Mike Lowery - Illustrator


Mike Lowery is an artist living in Atlanta, Georgia, with a beautiful German lady named Katrin and his incredible genius daughter, Allister. Mike’s work has been seen on everything from greeting cards to children’s books to gallery walls all over the world, and he is Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta. He lives in an atomic ranch house surrounded by trees, where he likes to draw little animals in party hats and other silly stuff.~His illustration clients include: Digitas, Hallmark, Simon & Schuster, Bilingual Readers (Madrid), Random House, Walker Books for Young Readers, Nick Jr. Magazine, Galison/Mudpuppy, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Viking, Macmillan, American Greetings, Disney and Kids Can Press, as well as many graphic design and advertising agencies. He has been featured and interviewed in the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, and a few years ago he showed 16 of his tiny drawings in a show in Beijing.


  • The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team

    2019 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, Listed

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

  • The Way Downtown

    2018 - Bank Street College, Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner

  • A Squiggly Story

    2018 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2018 - PICTURE THIS Recommendation List, WSRA Children’s Literature Committee, Listed

    2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2017 - CLEL Bell Award, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, Commended

    2017 - Teachers' Choices Reading List, International Literacy Association, Winner

    2016 - Best Picture Books of 2016, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

  • The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten

    2015 - Blue Spruce, Forest of Reading, Winner

    2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner

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

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