Click on the book cover below to discover activities related to that book and to others as well.

Seeker of Knowledge cover

The following books have curriculum guide books for parents & teachers. Click here to see the guides.
Tutu's Quilt cover
Cloudmakers cover
Island below the Star
From the Good Mountain cover





Dear Reader,


Thank you for coming to my site.

I have written a lot of books. I hope that you will read some of them.

You will find something special in each book. There are even secrets for you to discover. 

My books don't have a lot of words, but have much to offer. They are what I would call "illustrated poems."

The most important thing about my books is that they will lead you to other books. They will take you on a journey. They will introduce you to amazing individuals, and they will brighten your world.

Do you want to become a writer?

Do you want to become an illustrator?

If you’ve answered yes, you’ve come to the right place——and I’m glad you are here.


                   James Rumford


P.S. If you would like to know more, you can click here or you can go to my blog about writing and illustrating children's books, which is called



Click on any one of the book covers below to find out how I wrote or illustrated that book.
how I illustrated & wrote Beowulf:

Beowulf cover

how I write a fable:

Tiger and Turtle cover

how I illustrated these:

Rain School CoverChuva de Manga

how I wrote these:

Cloudmakers coverNine Animals coverIsland below the Star

how I write a biography:

Seeker of Knowledge coverSequoyah cover

how I used the computer to illustrate these books:

Silent Music CoverFrom the Good Mountain coverTiger and Turtle cover