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Chuck Groenink

Biography

Chuck Groenink

Chuck was born in 1982 in an overgrown village somewhere among the moors and peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands. Where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading and cycling a lot. All activities he still regularly practices.
He attended the Artez institute of visual arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of illustration in 2004. After traversing the country a couple of times with all his belongings, he left the Netherlands in october 2010 and is now living in Portland, Oregon.
He's represented by Stephen Barr of Writers House.

Chuck Groenink

Books by Chuck Groenink

by Kat Yeh and Chuck Groenink - Animals , Children's 3-6, Friendship

Little Hedgehog is very lonely. But then she overhears passersby talking about something that gives her hope-something called a Friend Ship! 

Written by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Chuck Groenink - Children's 4-7, Picture

Once upon a time, there was a nice boy and his name was Gideon. He lived in a nice house, and he had nice parents and lots of toys. But Gideon wasn't satisfied. He wanted to be a hero. You know, a hero, with his name on the front page of the newspaper. That sort of thing. So how does anyone get to be a hero, anyway? Heroes have to be strong. Heroes have to be brave. Heroes have to be clever. Don't they? 

Written by Evan Kuhlman and illustrated by Chuck Groenink - Children's 3-7, Picture

Hank is a pill bug with a busy life --- for a pill bug, that is. His daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard. And when day is done, Hank likes nothing better than returning home to his cozy rock.

Written by Elizabeth Bram with illustrations by Chuck Groenink - Children's, Picture

Why have a lemonade stand when you can have a story stand? That’s what Rufus, a boy with a big imagination, decides. And once he’s in business, he starts creating little gems for his friends and family. 

written by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Chuck Groenink - Picture, Poetry

"December 1: White envelopes float / from my overfilled mailbox— / December's first storm." You know that Santa can fly a sleigh, squeeze down chimneys, and circle the globe in a night. But did you know that another of his talents is writing haiku? These twenty-five short poems—composed by Santa himself—give you a peek into life at the North Pole as the December days tick down to Christmas. See the hustle and bustle of the elves' workshop, feel the serenity of moonlight on fresh snow, and find out how Santa and Mrs. Claus keep busy as Santa's big night draws near.