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The Fan Brothers

The Fan Brothers (Eric and Terry) are award-winning U.S./Canadian illustrators and authors who made their debut with the acclaimed picture book THE NIGHT GARDENER in 2016, which earned them the Dilys Evans Founder's Award from the Society of Illustrators. Their long history of collaboration began when they were just kids, when they made their first book together about dinosaurs called Many Years Ago that their mother stapled together for them. That was the beginning of their journey as picture book creators; a journey that continues to this day. Their recent collaboration, THE BARNABUS PROJECT, brought in their third brother (Devin), fulfilling a childhood dream. Their newest masterpiece, IT FELL FROM THE SKY, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2021.

PUBLISHED BOOKS:
The Night Gardener
The Darkest Dark
The Antlered Ship
Ocean Meets Sky
The Scarecrow
The Barnabus Project

COVER & SPOT ART:
Rooftoppers
The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens
One Amazing Elephant
The Thing About Jellyfish 
The Truth Told by Mason Buttle 

FUTURE TITLES:
It Fell From the Sky (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2021)
Lizzy and the Cloud (Simon & Schuster, Spring 2022)

MEDIUMS:
graphite, pen and ink, watercolor, Photoshop

 

AWARDS/HONORS:
2021 New York Times Best Illustrated Award (It Fell From the Sky)
2021 Governor General’s Literary Award shortlist (The Barnabus Project)
2021 Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominee (The Barnabus Project)
2021 Red Clover Book Award nominee (The Barnabus Project)
2021 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award nominee  (The Barnabus Project)
2021 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award nominee (The Barnabus Project)
2021 Blue Hen Book Award for Young Readers
(The Scarecrow)
2021 Sakura Medal nominee (Ocean Meets Sky)
2020 Bangkok Book Awards shortlist (The Night Gardener)
2020 Heather’s Pick (The Barnabus Project)
2020 Amazon Best Book of the year (The Barnabus Project)
2020 Kirkus Best Book of the Year (The Barnabus Project)
2020 Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year (The Barnabus Project)
2020 Golden Duck Notable (The Barnabus Project)
2020 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book finalist (The Barnabus Project)
2019 Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature (Ocean Meets Sky)
2019 Amazon Best Book of the Year (The Scarecrow)
2019 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (The Scarecrow)
2019 Georgia Children’s Book Award nominee (The Scarecrow)
2019 English Association Picture Book Award, ages 7-11 (Ocean Meets Sky)
2018 Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist (Ocean Meets Sky)
2018 Governor General’s Literary Award finalist (Ocean Meets Sky)
2018 Amazon Best Book of the Year (Ocean Meets Sky)
2018 Goodreads Best Picture Book finalist (Ocean Meets Sky)
2018 Huffington Post Best Book of the Year (Ocean Meets Sky)
2018 Children’s Book Review Best Book of the Year (Ocean Meets Sky)


AWARDS/HONORS (cont.)
2018 Blue Spruce nominee (The Darkest Dark)
2018 UKLA Book Award shortlist (The Darkest Dark)
2017 Governor General’s Award shortlist (Ocean Meets Sky)
2017 Sendak Fellowship
2017 Amazon Best Book of the Year, ages 6-8 (The Antlered Ship)
2017 NCIBA Picture Book of the Year (The Antlered Ship)
2017 Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year (The Antlered Ship)
2017 Charlie’s Corner Honor (The Antlered Ship)
2017 Junior Library Guild selection (The Darkest Dark)
2017 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Honor (The Darkest Dark)
2017 IODE Jean Throop Award (The Darkest Dark)
2017 Wanda Gag Honor (The Darkest Dark)
2017 Irma Simongton Black and James H. Black award (The Night Gardener)
2017 Irma Simongton Black and James H. Black award (The Night Gardener)
2017 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz award (The Night Gardener)
2017 Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature (The Night Gardener)
2017 Wanda Gag Honor (The Night Gardener)
2017 Charlotte Huck Honor (The Night Gardener)
2017 Junior Library Guild award (The Night Gardener)
2017 Blue Spruce Award (The Night Gardener)
2017 Star of the North, Minnesota Young Reading Award (The Night Gardener)
2016 Amazon Best Book of the Year (The Night Gardener)
2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (Rooftoppers)
2013 Junior Library Guild selection (Rooftoppers)