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The Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide

There are lots of children’s book illustrators who sell their work online, but I’ve never seen a good place to browse a whole slew of them in one sitting (although this post over at Pink Me has a batch). Since I’m posting my annual Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide soon, I thought it would be nice to put together a guide that people could actually use. Basically, it’s a feeble attempt to tip the Karma scales back in my favor, while alerting you to some cool gift ideas.

Many thanks to Debbie Ridpath Ohi (who has also posted an excellent list: click here to see it) for her help with this post. Oh, and this isn’t a comprehensive list – let me hear about what I missed in the comments.


American Library Association Store

Artists: Ezra Jack Keats, Marla Frazee, Doreen Cronin, and many more

Allen, Rick

Books: Winter Bees, Dark Emperor

Azarian, Mary

Books: Snowflake Bentley, Darwin


Bean, Jonathan

Books: Building Our House, Big Snow

Becker, Aaron

Books: Journey, Quest


Biggs, Brian

Books: Everything Goes, Frank Einstein

Blackall, Sophie

Books: The Baby Tree, The Mighty LaLouche

Bowen, Betsy

Books: Tracks in the Wild, A Wild Neighborhood

Boynton, Sandra

Books: Moo, Baa, La La La, The Going to Bed Book

Brown, Calef

Books: Boy Wonders, We Go Together!


Brown, Peter

Books: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Creepy Carrots


Carle, Eric

Books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud

Carlson, Nancy

Books: Sometimes You Barf, First Grade Here I Come!

Castillo, Lauren

Books: Melvin and the Boy, Nana in the City

Charles, Joan

Books: Lost in Lexicon, The Ice Castle

Chrustowski, Rick

Books: Turtle Crossing, Blue Sky Bluebird

Collier, Bryan

Books: Dave the Potter, Rosa


DePaola, Tomie

Books: Strega Nona, Jack

Denos, Julia

Books: Dotty, I Had a Favorite Dress


Faulkner, Matt

Books: Gaijin: American Prisoner of War, Thank You, Sarah


Forshay, Christina

Books: The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare, Goodnight Baseball

Frasier, Debra

Books: On the Day You Were Born


Hawkes, Kevin

Books: Weslandia, Library Lion

Hendrix, John

Books: Shooting at the Stars, John Brown: His Fight for Freedom



Idle, Molly

Books: Flora and the Flamingo, Tea Rex

Ipcar, Dahlov

Books: The Wonderful Egg, I Like Animals


Oliver Jeffers

Books: Stuck, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy


Klassen, John

Books: This Is Not My Hat, I Want My Hat Back

Krommes, Beth

Books: Blue on Blue, The House in the Night


Lin, Grace

Books: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Starry River of the Sky

Leung, Hilary

Books: Ninja, Cowboy, Bear


Live in a Story 

Artists: Arree Chung, Brian Won, Jannie Ho


Martin, Emily Winfield

Books: Dream Animals

McGehee, Claudia

Books: A Woodland Counting Book

Minor, Wendell

Books: Sequoia, Galápagos George


Nelson, Kadir

Books: We Are the Ship, Baby Bear


OHora, Zachariah

Books: No Fits, Nilson!, Stop Snoring, Bernard!


Pizzoli, Greg

Books: The Watermelon Seed, Number One Sam


Raff, Anna

Books: World Rat Day

Ransome, James

Books: Sky Boys, This is the Rope

Robinson, Christian

Books: Rain!, Gaston

Roman, Dave

Books: Astronaut Academy


Stead, Philip & Erin

Books: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Bear Has a Story to Tell

