David Huyck - Illustrator


Raised near Chicago, David grew up half a block from the candy store in one direction, and half a block from the playground in the other. Along with a limitless supply of Legos, cartoons and all genres of books, the resulting high-fructose queasiness is the point source for everything he has made ever since.#In addition to creating his award-winning illustrations, David has been a teacher and a computer programmer, and he has spent countless hours in the laboratory trying to clone a unicorn for his daughter. He keeps trying. He has also been a printmaker, a painter and a sculptor, and he got his quilting mother’s old sewing machine in 2005, which he has used numerous times in his unicorn-cloning experiments.#David loves walking around in the woods almost as much as he loves to draw and make stuff. He lives with his family in Northfield, Minnesota. Twitter: @huyckd


  • That One Spooky Night

    2013 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2013 - Hackmatack's Children's Choice Book Award, , Short-listed

  • Wingmaker

    2022 - Jean Throop Book Award, IODE, Commended

  • Manners Are Not for Monkeys

    2017 - Rainforest of Reading Readers' Choice Award, OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, Winner

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

  • If Kids Ruled the World

    2016 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner

    2015 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice, Winner

    2014 - 2014 OLA Best Bet List for Children, OLA’s Canadian Materials Committee, Winner

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