Suzanne Kaufman is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of All Are Welcome, as well as its companion book, Big Feelings. She is the recipient of The Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Fellowship, Society of Children’s Book Writers Illustrators Mentorship and Portfolio Honors and Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Her books have been awarded Bank Street College Education Best Children’s Books of the Year Honors, Notable Books for a Global Society, CCBC Choice Award, Washington State Best Picture Book Award, Mathical Honor Award, and Amazon Best Children Book of the Year.

Her books include her own books Confiscated!, and the forthcoming A Friend for Ghost, in addition to stories she's illustrated for others: Take Your Pets to School Day, 100 Bugs, Naughty Claudine's Christmas, and Samanthasaurus Rex.  

Over the years, she’s done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to being animation lead on games that were awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences “Innovation in Art Direction”, “Innovation in Animation” and “Children’s Title of the Year”.  She has lectured about illustration and animation around the US, England, Japan and Peru.

When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her family, you will find her teaching illustration or working in her studio.