Drew Shannon - Illustrator

Biography

Drew Shannon was born and raised in London, Ontario. After graduating high school, Drew went to the Bealart immersive art education program at H. B. Beal Secondary School. From there, he completed the illustration program at Sheridan College and earned a bachelor of arts. Shortly after moving to Toronto, Drew got his first regular illustration job, with the Globe and Mail. Since then, he’s had the pleasure of working with companies such as the CBC, Reader’s Digest, the Walrus, the Washington Post, NPR and more. He co-created a young adult graphic novel with his friend and writing partner, Nathan Page, called The Montague Twins. Drew lives in Toronto with his cat, Ripley.~Instagram: @bonyfingers

Awards

  • This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

    2022 - Red Cedar Book Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed

    2022 - Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

    2021 - Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, The Canadian Children`s Book Centre, Finalist

    2020 - Best Informational Books for Older Readers of 2020, Chicago Public Library, Winner

    2020 - Books of the Year: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner

    2020 - Children`s Book Award, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, Short-listed

    2020 - Middle-Grade Nonfiction Award, Cybils Awards, Finalist

  • Out of the Ice

    2020 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice Awards, Short-listed

    2019 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2019 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Short-listed

    2018 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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