Keith G. Campbell was born in Kenya, but raised and educated in Scotland. He graduated with a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. After trying on several careers, Keith eventually returned to his early passion of writing and illustrating stories. He is the author/ illustrator of Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters,which earned him an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor and a Golden Kite Award for Best Picture Book Illustration. He is now a full-time author/illustrator and lives in California.
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Farrar Strauss Giroux
Six Red Marbles/Brown Publishing
Kids Can Press
Viking Children's Books
2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year -Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
2013 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Annual Exhibition
2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor
2013 Golden Kite Award for Best Picture Book Illustration
Praise for Flora & Ulysses, illustrated by K.G. Campbell and written by Kate DiCamillo
"Mr. Campbell is a true find. It's a risk to begin any DiCamillo novel wtih such heavy concentration on a book's art. Yet Campbell is up to the challenge... Altogether, his contributions make the book more accessible and adorable than it has any right to be."
-School Library Journal, A Fuse 8 Production
"The very witty text and droll, comic-book-style-black-and-white illustrations perfectly relay the all-too-hilarious adventures of Flora, Ulysses, and a cast of eccentric characters."
-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Praise for Tea Party Rules, written by Ame Dyckman with illustrations by K.G. Campbell
"Dyckman's and Campbell's story is like a pretty petit four with an unexpected zingy filling...Campbell's marker and colored pencil drawings strike an ideal balance between girliness and wiliness, with just enough nudges and winks to make readers sympthaize."
–Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"Campbell's soft sepia-marker-and-colored-pencil illustrations appear on creamy bckgrounds, alternating humorous spots and detailed full-page spreads; the depictions of an unhappy bear ensure little ones are in on the joke."
–Starred Review, Booklist
"Amusing illustratons by Campbell in sepia marker and colored pencil reveal the emotions of both the disgruntled Cub and the girl..Strong storytelling, pacing, emotive illustrations that match the deceptive plot and an exuberant sense of fun make this little gem a winner."
–Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
"Each detailed spread is filled with creepy shadowing and fabulous eye contact among the many characters. Lively writing is peppered with clever alliteration and wordplay."
-Kirkus Starred Review
"Campbell's...illustrations extend the story's darkish humor...Kids are gonna chuckle at this one, even as they swear they don't know what happened to Grandma's last birthday gift."
"Campbell's artwork calls to mind that of Sophie Blackall, with...figures who appear polite yet diabolical (there are several scenes of sweater murder)...older readers will thoroughly enjoy Campbell's canny blend of irony and sweet-heartedness."