Ben Hodson

 

benjhodson@hotmail.com

Ben Hodson is an award-winning illustrator of more than twenty children’s books. Ben illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks.

Professional info
Published Works

See Fred Run (HarperCollins, 2017)

Fun with Ed and Fred (HarperCollins, 2016)

Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear (HarperCollins, 2015)

Gran on a Fan (HarperCollins, 2015)

Where in the World is Away (Stay Human Books, 2011)

Richard was a Picker (Orca Book Publishers, 2010)

Hear My Roar, A Story of Family Violence (Annick Press, 2009)

Captain Jake (Orca Book Publishers, 2009)

T’was the Day before Zoo Day (Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2008)

What I Be (Stay Human Books, 2007)

Jeffrey and Sloth (Orca Book Publishers, 2007)

In Arctic Waters (Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2007)

How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2006)

Pigs Aren’t Dirty, Bears Aren’t Slow and Other Truths about Misunderstood Animals (Annick Press, 2005)

Wishes and Worries (CAMH, 2004)

I Love Yoga: A Guide for Kids and Teens (Tundra Books, 2003)

Lines in the Sand: New Writing on War and Peace (Anthology, Frances Lincoln, 2002)

Clients Include:

GAPC Entertainment, Scholastic Education, Nelson Thomson, McGraw-Hill, Gage, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Today’s Parent Magazine, Owl Magazine, Chirp Magazine, Faces Magazine, Cobblestone Magazine, AppleSeeds Magazine, Odyssey Magazine, Know Magazine

Skills

* Ability to bring fresh perspectives to an idea

* Excellent communication skills

* Brainstorming and developing new concepts

* Team player and ability to work in groups to complete a

desired task.

Awards

2010 Florida Summer Recommended Reading List

2009 IRA-CBC Children's Choices List

2009 Chocolate Lily Silver Award

2008 ORA Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award Nominee

2008 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Nominee

2007 Blue Spruce Award Honour Book

2007 Moonbeam Gold Medal Award

2007 IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award

2007 Benjamin Franklin Award

2006 Book Sense Summer Children’s Pick

2004 Glass Slipper Award: SCBWI Canada

2004 Best Books for the Teenage List by the New York Public Library: I Love Yoga

2003 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Award (Self Promotion): Spider

2010 - present
2010 - present