Biography

Jason Chin in the Galapagos

Jason Chin in the Galapagos

Jason Chin combines imaginative storytelling with intriguing science to create books that both enchant and educate. He is is the author and illustrator of Grand Canyon which received a 2018 Caldecott Honor, Sibert Honor and won the 2018 Orbis Pictus award. His other books, include Redwoods, Island: A Story of the Galápagos, Gravity, and most recently Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard. While researching his books, he’s gone swimming with sharks, explored lava fields and camped with scorpions at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Jason was raised in New Hampshire, studied illustration at Syracuse University, and now lives with his family in Vermont.

  • 2018 Caldecott Honor (Grand Canyon)
  • 2018 Sibert Honor (Grand Canyon)
  • 2018 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award (Grand Canyon)
  • 2010 FOCAL Award (Redwoods)
  • Horn Book – 2009 Fanfare Title (Redwoods)
  • Booklist – Starred Review (Redwoods)
  • Publishers Weekly – Starred Review (Redwoods)
  • Washington Post – Best of 2009 list (Redwoods)
  • Amazon.com – Best of 2009 list (Redwoods)
  • Junior Library Guild Selection (Redwoods)
  • Society of Illustrators Orginal Art Exhibition (Coral Reefs)
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011 list. (Coral Reefs)
  • Junior Library Guild Selection (Coral Reefs)

Jason lives in Vermont with his wife, Deirdre Gill, and their children.

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