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Steven Henry


Steven Henry

Steven Henry credits the original Batman TV series for his interest in drawing. Throughout my middle school years he spent a lot of time collecting and studying comic books. His picture book debut, ELLA THE ELEGANT ELEPHANT, was a 2002 collaboration with his then-wife Carmela D'Amico. Released by Arthur A. Levine Books in 2004, it received several honors including the 2005 Washington State Book Award. Three more Ella books followed, as well as a TV series based on the books which debuted on Disney Junior in 2014.

In September of 2000 he joined the Seattle-based Smashing Ideas agency as a designer and was promoted to Senior Art Director in 2006. During his time there I worked on scores of games and websites for children, specializing in preschool and early reader groups. At Smashing ideas he worked with a lot of great producers, developers and education consultants on various projects for PBS Kids, Nick Jr., The Disney Channel and Mattel.

In 2014 he changed my last name to "Henry" and left Smashing Ideas to focus on his own illustration projects. He does most of his drawing and painting from his home studio in West Seattle, where he’s lived since 2000.

Steven Henry

Books by Steven Henry

by Heather Swain and Steven Henry - Animals , Children's, Children's 4-8, Family, Fiction

We humans smooch with our lips. But how do giraffes, whales, hummingbirds, tree frogs and other creatures kiss? It's fun to wonder about and to see in the pages of this charming book, which includes facts about each animal at the end.

by Steven Henry - Fiction, Paranormal

When the rumors of rain during the anticipated Witch Parade come true and the other witches start complaining, Delia takes action. Using her best magic, Delia changes the rain to cats and dogs. At first this goes over quite well, but she quickly realizes the animals cause a few issues. She must change the rain again!