Author & Illustrator

Sophie Blackall


Sophie Blackall ( is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, Big Red Lollipop (by Rukhsana Khan), and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows. Her many honors include a BCCB Blue Ribbon, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Society of Illustrators Founders Award, Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book, Book Sense 76 Pick, and New York Times Top Ten Picture Book. Her artwork has also appeared in murals as part of the New York City MTA’s “Arts for Transit” program. Previously she has had jobs in a shoe shop and a robot factory. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Negative Cat
Ivy and Bean Get to Work!
If You Come to Earth
Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family
Hello Lighthouse
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785
Mischief Season
Finding Winnie

Most Popular Sophie Blackall Books

    Ivy and Bean
    Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
    Ivy and Bean Get to Work!
    Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
    Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family
    Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
    Hello Lighthouse
    Sophie Blackall
    Finding Winnie
    Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall
    Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go
    Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

Book Stats


All Sophie Blackall Books

2021Negative CatSophie BlackallSophie Blackall32
2021Ivy and Bean Get to Work!Annie BarrowsSophie Blackall128
2020If You Come to EarthSophie BlackallSophie Blackall80
2020Ivy and Bean One Big Happy FamilyAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall128
2018Hello LighthouseSophie BlackallSophie Blackall48
2018Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the WorldSusan HoodSophie BlackallEmily Winfield MartinShadra SticklandMelissa SweetLeUyen PhamOge MoraJulie MorstadLisa BrownSelina AlkoHadley HooperIsabel RoxasErin RobinsonSara Palacios40
2016A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785Matthew OlshanSophie Blackall40
2016Mischief SeasonJohn Bemelmans MarcianoSophie Blackall128
2015Finding WinnieLindsay MattickSophie Blackall56
2015Ruby's WishShirin Yim BridgesSophie Blackall36
2015A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious TreatEmily JenkinsSophie Blackall44
2014Baby TreeSophie BlackallSophie Blackall40
2014Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire!Sophie Blackall248
2014The Baby TreeSophie BlackallSophie Blackall40
2013Ivy and Bean Take the CaseAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall128
2013Mighty LaloucheMatthew OlshanSophie Blackall40
2012Ivy and Bean Make the RulesAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall126
2012Take Two!J. Patrick Lewis, Jane YolenSophie Blackall72
2011Ivy and Bean No News Is Good NewsAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall127
2011Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea?Annie BarrowsSophie Blackall132
2011Edwin Speaks UpSophie Blackall40
2010Pecan Pie BabyJacqueline WoodsonSophie Blackall32
2010Ivy and Bean Doomed to DanceAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall129
2010Big Red LollipopRukhsana KhanSophie Blackall40
2009Ivy and Bean Bound to Be BadAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall120
2008Ivy and Bean Take Care of the BabysitterAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall122
2008Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil RecordAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall114
2007Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to GoAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall125
2007Ivy and BeanAnnie BarrowsSophie Blackall120


Annie Barrows
Lindsay Mattick
Susan Hood
Emily Winfield Martin
Shadra Stickland
Melissa Sweet
LeUyen Pham
Oge Mora
Julie Morstad
Lisa Brown
Selina Alko
Hadley Hooper
Isabel Roxas
Erin Robinson
Sara Palacios
J. Patrick Lewis
Jane Yolen
Emily Jenkins
Shirin Yim Bridges
Rukhsana Khan
Matthew Olshan
John Bemelmans Marciano
Jacqueline Woodson

Book Dedications by Sophie Blackall

  • For everyone on Earth, especially the children, especially those I met in Rwanda, India, Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia, and the USA, and especially Ms. Greta’s second grade class at the Brooklyn New School. I promised I would try to make a book about all of us and the planet we share. This is it. And for the real Quinn and his family, Elliott, Caroline, and Jolyon. You make the world a better place.
    If You Come to Earth