Kemly, Kathleen 1958-

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Kemly, Kathleen 1958-


Born 1958, in MI; married, husband's name Brian; children: two sons. Education: Attended Parsons School of Design.


Home—Montague, MA. Agent—Melissa Turk, The Artist Network, 9 Babbling Brook Ln., Suffern, NY 10901.


Illustrator. Worked as toy packaging designer in New York, NY; artist-in-residence for middle school students.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Awards, Honors

Seattle Arts Council arts in education grant.


Jeannie St. John Taylor, What Do You See When You See Me?, Faith Kids/Cook Communications (Colorado Springs, CO), 2002.

Dawn Bentley, Kelly's Great Day, HandPrint Books (Brooklyn, NY), 2005.

Charles Lehmann, God Made It for You!: The Story of Creation, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 2006.

Rae McDonald, A Fishing Surprise, NorthWord Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2007.

Kimberly Wagner Klier, You Can't Do That, Amelia!, Calkins Creek (Honesdale, PA), 2008.

Sean Callahan, Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 2008.

Anna Egan Smucker, Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 2008.

Contributor to periodicals, including Highlights for Children and Cricket.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2007, review of A Fishing Surprise.

Publishers Weekly, February 26, 2007, review of God Made It for You!: The Story of Creation, p. 94.

School Library Journal, May, 2008, Joy Fleishhacker, review of Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun, p. 92.


Picture Book Web site, (February 1, 2009), "Kathleen Kemly."