Scot Ritchie - Author/Illustrator


Scot Ritchie is an award-winning author and illustrator. He has worked with the National Film Board of Canada and been a judge for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration.#Scot grew up with one creative parent and one encouraging parent. He is convinced this is a recipe for success because he’s spent his life creating things, being fairly sure he knows what he’s doing – but never entirely sure. When you’re not entirely sure, you’re probably learning or trying harder.#Growing up in the port city of Vancouver, Scot had a curiosity about the world. He has been able to marry his passion for bookmaking with his passion for travel. Even before the internet, Scot would pack up his mini office and work from places as far afield as Chania in Crete, Berlin, Honolulu and a seventeenth-century stable in Amsterdam. Scot has been told this gives his work a wider appeal. Scot currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.#Scot’s books have been translated into many languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, Korean and Russian.#He draws on paper then scans the ink line into his computer where the coloring is done. He is especially proud of his Exploring Our Community series with Kids Can Press.


  • Follow That Bee!

    2020 - Children's Science Picture Book Award, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Finalist

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

  • Join the No-Plastic Challenge!

    2020 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Long-listed

    2020 - Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine, Winner

  • See How We Move!

    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

  • Look at That Building!

    2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

  • Follow That Map!

    2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

    2010 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

    2010 - Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed

    2010 - Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS-CBC, Winner

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