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“Izzy Does It” Activity book is done!

Written by Annabelle Harvey, Illustrated by Christina Allen

Special Izzy Poem by Poet Laureate of Maryland, Michael Glaser!

Many of the original Artwork from my five published books are available for sale, as archival framed original watercolor paintings.

Oscar” the Terrapin, watercolor for Hot-Off-the-Press book “Izzy Does It; A PTLT Activity Book

Izzy Book is done!!!  $5.00 each (all profit to benefit the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust)

Izzy (cover illustration for the new “Izzy Does It” PTLT Activity Book

Current Book In-the-Works:  “Little Red’s First Snow”, Written by Glenn E. Miller, Illustrated by Christina Allen

To be published 2019

One of the paintings for the upcoming book “Little Red’s First Snow”


“Don’t Mess with Fluffy!!”

An Exhibitionat the North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD, of all the original Sunflower Squirrel Paintings, from newly released children’s book…plus cats and rabbits…all things Fluffy!

“The Sunflower Squirrel” NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Written by Laara C Oakes,

Illustrated by Christina Allen

 $18.00, plus $2.50 S&H

After a long and cold winter, Mrs. Squirrel overhears her friends talk about how hard they had to search for food to survive. Mrs. Squirrel has a plan. She enlists the help of her friends, Mouse, Blue Jay, and Cardinal. “If you’ll help me . . . I promise you’ll be rewarded. . .” But will these four friends succeed in carrying out that plan before the coming winter . . .
Filled with warmth and generosity, The Sunflower Squirrel is a beautifully illustrated and charming story about friendship, teamwork and trust.
The Sunflower Squirrel will be available SEPTEMBER 2018 for purchase. $18.00, 8 1/2″ X 11″ hardcover, 32 fully illustrated color pages (Go to Corn Crib Studio to purchase books directly today!)

  from Becky on September 4, 2018 Excited to share this book with my family and friends. The Sunflower Squirrel is a good story and the illustrations keep your interest as you read aloud to children. The illustrations have such good variety and interesting composition. You want to keep turning pages to see what happens next to the squirrel and the… See your full review

Three new books on the horizon!

I am committing myself to illustrating and publishing THREE new books in the next 18 months!  I have never been one to shy away from thinking big.  And I do finish what I start. I have been given some wonderful manuscripts that inspire me.  So look here at this website or at www.CornCribPublishing.comfor more to come!


“Sara’s Flock” 4″x 6″ original watercolor(SOLD) (also available as art postcards $.50/each)

Here are some of the other original watercolors (and available as coloring postcards too!)  These are all small 8″ x 10″ framed paintings.

“Bushwood MD Farm” watercolor (also available as a coloring postcard)  SOLD

“Mocha Lamb” watercolor (also available as a coloring postcard) SOLD

“A Farmer’s Alphabet” won the 2016 National Bronze Evergreen Medalfor (all ages groups of books) for Nature Conservation

It ALSO has won the Silver Moonbeam Award for children’s books!

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My latest illustrated children’s book “A Farmer’s Alphabet”, written by Charles Long, illustrated by Christina Allen.  Published by Corn Crib Publishing.  Get your signed copy today at the special author’s price of $18.00, plus S&H

WINNER of The Indie Award for Excellence in Children’s Books, non-fiction!

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“A Micro-Chip on My Shoulder
Written and Illustrated by Christina Allen
$10.00 Soft Cover 

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$18.00 Hard Cover, published by Corn Crib Publishing

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Released by Corn Crib Publishing!!!!  The e-book of“A Micro-Chip On My Shoulder”!!!

$1.99 Kindle edition:    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Micro-Chip+On+My+Shoulder

“Momma Tree”, Illustrated by Christina Allen, written by Charles Long

WON The National “Mom’s Choice” Gold Awardin Children’s Books!

AND, also, winner of The Gold National Moonbeam Awardin 2015!

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Christina Allen lives in southern Maryland on a sustainable homestead with her husband Frank, cat Kiba, flock of sheep, rare Jersey Buff heritage turkeys, and heritage chickens.  She has been a professional artist for 37 years and is an avid handweaver, spinner, and knitter also.

Both Christina and her husband are serious gardeners (Frank for over 60 years and Christina for about 35 years), so plants, trees, and flowers are an important part of their life and her artwork. They practice sustainable gardening and raise much of their own food on their farm using organic techniques.

She can be found most days in working in her Corn Crib Studio. She has illustrated 3 children’s books. “A Micro-Chip on my Shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult” written and illustrated by Christina Allen. “Momma Tree” was written by Charles Long and illustrated by Christina. It was published internationally by Dragon Tree Press.  And, “A Farmer’s Alphabet” written by Charles Long, Illustrated by Christina Allen, and published by Corn Crib Publishing.

Christina’s micro-publishing company called “Corn Crib Publishing” published “A Micro-Chip On My Shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult” internationally, as a hardcover.  AND it has been released as an ebook for Kindle!!   (Look for it on Amazon.)

Christina got her BFA from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI and her Master’s from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

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  Original watercolor from “Momma-Tree” book

See  more original art on my Artworks page…

See what’s happening On the Farm

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My Newest illustrated book, “A Farmer’s Alphabet“, written by Charles Long and illustrated by me, Christina Allen, is printed and is available!  The special author’s signed price is $18.00 (plus tax and S&H), hardcover.

See review by Airplanes and Dragonflies blogspot

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A Micro-Chip on My Shoulder; A True Story of a Little Poult“, Written and Illustrated by Christina Allen, Winner of The Indie Award for Excellence in Children’s Books, Non-fiction.   Now as a Kindle ebook $1.99:

Look for Kindle version on Amazon.

NOW released as a hardcover edition by Corn Crib Publishing!  $18.00, signed by the author/illustrator

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