Felicia Hoshino Illustration
    AVAILABLE NOW! Juna and Appa

    AVAILABLE NOW! Juna and Appa

    Written by Jane Park
    Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino
    Published by Lee & Low Books (May 2022)

    Learn more about illustrating Juna and Appa.

    where to buy

    Available at your local bookstores, online stores and Lee & Low Books

    read more...

    Illustrating Juna and Appa

    Illustrating Juna and Appa

    Despite being isolated in the art-making corner of my home and never meeting face to face, illustrating children’s books is a very collaborative effort. I would not be able to do what I do without the feedback, insight and generous patience of the editor, art director and of course the author. Thank you Jessica Echeverria of Lee & Low Books, David Neuhaus of NeuStudio and Jane Park for making Juna and Appa (and Juna’s Jar) the best it could be. Needless to say, having the support of a loving partner and two teens picking up on neglected household chores when mom’s MIA is also an essential part of this whole book illustrating business. Oh and… coffee.

    read more...

    AVAILABLE NOW! A Place for Harvest: The Story of Kenny Higashi

    AVAILABLE NOW! A Place for Harvest: The Story of Kenny Higashi

    Available now!
    Written by Lauren R. Harris
    Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino
    Published by South Dakota Historical Society Press (April 2022)

    where to buy…

    Available at your local bookstores, online stores, and South Dakota Historical Society Press.

    read more...

    A Place for Harvest : A Shared History

    A Place for Harvest : A Shared History

    Although I did not grow up in Spearfish, Kenny’s family and my family share a past. 

    read more...

    A Place for Harvest : Road Trip to Spearfish, Kenny's Hometown

    A Place for Harvest : Road Trip to Spearfish, Kenny’s Hometown

    While in South Dakota promoting the book A Place for Harvest, my Sunday morning flight home is cancelled. With the next flight not leaving until Tuesday, I decide to make the most of my time and drive an hour up to revisit Spearfish, Kenny’s hometown. Jennifer McIntyre and Dedra Birzer of South Dakota Historical Society Press think it would be a good chance to visit the spots depicted in the book. So after double-checking that road and weather conditions look good, off I go… I love a road trip!

    read more...

    Chelsea Clinton Reads "Juna's Jar!"

    Chelsea Clinton Reads “Juna’s Jar!”

    Author Jane Park and I are honored that Juna’s Jar was selected to be read-aloud by Chelsea Clinton. 

    Click here to watch the Reading Inspires Webcast! 

    read more...

    Homepage Content

    HOMEPAGE

    hi there…

    I’m Felicia Hoshino, an illustrator, graphic and book designer in San Francisco. I look forward to hearing from you with your latest children’s book story, editorial illustration assignment, commissioned portrait request or just a hello.

    books

    Here are the books I’ve illustrated including the latest, Juna and Appa by Jane Park and A Place for Harvest, The Story of Kenny Higashi  by Lauren R. Harris. Plus Japanese bilingual books Sora and the Cloud and the award winning A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, honored with the Jane Addams Peace Award. View inside spreads, sketch phases, links to online interviews and more.
    view more…

    illustrations

    Some of these illustrations are from my sketchbook using pen and colored pencils. I’ve been published in magazines such as Cricket and Ladybug. I also enjoy designing and illustrating posters, cards and various other printed materials.
    view more…

    portraits

    Working from a photograph, I can create a unique illustration of the little loved one(s) in your life. Offered in two sizes 5″x7″ or 8″x10″ the portrait can also be turned into a wonderful greeting card!
    view more…