Steven Kellogg graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1963, and forty years later the college presented him with their annual award for significant professional achievement. He is the acclaimed illustrator and the author of more than a hundred picture books, and is a recipient of the prestigious Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature. His books have received numerous accolades, including the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, the Parents’ Choice Award, and inclusion on the ALA Notable Books list, Booklist Editors’ Choice, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, The Horn Book Fanfare, and the list of Reading Rainbow featured selections.
During the years that he has been publishing children’s books, Kellogg has traveled to schools, libraries, and colleges in all fifty states presenting programs that celebrate reading. He is a vice president of the board of directors of the NCBLA. Kellogg and his wife, Helen, live in Essex, New York.