presenting:  m e l i s s a  I W A I


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: Thirty Minutes Over Oregon, Clarion, 2018 (An Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction 2019,  A Junior Library Guild Selection, A Texas Topaz 2019 Nonfiction Reading List Selection, 2018 Freeman Book Award Honorary Mention, The Colonial Dames of America Young Readers Book Award), Pizza Day, Henry Holt, 2017 (2018 Kansas NEA Reading Circle Master List), I'll Hug You More, Sourcebooks 2017, Noah Noah, What Do You See? Harper Collins 2017, Let's Go to the Hardware Store, Henry Holt 2016, My Snow Globe, Scholastic 2016, Truck Stop, Viking 2013: 2014 Bank Street Library Best Book, 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 CHILDREN'S 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.