Claire Alexander

Claire Alexander is an author/illustrator based in North London. She received a BA in Painting and Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, and then she studied Illustration at Putney School of Art. She teaches courses in writing and illustrating picture books
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Nabi H. Ali

Nabi H. Ali is a Tamil-American illustrator who enjoys creating diverse works that showcase an array of cultures and peoples. His interest in illustrative works started when he realized he could help create representation in the arts and in media for minorities, and he is
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Barbara Bakos

Barbara Bakos has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has worked as an art director and a character and background designer for a television series, but she always knew that she wanted to spend more time as an illustrator. She now
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Lance Balchin

Lance Balchin is a photographer who takes images of laboratory equipment and reconstructs it, layer by layer, into mechanical life forms. He lives in Australia.

Hannah Baldwin

Hannah Baldwin is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living in sunny West Sussex with their partner and their mischievous cat Brian. They specialize in layout and design for print. Hannah loves helping people bring their ideas to life in interesting and creative ways. They
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Barroux studied photography, art, sculpture, and architecture in France at the famous École Estienne and École Boule. He went on to work as an art director in Paris and Montreal. While in Montreal, Barroux began illustrating by creating linocut images, and he is now well
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Agnese Baruzzi

Agnese Baruzzi has been working as an illustrator and has been publishing children’s books since 2001 in several countries around the world. She collaborates with advertising agencies and leads workshops for kids in schools and libraries. She currently lives in Bologna, Italy.


Beach loves drawing animals. His grandfather had a pet lion called Leonard, but he had to let him go after he tried to eat the mailman.

Duncan Beedie

Duncan Beedie is a freelance illustrator and animator based in Bristol, England. He has worked in animation on a diverse series of projects for British television and web clients. When not hunched over a graphics tablet, he likes to go out and about with his dog, Ivor, and attempt
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Jennifer A. Bell

Jennifer A. Bell is an illustrator whose work can be found on greeting cards, magazines, and in over two dozen children’s books. She studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art & Design before becoming a children’s book illustrator. She lives in Minnesota with
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Valentina Belloni

Valentina Belloni is an illustrator from Cuneo, a small town near Turin, Italy. She studied juvenile illustration at the European Institute of Design in Turin. She is also the illustrator of Butterfly’s Surprise, a lift-the-flap book on our Spring 2016 list.

Georgie Birkett

Georgie Birkett is the author / illustrator of numerous books for children, including Teddy Picnic, A is for Apple, and 123 Count with Me. She lives in England.

Tracy Bishop

Tracy Bishop is a children’s illustrator living in San Jose, CA. She juggles working as an illustrator with being a wife and mom. In her past life, Tracy has been a bookseller, graphic designer, and a web developer. Mixing digital art with traditional watercolors and
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Allison Black

Allison Black is an illustrator specializing in cute and colorful creations. Her books include Go, Girls, Go!, Pirate Jack Gets Dressed, and Barnyard Boogie! Besides making art, Allison enjoys gardening, traveling, eating sweet treats, and going for walks. She loves animals and bugs and shares
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Migy Blanco

Migy Blanco was born in Salford, England. He went to university in London, and then spent ten years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After moving to Buenos Aires he was surrounded by the vibrancy and color of South America and developed a bold, magical, and
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Aaron Blecha

Aaron Blecha was raised by a school of giant squids in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He works as an artist and animator designing toys, making cartoons and illustrating for clients such as Disney, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishing and Cartoon Network.

J. Bone

J. Bone jumped into the comic book industry in 1999 with the publication of Solar Stella, for which he received an Eisner Award nomination. He’s perhaps best known for his work on The Spirit and The New Frontier for DC Comics, and two issues of Spider-Man: Tangled Web for Marvel Comics. Most
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Rosie Butcher

Rosie Butcher is an illustrator living in East Yorkshire, England and enjoys working with traditional materials like watercolors and pastels. Her illustrations and working habits are also influenced by history, historical figures and scientific phenomenon; particularly Astronomy. She also gets a great deal of inspiration
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Robbie Cathro

Robbie Cathro is an illustrator and storyteller living in Bristol, UK, where he creates fun and lively work. He loves bright colors, limited palettes, atmospheric textures, and layered characters, all of which are inspired from the animation he loves, the folktales he reads, and the small
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Célia Chauffrey

Célia Chauffrey is a children’s book illustrator who was born and raised in a suburb of Paris. After studying literature, she trained to become a graphic designer at Émile Cohl art school in Lyon, France. Célia has illustrated several books that have been published in Europe.

Jennifer Churchman

Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist and business consultant who’s loved telling stories all her life. John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made
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John Churchman

John Churchman is an artist, photographer, and farmer who brings stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have
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Josh Cleland

Josh Cleland is an illustrator working out of his home studio just outside of Portland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife, Rayna. You will find his work in various children’s magazines, including Highlights and Storytime, and in other media such as greeting cards, websites,
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Alisa Coburn

Alisa Coburn is an illustrator and designer who lives with her family in Melbourne, Australia. She loves to draw and color as much as she did when she was a little “piglet,” and she can’t believe that she gets to do this for a living. She first began
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Jean Claude

Jean Claude is a self-taught illustrator from the UK currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He lives with his partner and child, and their (slightly) overweight cat. When he’s not drawing he loves making ceramics in a local studio, visiting the botanical gardens, and
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