Ashtree Publishing
Pomegranate Artbooks
Midwives Alliance of North America
Fareta School of African Dance
And Baby Magazine
Bread Alone Bakery
Sunflower Natural Foods
Spider Magazine
JourneyIntoBirth.com
Pronk Associates
Generation Challenge Program
Shalom Mountain Retreat Center
Yeowon Media, Korea
Harcourt Educational
Wilkinson Studios