Kim Smith - Illustrator

Kim Smith is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of numerous children's books, including the PopClassics picture book adaptations of popular films including Back to the Future, Home Alone and Elf (Quirk Books), the award-winning informational book Bringing Back the Wolves and her author-illustrator debut, Boxitects (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Harper Collins). Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and their border terrier, Whisky. When she's not busy illustrating, you can find her exploring the great outdoors. You can find more of Kim's work online at

Bringing Back the Wolves

2022 - Red Cedar Book Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed
2021 - Best Children's Books List, Bank Street College, Winner
2021 - 2021 Magnolia Book Awards, Mississippi Children's Museum, Short-listed
2021 - Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens List, Capitol Choices, Winner
2021 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Short-listed
2021 - Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine, Winner
2020 - Books of the Year: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner
2020 - Best Middle Grade Books of 2020, Kirkus Reviews, Winner
2020 - Best Kids Books of the Year, New York Public Library, Winner
2020 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children`s Book Awards, California Reading Association, Honor Book

The Ghost and Max Monroe, Case #2

2016 - 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Long-listed
2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

The Ghost and Max Monroe, Case #3

2016 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner