TINA KüGLER draws and paints with acrylics, bits of old paper, and pixels. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three sons and a cranky bearded dragon named Jabba.


Tina wrote and illustrated SNAIL AND WORM, a collection of easy reader stories about two small friends (2016 Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers). The sequel, SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN, is a 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. SNAIL AND WORM ALL DAY, the third book in the series, will be released fall 2019.

IN MARY’S GARDEN (2015, HMH), written and illustrated by Tina and her husband Carson Kugler, is a biographical picture book about the life and work of Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl.

Tina illustrated THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE (2014) and its sequel, NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016), both written by Leanne Shirtliffe and published by Sky Pony Press.

She spent ten years drawing storyboards in the animation industry for studios such as Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros. She also owned a children’s bookshop and worked in the youth department of a public library. Tina is also a Cub Scout leader and has little to no spare time.

Tina is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary.

Here is Tina’s thank-you video for the 2018 Geisel Honor for SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN.


Q & A:snail_read_poster_WEB

Can you Skype with our class?
Yes, I will do 15 minute Skype visits at no charge. Please email me at tina@snailandworm.com for details.
Here is a really awesome checklist for a successful Skype visit!

If our class writes to you, will you write back?
Yes, I am in the process of getting a P.O. Box for Snail Mail. Stay tuned for updates!

Say, how can I get this completely amazing 8.5×14″ poster, pictured here, for my classroom or library?
Just ask for one! Drop me a line at tina@snailandworm.com.



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