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Claudia Dávila is an illustrator and author of graphic novels and children’s books. Throughout her career, Claudia has illustrated over 30 books, in English and French and translated to multiple languages. Claudia’s graphic novels Luz Sees the Light and Luz Makes a Splash, which won the 2012 Green Earth Book Award and 2013 Green Earth Prize for Sustainable Literature respectively, feature urban kids who deal with energy, climate and water issues locally. Her picture book Super Red Riding Hood, which was the 2016 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Honour Book Winner, features a brave girl whose super power is friendship and empathy.


Born in Santiago, Chile, Claudia now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Michael Cho, and their two children.

Photo © Marina Dempster


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Represented by Elizabeth Bennett at Transatlantic Literary Agency

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Written & Illustrated by Claudia Dávila:

 Super Red Riding Hood (Kids Can Press, 2014) 2016 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Honour Book Winner (OLA)

 Luz Makes A Splash (Kids Can Press, 2012) 2013 Green Earth Prize for Sustainable Literature Award Winner (Santa Monica Public Library)

 Luz Sees The Light (Kids Can Press, 2011) 2012 Green Earth Book Award Winner (Nature Generation)

Illustrated by Claudia Dávila:

 Fast Friends Written by Heather M. O'Connor. (Scholastic, 2020) 2021 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Nominee (OLA); 2022 TD Grade 1 Book Giveaway (CCBC); 2021 Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award; 2021 Jean Throop Award Shortlist; 2021 Shining Willow Award Shortlist; 2020 Best Books for Kids and Teens (CCBC) commended; 2020 OLA Best Bets commended; 2020 Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist commended

 Hockey Night in Kenya Written by Eric Walters & Danson Mutinda. (Orca, 2020) 2022 OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch Non-Fiction Nominee; 2021 Best Book for Kids & Teens (CCBC) Starred; 2021 BC Books for BC Schools commended

 The Canadian Kids' Guide to Outdoor Fun Written by Helaine Becker. (Scholastic, 2019) 2021 Rocky Mountain Book Award Shortlist; 2021 & 2020 TD Summer Reading Club Top 10 commended; 2019 Best Book For Teens (CCBC) Starred Selection; 2019 OLA Best Bets commended

 Ruby's Birds Written by Mya Thompson. (Cornell, 2019) 2020 Northern Lights Award Winner (Northern Dawn), Nature Category

The Ghost of Mill House Written by Margiet Ruurs. (Orca, 2019)

Bus to the Badlands Written by Margriet Ruurs. (Orca, 2018)

 Child Soldier Written by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine. (Kids Can Press, 2015) 2018 Non-Fiction Award, Grand Canyon Reader Awards Shortlist; 2017 Red Maple Non-Fiction Award Winner (OLA); 2017 Golden Oak Award (OLA) Shortlist; 2016 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, Shortlist; 2016 The Dragon Award, The Joe Shuster Awards, Shortlist; 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award, Canadian Library Association, Shortlist; 2016 ALSC Notable Children's Books; 2016 (Older Readers), American Library Association, Longlisted; 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, YALSA, Longlist; 2016 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Longlisted; 2016 Information Book Award, Honour Book; 2016 Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada Winner; 2016 Best Publication for Kids, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Shortlist; 2016 Best Books for Kids & Teens Winner (CCBC); 2016 Honor Book, Skipping Stones; 2015 Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction Winner (OLA)

The Candy Conspiracy Written by Carrie Snyder. (Owlkids Books, 2015)

Viminy Crowe's Comic Book Written by Marthe Jocelyn & Richard Scrimger. (Tundra Books, 2014)

Motion, Magnets and More Written by Adrienne Mason. (Kids Can Press, 2011) 2012 Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection (CCBC)

Magic up Your Sleeve Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2010)

Sweet! Written by Ann Love and Jane Drake. (Tundra Books, 2009)

The Insecto-Files Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2009) 2010 OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Nominee (Forest of Reading)

Science on the LooseWritten by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2008)

Mother Goose Unplucked Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2007)

It's Your Room Written by Janice Weaver and Frieda Wishinsky. (Tundra Books, 2006) 2007 OLA Red Maple Non-Fiction Award Nominee (Forest of Reading)

Build It! Written by Adrienne Mason. (Kids Can Press, 2006)

Change It! Written by Adrienne Mason. (Kids Can Press, 2006) 2007 Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Shortlist

Money, Money, Money Written by Eve Drobot. (Owlkids Books, 2006) 2007 OLA Red Maple Non-Fiction Award Nominee (Forest of Reading)

Like A Pro Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2006)

Body Talk Written by Ann Douglas and Julie Douglas. (Owlkids Books, 2006)

Funny Business Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2005)

Are You Psychic? Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2005)

The Girls' Yoga Book Written by Michaela Caldwell. (Owlkids Books, 2005)

Move It! Written by Adrienne Mason. (Kids Can Press, 2005)

Touch It! Written by Adrienne Mason. (Kids Can Press, 2005)

Boredom Blasters Written by Helaine Becker. (Owlkids Books, 2004) 2006 OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award Winner (Forest of Reading)

Money, Money, Money Written by Eve Drobot. (Owlkids Books, 2004)

The Girls' Spa Book Written by Mary Wallace and Jessica Wallace. (Owlkids Books, 2004)

Art For The Heart Written by Mary Wallace. (Owlkids Books, 2004)

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