Stoop, Naoko

Books: Red Knit Cap Girl, Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue

Swarmer, Kristina

Books: Good People Everywhere, The Mitten String


Tavares, Matt

Books: Mudball, Becoming Babe Ruth

Telgemeier, Raina

Books: Smile, Sisters


Van Dusen, Chris

Books: Circus Ship, If I Built a Car


White, Lee

Books: Ducks Don’t Wear Socks, Sophie’s Fish

Wohnoutka, Mike

Books: Jack’s House, Moo

Johanna Wright

Books: Orchestra Pit, Bunnies on Ice


Yoo, Taeeun

Books: Only a Witch Can Fly, The Little Red Fish


Zahares, Wade

Books: Pony Island, Lucky Jake

Zollars, Jamie

Books: Not in Room 204, Inside the Slidy Diner


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. John Hendrix gets me to where I need to be. http://store.johnhendrix.com/category/prints-posters

    Klassen: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/artist/jon_klassen

    Unshelved.com has some nifty posters.

    And the ALA store is currently at rock star status http://www.alastore.ala.org/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=234

  2. Hi! This is a fun list. Here’s one more. It has prints from illustrations from my picture books. As you can see, I love nature!



    Rick Chrustowski

  3. GREAT resource! Thank you for compiling all of these websites. It’s something I’ve looked for in the past, and something I plan to use in the future!

  4. Here’s a couple more:

    Mary Azarian: http://www.maryazarian.com/products.html
    Bryan Collier: http://www.bryancollier.com/gallery.php

    Thanks much for the list….Carolyn

  5. Thanks! Also: Anna Raff (illustrator of World Rat Day) has some wonderful gifts at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/annaraff

  6. This is awesome.

    Chris Van Dusen sells online: http://www.chrisvandusen.com/prints

  7. The marvelous Betsy Bowen!

  8. Wendell Minor is amazing. Beautiful glimpse at our world!

  9. These Maine Illustrators would be great additions to this post:

    Dahlov Ipcar: http://www.exitfive.com/dahlov/prints.html

    Kevin Hawkes: http://www.kevinhawkes.com/home.htm

    Wade Zahares: http://www.zahares.com

    Matt Travares: http://www.matttavares.com/shop.html (scroll down for prints)

  10. Travis Jonker says

    Thanks for sharing all these links I didn’t include! Once I get a chance, I’ll add them to the post.

  11. Allison Jackson says

    This is great! Thanks for compiling the list, Travis!

  12. This is great! Thanks!

  13. Great idea, Greg! Thank you!

    I have an Anna Raff. LOVE. IT. It feels very NYC to have rat art.

    FYI: Blackall, Castillo and Pizzoli all donated art to save our little diverse public school’s library a few years back, and I hope everyone will support them for being mensches. Other artists who pitched in with donations of their work to The Neighborhood School Save-the-Library auction AND who have sites I could find where they sell work: Calef Brown (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CalefBrown), Maira Kalman (http://www.saulgallery.com/artists/maira-kalman/limited-prints), Beth Krommes (http://www.bethkrommes.com/wood-engraving), Kristina Swarner (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kristina14?ref=pr_shop_more), Raina Telgemeier (http://goraina.com/store.html), Dave Roman (http://yaytime.com/store/), and Jaime Zollars (https://www.etsy.com/shop/jaimezollars).

  14. Great idea, Travis!

    Wendell Minor prints: http://www.minorart.com/paypal.html
    All images from his children’s picture books (including those not
    seen on the website) are available upon request.

  15. Hi! Thanks so much for compiling this list, it’s great to see all the awesome work out there! And thanks for including Lee White (my hubbie!) Here’s a couple more children’s book artists to add to the list: Johanna Wright (www.etsy.com/shop/johannawright) and David Hohn (http://www.davidhohn.com/). Thanks again! Lisa

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  17. Great post, it is always interesting to discover new styles of illustrations!

  18. gaaaah, i am aware that your name is Travis! i was thinking OOH OOH ADD GREG PIZZOLI OOH OOH ADD GREG PIZZOLI. brain fart. i’m sorry!

  19. Great list.
    Rather cheekily…HERE IS MY ETSY SHOP….https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JaneCabreraArt

    Thank you
    Jane Cabrera