Kwanchai Moriya - Illustrator

Kwanchai Moriya is an illustrator and painter. He was born in New York and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He completed his education with a degree in History from the University of California and a degree in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design. Kwanchai lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

He has a passion for making fun illustrations, and has worked primarily in board games, card games and children's books. Kwanchai is also an avid painter, working mostly in acrylics with science fiction and fantasy themes. His other hobbies include making wood toys, playing board games and talking to his tortoise, Clementine.
Facebook: @KwanchaiMoriya
Instagram: @kwanchaimoriya

Birds from Head to Tail

2019 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, Listed

Bugs from Head to Tail

2017 - First and Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner

Dinosaurs from Head to Tail

2016 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada, Short-listed
2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Ocean Animals from Head to Tail

2017 - Texas 2X2 Reading List, Texas Library Association, Short-listed
2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2017 - Delaware Diamonds Award, Diamond State Reading Association, Short-listed