Kelly Canby is an award-winning, internationally published illustrator and author of over two dozen books for children. Born in London, England, she 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, Canby applies her quirky style to the pages of everything from picture books, to chapter books, to early reader books, to colouring books and beyond!
She 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. Her picture book The Hole Story won the 2018 West Australian Premier’s Prize for Writing for Children.