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Chris Turnham

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Chris Turnham is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. He’s had a long production art career working as a visual development artist in the animation industry. His art style reflects his love of mid-century illustration and he grabs inspiration from history, architecture, and the exotic world we live in. Chris's recent picture book, NATIONAL PARKS OF THE USA, has received glowing reviews—School Library Journal called it "an informative feast for the eyes…[a] stunning look at our nation’s natural treasures" and Booklist gave it a star—and already has sold more than 50,000 copies. In addition to illustrating children’s books, Chris spends much of his time in the studio pursuing his passion for printmaking.

The Wish Tree
National Parks of the USA
Hello, Rain!

The Poem Forest (Candlewick, Spring 2022)
National Monuments of the USA (Wide Eyed Editions, Spring 2023)




2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, National Science Teachers Association & the Children’s Book Council (National Parks of the USA)
2017 Kansas NEA Reading Circle Catalog (The Wish Tree)
2017 Children’s Choices Reading List, International Literacy Association (The Wish Tree)
2016 Best Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent (The Wish Tree)
2016 10 Perfect Picture Books for Christmas Eve, Barnes & Noble (The Wish Tree)

wood grain, heirloom carrots, puppies, the desert, architecture

digital, silkscreen