Matt Myers

Matt Myers’s career as a children's book illustrator began in 2011 when he received two starred reviews: Publisher's Weekly, which named him a Flying Start, and Kirkus, which said: “Myers’ oil paintings truly amaze.” Since then he has illustrated over 20 books, including the New York Times bestseller Battle Bunny, and The Infamous Ratsos, a Theodor Seuss Geisel honor book.

Rather than adapting each book to his own style, Myers prefers to adapt his art to best fit each story he illustrates.

His debut as a writer, Hum and Swish, earned starred reviews from BookPage and Publishers Weekly, which said: The rush of water, and the smell of sea salt mingled with sunscreen, seems to emanate from every page.

Myers lives and works in Charlotte, N.C. He loves visiting Maine's Downeast coast, where his wife's family lives. To see his illustrations and fine art, visit

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