Esperança Melo - Illustrator

Esperança Melo was born in the Azores, and has made her home in the village of Millbrook, Ontario. She is a graduate of Sheridan College's Animation Program, as well as a Graphic Design honors graduate from George Brown College.

Esperança works in various art forms and media, including sculpting in papier-mâché. She has illustrated several children's books, including Love You More by author Susan Musgrave, and co-illustrated with Bill Slavin the picture book Drumheller Dinosaur Dance by author Robert Heidbreder, which was the recipient of the 2005 Blue Spruce Award in Ontario and the 2006 Chocolate Lily Award in British Columbia.

Drumheller Dinosaur Dance

2006 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2005 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2005 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Short-listed
2005 - Shinning Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice, Short-listed
2005 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2005 - Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council, Winner
2005 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed

Non-fiction

Our Flag, 2014

Picture Books