Josée Bisaillon - Illustrator


As a young girl, Josée loved drawing cats and houses. She really enjoyed school and always returned home full of stories to tell (and, of course, to draw!). She liked being in the classroom so much that she pursued her education all the way to university, where she studied graphic design. It was there that she fell in love with illustration.#Since that time, with scissors and brushes in hand, Josée has illustrated more than 30 picture books. She also illustrates for magazines and newspapers.#Josée lives just outside of Montreal with her family, their hairless cat and many characters she created.


  • The Boreal Forest

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

    2021 - Best Children’s Books List, Bank Street College, Winner

    2021 - Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Honour Book

    2021 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Winner

    2021 - Top 10 Sustainability Themed Children`s Books, Sustainability Roundtable of the American Library Association, Winner

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

    2020 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

  • Poem in My Pocket

    2022 - Texas 2x2 Reading List, Texas Library Association, Winner

    2023 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, , Short-Listed

  • Leap!

    2018 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2017 - Best Picture Books of 2017, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

  • Eat, Leo! Eat!

    2016 - CCBC Choices List, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner

    2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

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