Steven Kellogg graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1963, and 40 years later the college presented him with its annual award for significant professional achievement. He is the acclaimed illustrator and author of more than a hundred picture books and is a recipient of the prestigious Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children's literature. His books have received numerous accolades, including the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award, the Parents' Choice Award, inclusion on the ALA Notable Books lists, Booklist Editors' Choice, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, the Horn Book Fanfare and the list of Reading Rainbow featured selections.
Steven Kellogg has loved picture books ever since he was a child; the illustrations of Beatrix Potter and N.C. Wyeth were his early favorites. He grew up in Connecticut, drawing constantly and telling stories to his younger sisters. He has written or illustrated, or both, nearly 90 books for children and young people. The most recent book he has illustrated is “The Pied Piper's Magic” (Penguin Group). Mr. Kellogg and his wife, Helen, live in Essex, New York.
Among the books Steven Kellogg has published are:
- “Best Friends” (Penguin)
- “The Island of the Skog” (Penguin)
- “Paul Bunyan” (HarperCollins)
- “Is Your Mama a Llama?” written by Deborah Guarino (Scholastic)
- “Clorinda” by Robert Kinerk (Simon & Schuster)
- “If You Decide to Go to the Moon” written by Faith McNulty (Scholastic)
- Kellogg is a vice president of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. His most recent book is “The Pied Piper's Magic (Dial, 2009).