Sara Anderson is an award-winning designer, illustrator, writer and publisher of children’s books. She opened her first design studio in the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington after graduating from Cornell University in Design & Environmental Analysis. She has won awards from Seattle Women in Design, The New York Art Directors Club, Golden Quill, and Printing Industries of America.

In 1985 she embarked on a bicoastal life, moving to New York where she worked with The Museum of Modern Art, Crate and Barrel, UNICEF, Bloomingdales, Madison Avenue, and E.P. Dutton, while continuing to maintain her Seattle studio. She started a card company and later developed stationary products for Marcel Schurman and Recycled Paper Greetings, among others.

In 1988, a month after her first two children’s books, NUMBERS and COLORS, were published, they won Parent’s Choice Award. She then began designing children’s products for M.o.M.A., Sur la Table, Dayton Hudson, Marshall Fields, Macys, Naj Oleari in Italy and Takashimaya in Japan. In 2001, she returned to illustrating and writing full time and has since produced 13 popular and successful children’s books.

Sara’s books have won Best Children’s Book of the Year from Kirkus Reviews, Nick Jr. and Bank Street as well as Best Books for Babies from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In 2008, shortly after starting The Literacy Project, she established Sara Anderson Children’s Books becoming the sole publisher of her own work.

Since then, she has collaborated with numerous non-profit literacy groups to provide families in need with high-quality hardback children’s books, to create a legacy of literacy and a love of reading that will last for generations.

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Sara Anderson Children's Books
PO Box 47182
Seattle, WA 98146