Stephanie Roth - Illustrator  
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“Roth’s black-and-white illustrations have a masterful ease…”
-Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books








Stephanie Roth’s acclaimed work appears in dozens of books and magazines for children. Her book work ranges from picture books to chapter books. Whatever the project, her work is imbued with a gentleness, humor and emotion.

Steph started drawing from a young age. Her mother started teaching her how to draw, “as soon as I could hold a pencil,” she says.

Her love of books came from her childhood. Before she could read herself, her German grandfather would spend hours reading her stories. “I can remember drawing pictures to go with the text, a lot of the books he read to me were collections of fairy tales and they didn’t have pictures in them.”

Creating pictures started as a way to have fun, make stories more satisfying and keep busy and eventually turned into a career.

Steph lives on California’s Central Coast where she is an illustrator at large. In her spare time, she likes to garden, surf and tries in vain to train her pet parakeets to say clever things.

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Stephanie Roth