François Thisdale

François Thisdale

François Thisdale’s work blends traditional drawing and painting with digital imagery using collage, acrylic, watercolour, and computer manipulation. He is the illustrator of The Stamp Collector, which is on the International Board on Books for Young People’s Honor List. He has also won a Notable Books for a Global Society Award, the TD Children’s Book Award, and the Crystal Kite Award. François’ books have been finalists for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, and the Willow Awards. François lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Tara also contributed to the books A World of Kindness (2018) and A World of Mindfulness (2020) in collaboration with other Pajama Press illustrators.

François’ website

Books By François Thisdale

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A World of Kindness

The editors of Pajama Press unite with nine of their celebrated children’s illustrators to create a picture book about the many ways a small child can make the world a kinder place.

By Ann Featherstone & Suzanne Del Rizzo & Brian Deines & Kim La Fave & Tara Anderson & Manon Gauthier & Rebecca Bender & François Thisdale & Wallace Edwards & Dean Griffiths

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A World of Mindfulness

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several award-winning artists like Scot Ritchie, Suzanne Del Rizzo, and many more. Now in paperback!

By Erin Alladin & Suzanne Del Rizzo & Rebecca Bender & Gabrielle Grimard & Tara Anderson & François Thisdale & Scot Ritchie & Miki Sato & Tamara Campeau & Emma Pedersen & Carmen Mok & Aino Anto & Sue Macartney & Amélie Dubois & Andrea Blinick

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Bon Voyage, Mister Rodriguez

A growing number of curious children discover their village’s most enigmatic figure has an unexpectedly beautiful job to do.

By Christiane Duchesne & François Thisdale

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French Toast

Now in paperback! In a celebration of culture and cuisine, a young girl finds resilience against schoolyard teasing as she and her grandmother discuss the things she loves about her mixed heritage.

By Kari-Lynn Winters & François Thisdale

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