Presenting: Melissa IWAI

Melissa Iwai received her BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Now she's a Brooklynite and has illustrated many picture books.

Melissa's books include: Truck Stop, Viking 2013, Hush Little Monster, Simon and Schuster 2012, * Soup Day, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, 2010; STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews * Green as a Bean, Laura Geringer Books/Harper Collins, 2007;STARRED REVIEW, Publisher's Wkly,,* Night Shift Daddy, Hyperion 2000. Melissa's book, Toolbox Twins, was included on the 2007 BEST CHILDRENS BOOKS OF THE YEAR list as well as the 2007 KANSAS STATE READING CIRCLE RECOMMENDED LIST.

Other books illustrated by Melissa Iwai include: * Gramps and the Fire Dragon, Clarion 2001 * Chanukah Lights Everywhere, Harcourt 2001, * Big Bad Wolf, Scholastic 2002 (Children's Book Council 2003 Children's Choice Book) * B is for Bulldozer, Harcourt 2003 - Book of the Month selection * Snuggle Mountain, Clarion 2003 (Children's Crown Gallery Award 2006 and Bank Street Best Book in 2004) * Good Night Engines, Clarion 2003 - Gold Oppenheim Book Award * The Great Stroller Adventure, Scholastic 2004.