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Summary

Kelly Canby is an internationally published illustrator and author of over two dozen books for children. Kelly was born in London, England, but has lived in Australia since the age of three, which is probably around the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons, and it was probably only a few years after that that she decided playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

With a Bachelor of Art in Design from Curtin University, Kelly applies her quirky style to the pages of everything from picture books, to chapter books, to early reader books, to colouring books and beyond! Kelly’s books are published widely throughout the US, UK and Australia.

Kelly is on the judging panel for the annual Shaun Tan Illustration Awards and Regional Advisor for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Western Australia.

Recent experience

Panellist: Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2019 Annual Conference, Canberra
Panellist: 2019 Perth Writer's Week, UWA
Speaker: Fremantle Press Great Big Book Read & Fogarty Literary Award Announcement 2019
Presenter and Workshops: Scribblers Festival 2018
Children's Drawing & Painting Workshops: Various libraries and schools 2018/2019

Publications

Rodney

Rodney

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Picture Book

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

The Hole Story

The Hole Story

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Picture Book

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

All the Lost Things

All the Lost Things

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Picture Book

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://kellycanby.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KellyCanbyArt/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kelly_canby/?hl=en

Twitter https://twitter.com/kelcanby?lang=en

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