Byron Eggenschwiler - Illustrator


Byron Eggenschwiler is an illustrator whose work has appeared on book covers, posters and in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, GQ, the National Post and O, The Oprah Magazine. His work has received awards including those from Communication Arts, American Illustration and the National Magazine Awards.#Byron often takes inspiration from folktales and children’s books for his work, but Beastly Puzzles is his first real adventure into the world of children’s books. This year he completed his first young adult graphic novel, which is coming out soon as well. He lives in Calgary, Canada, with his wife and two cats, one spotted and one scaredy.~Instagram: @byronegg


  • Polar

    2023 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award, California Reading Association, Honor Book

    2023 - Best Informational Books for Older Readers of 2023, The Chicago Public Library, Winner

    2023 - NCTE Orbis Pictus Award (Nonfiction), National Council of Teachers of English, Recommended

    2024 - Top 10 OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association (OLA), Joint Winner

    2024 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Long-Listed

    2023 - Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Awards, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), Long-Listed

  • The Strangest Thing in the Sea

    2023 - Delaware Diamonds Award, Diamond State Reading Association, Short-Listed

    2023 - Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

    2021 - Blueberry Honor Book, Evanston Public Library, Honor Book

  • Beastly Puzzles

    2021 - Rocky Mountain Book Award, Hackmatack, Commended

    2020 - Hackmatack Children`s Choice Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Winner

    2020 - Information Book Award, Maine Library Association, Commended

    2020 - Maine Student Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Commended

    2020 - Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children`s Non-Fiction, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Commended

    2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Ontario Library Association, Winner

    2019 - OLA Best Bets, , Winner

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