Simone Shin - Illustrator

Biography

Simone Shin is an award-winning illustrator and a graduate of Boston University and the Art Center College of Design. She began working as a freelancer illustrating for magazines and newspapers, and teaching children in the arts, eventually venturing into children’s book illustration. Her inspiration comes from her highly active preschool-aged son, as well as her strong interests in music, nature and family history. In her spare time she likes to create things with fabric and cardboard for fun — game boards, telephones, record players, violins, dollhouses, just about anything she can think of! After residing for many years in the Los Angeles area, Simone currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works at home illustrating children’s books all day and all night.

Awards

  • The International Day of the Girl

    2022 - Yellow Cedar Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominee

    2021 - Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, Winner

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

    2020 - Holiday/Notable Days Category, Northern Lights Book Awards, Winner

  • The Red Bicycle

    2017 - Crown Award, Triple Crown Children's Book Awards, Short-listed

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

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

    2016 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Short-listed

    2016 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner

    2015 - Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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

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