Signed Books by Ellen Surrey

Vibrant art from a local illustrator and designer!

If you would like a signed and personalized with a name, this takes longer (a couple of weeks). Please pick your book and include the name you would like personalized. 

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*Please note: Requesting a personalization may cause a delay in shipping. Our local authors offer this service at their convenience, which requires working around their schedule. 

This service is only availble through Once Upon A Time, America's Oldest Children's Bookstore. 

About Ellen Surrey:

Ellen Surrey photo provided by author

Ellen Surrey makes her colorful illustrations in sunny Los Angeles. Blending her love of mid-century design and vintage children's books, Ellen enjoys finding beauty in the past and sharing it with a contemporary audience. Her work has appeared in such publications as New York Times, The New Yorker, and Los Angeles Times. She makes her debut with Dolly! You can view more of Ellen's work by visiting

SKU: 9780316324526a
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Ellen's art shines a spotlight on Dolly Parton's power to dream in her bold and bright new picture book biography about the iconic country singer! A great gift for graduation and for fans young and old.

Released 6/7/22

SKU: 9780593643761a
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The eyeglasses tell all in this fun new Little Golden Book biography about Iris Appeal - fashion and style icon!

Released 5/2/23

SKU: 9781623261184a
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A beautiful package of a book that makes a perfect gift for fans of this bold and colorful style. 


SKU: 9798887770420a
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