Kim Smith - Illustrator


Kim Smith is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of over 30 picture books, including Boxitects; Builder Brothers: Big Plans; the Pop Classics picture book adaptations of such popular films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Home Alone, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; and the Ice Chips chapter book series. In addition to illustrating picture books, Kim has also worked on children’s video games, puzzles, animation, 3D displays, posters and magazines. Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta.~Facebook: @KimIllustration~Twitter: @Kimdraws~Instagram: @kimillustration


  • Whales to the Rescue

    2023 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Long-Listed

    2023 - Land of Enchantment Book Award, New Mexico Youth, Nominated

  • Bringing Back the Wolves

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

    2021 - 2021 Magnolia Book Awards, Mississippi Children's Museum, Short-listed

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

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

    2021 - Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens List, Capitol Choices, Winner

    2021 - Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine, Winner

    2020 - Best Kids Books of the Year, New York Public Library, Winner

    2020 - Best Middle Grade Books of 2020, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

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

    2020 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children`s Book Awards, California Reading Association, Honor Book

  • The Ghost and Max Monroe, Case #3

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

  • The Ghost and Max Monroe, Case #2

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

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

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