Isabel Roxas was born in the Philippines, raised on luscious mangoes, folk tales, and monsoon rains.
She has illustrated several books for young readers, including the Newbery award-winning Hello Universe (written by Erin Entrada Kelly), The Littlest Viking (by Alexandra Penfold) and Let Me Finish! by Minh Le. Her debut middle grade graphic novel, The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens will publish October 2020.
Isabel is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and has been awarded the Philippine National
Children’s Book Award in 2010 for illustrating Day at the Market by May Tobias-Papa and in 2018
for Mang Andoy’s Signs by Mailin Paterno. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators, SCBWI and the Wild Bird Fund.
Isabel now resides in New York with her husband and their adopted plants.
August 4, 2020