Shelagh Armstrong - Illustrator

Shelagh Armstrong graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts and art history before studying Communication and Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She grew up with an awareness of the fine arts through her mother's love of the fine and editorial (Victorian) arts.

Professionally illustrating for over twenty years, Shelagh's career has spanned across a variety of industries including retail advertising; courtroom sketching for television; package illustrating for private and public companies; and commemorative coin designing for the Royal Canadian Mint, including commemorative coins for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Her acclaimed design work and revered illustrations allowed her to reenter the editorial world when she was asked to illustrate If the World Were a Village for Kids Can Press, winner of the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Following the success of her first children's book, Shelagh also illustrated If America Were a Village .

If America Were a Village

2010 - Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS-CBC, Winner

If the World Were a Village

2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2004 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2003 - Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2003 - Independent Publisher Book Award, Winner
2003 - Children's Book Award, International Reading Association, Winner
2003 - Nautilus Award, Winner
2003 - Parent's Guide Choice Award, Winner
2003 - Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Winner
2003 - Children's Choices List, International Reading Association, Winner
2003 - ABC Choices Award, Association of Booksellers for Children, Winner
2002 - NAPPA - Children's Resources Gold Award, Winner

This Child, Every Child

2012 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner