Claudia Dávila - Author/Illustrator


In a world that’s becoming ever more digitized, Claudia Dávila remains a believer and appreciator of books you can hold in your hand. She writes, illustrates and designs books for kids of all ages, with stories and themes that encourage children to be strong, thoughtful, compassionate and responsible people.#Claudia is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According To Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband and daughter.


  • ThunderBoom

    2023 - NCTE Charlotte Huck Award (Fiction), National Council of Teachers of English, Recommended

    2024 - The Egghead, the Doug Wright Award for Best Kids’ Book, The Doug Wright Awards Foundation, Nominated

  • Child Soldier

    2018 - Non-Fiction Award, Grand Canyon Reader Awards, Commended

    2017 - Golden Oak Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2017 - Red Maple Non-Fiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner

    2016 - 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award, Canadian Library Association, Commended

    2016 - 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, YALSA, Commended

    2016 - 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Commended

    2016 - ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2016 (Older Readers), American Library Association, Commended

    2016 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2016 - Best Publication for Kids, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Commended

    2016 - Honor Book, Skipping Stones, Winner

    2016 - Information Book Award - Honour Book, Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada, Winner

    2016 - Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Fleck Family Foundation, Commended

    2016 - The Dragon Award, The Joe Shuster Awards, Commended

    2015 - Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Winner

  • Super Red Riding Hood

    2016 - Blue Spruce Honour Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner

  • Change It!

    2007 - Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

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