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Samantha Cotterill

Samantha Cotterill is an award winning picture book author and illustrator. The Wall Street Journal praised her “fabulously fun artwork” in JINX AND THE DOOM FIGHT CRIME! by Lisa Mantchev and called it an “exuberant picture book.” Samantha also illustrated JUST ADD GLITTER by Angela DiTerlizzi, which The New York Times called “a sparkle of genius.” Samantha recently launched her own original book series for kids on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory issues, entitled LITTLE SENSES. Being on the autism spectrum herself, Samantha wanted to make books that would allow kids to recognize themselves in a playful, fun, yet therapeutic way. In Samantha's next book, THANKFUL, stunning diorama-like illustrations bring to life a lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful. Samantha lives with her family in upstate New York.

PUBLISHED BOOKS:
No More Bows!
Charlotte and the Rock
The Forever Garden
Once Upon a Slime
Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime
Just Add Glitter
The Secret Rhino Society
Little Senses: Nope! Never! Not for Me!
Little Senses: This Beach is Loud!
Little Senses: Can I Play, Too?
Little Senses: It Was Supposed to be Sunny

AWARDS/HONORS
2021 Dolly Parton Imagination Library Selection (This Beach Is Loud!)
2020 Dolly Parton Imagination Library Selection (This Beach Is Loud!)
2020 Bank Street Books Best of the Year (This Beach Is Loud!)
2020 Time Out New York Selection “101 Best Books for Kids of all Ages” (This Beach Is Loud!)
2020 CeCe Bell Finalist (Can I Play Too?)
2020  Virginia Choice Award (Just Add Glitter!)

 

AWARDS/HONORS (cont.)
2019 CeCe Bell Finalist (Nope! Never! Not For Me.)
2019 Mass Book Awards Selection (Just Add Glitter)
2018 Bank Street Books Best of the Year (Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime)
2018 Junior Library Guild selection (Once Upon a Slime)
2017 Junior Library Guild selection (Charlotte and the Rock)
2017 Bank Street Best Book of the Year (Charlotte and the Rock)
2017 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show selection (Charlotte and the Rock)
2017 Toronto Public Library First and Best of the Year (Charlotte and the Rock)
2017 Chocolate Lily Awards finalist (Charlotte and the Rock)
2017 Golden Sower Award finalist (Charlotte and the Rock)
2017 Junior Library Guild selection (The Forever Garden)
2017 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show (No More Bows!)

 

UPCOMING BOOKS:
Thankful  (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2021)
A Grand Day (Simon & Schuster, season tbd)
Look: Patterns Everywhere (Simon & Schuster, season tbd)

MEDIUMS:
ink, collage, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, digital

VISIT SAMANTHA:
www.samanthacotterill.com