When Anna DiVito (she/her) was very young, she wandered into the library’s children’s area and was left in awe. She discovered that art was not only beautiful by itself, but dimensional and powerful when combined with other creative forms. Since then, she has become a children’s magazine and book designer, children’s illustrator, author and book developer.
A Pratt Institute graduate, her whimsical, vibrant illustrations have decorated more than 32 childrens’ books. The Simon and Schuster marketing department nominated DiVito’s self-illustrated “Annie Oakley Saves the Day” for the 2005 Scott O’Dell Award for historical fiction. “Why Does Your Cat Meow,” DiVito’s work for the Dial/Puffin series, received an ALA Pick of the List. “A Lift-the-Flap for Puffin” and “Ghost Town Trick-or-Treat” have been named an IRA/CBC Children’s Choice. Her art was recently featured on the cover of Charleston InsideOut Magazine. She also has a store with merchandise of her colorful designs.
Anna lives in upstate New York with her husband, daughter and two cats. From her studio window, she can reach out and almost touch the Appalachian Trail.
Find her website here: https://annadivito.com/