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Kelly Murphy a 3x3 International Illustration Awards No. 13 winner



Kelly Murphy's interior illustrations for The Door by the Staircase (Disney Hyperion) are a winning series in 3x3 Magazine's International Picture Book Show No.13.
Posted on June 14th, 2016See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, 3x3 Magazine

Kelly Murphy a 3x3 Picture Book Show No. 12 winner



Kelly Murphy has 3 winning entries in 3x3 Magazine's International Picture Book Show No.12. Kelly's interior illustration for The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency (Book 1): The Case of the Missing Moonstone has earned Distinguished Merit while her cover illustration for Ship of Dolls has earned Merit.
Posted on June 12th, 2015See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, 3x3 Magazine

Kelly Murphy in the 2014 Society of Illustrators 57th Annual Competition



Kelly Murphy's cover illustration for Ship of Dolls (written by Shirley Parenteau and published by Candlewick Press) is a winner in the Society of Illustrators' 57th Annual Competition.

Discover Kelly's illustrations for this project and learn more on the book's project page.
Posted on November 18th, 2014See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy's "The Miniature World of Marvin and James" and "Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters" in the 2014 Original Art show at the Society of Illustrators



Kelly Murphy's books The Miniature World of Marvin and James (Christy Ottaviano Books) and Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters (Candlewick Press) were selected by the Society of Illustrators's jury for its 2014 Original Art competition, celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration.
Posted on September 9th, 2014See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy a 3x3 Picture Book Show No. 11 winner



Kelly Murphy has 3 winning entries in 3x3 Magazine's International Picture Book Show No.11.
Posted on June 20th, 2014See more news about Awards, 3x3 Magazine

Kelly Murphy in the 2013 Society of Illustrators 56th Annual Competition

An interior illustration from Kelly Murphy's new book The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail (written by Richard Peck) is a winner in the Society of Illustrators' 56th Annual Competition.

Discover Kelly's illustrations for this project and learn more on the book's project page.








Posted on November 18th, 2013See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

"Face Bug" on the 2014-15 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

Kelly Murphy's picture book, Face Bug, written by United States Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and with photographs by Fred Siskind, is a 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee. This is the second year in a row that one of Kelly's books is on this prestigious list, following Flying the Dragon's nomination for the 2013-14 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.






Posted on October 26th, 2013See more news about Awards

Anton and Cecil: Cats At Sea is a Junior Library Guild Selection

Kelly Murphy's latest chapter book, Anton and Cecil: Cats At Sea, has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Fall 2013.









Posted on September 5th, 2013See more news about Awards

Kelly Murphy's "Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters" a 3x3 Picture Book Show winner



Kelly Murphy's new picture book, Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters, written by Jane Yolen and published by Candlewick Press, is a 3x3 Picture Book Show No.10 winner, for the fourth year in a row.

Discover Kelly's illustrations and learn more on the book's project page.
Posted on August 21st, 2013See more news about Awards, 3x3 Magazine

Kelly Murphy's "The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail" in the 2013 Original Art show
at the Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy's new book The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail (written by Richard Peck) was selected by the Society of Illustrators's jury for its 2013 Original Art show. This is the third year in a row that Kelly's work has been awarded in this competition.

Discover Kelly's illustrations for this project and learn more on the book's project page.







Posted on August 20th, 2013See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy wins 2 Gold Awards from the Society of Illustrators of LA

Kelly Murphy received 2 gold awards from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, in the "Book" and "Children's Market" categories of its 51st annual competition, Illustration West 51. The winning illustrations are the cover for Behind The Bookcase (Book category) and an interior illustration of Secrets At Sea (Children's Market category). The cover of Secrets at Sea and another interior were also selected in the competition.




Posted on December 26th, 2012See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy in Society of Illustrators 55

Kelly Murphy's cover for Behind The Bookcase was selected by the Society of Illustrators for their 55th Annual Exhibition. The illustration will be exhibited in the society's Editorial, Book and Advertising exhibition at the The Museum of American Illustration from January through March, 2013.








Posted on November 16th, 2012See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy's "Secrets At Sea" in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2012


Kelly Murphy's chapter book Secrets At Sea was selected by the Society of Illustrators to be featured in The Original Art 2012. The Original Art is an annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the year's best children's books published in the U.S. Its opening reception will be held on October 25th, 2012, at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
Posted on August 24th, 2012See more news about Awards, Exhibits, Society of Illustrators

Kelly Murphy's coming chapter book, "Behind The Bookcase", a 3x3 Magazine winner

Kelly Murphy's coming chapter book Behind The Bookcase, written by Mark Steensland, is a winner in the Children's Book category of 3x3 Magazine's Annual Competition No.9.









Posted on July 20th, 2012See more news about Awards, 3x3 Magazine, Chapter Books

Gold and Bronze Awards from the Society of Illustrators of LA



I have received a Gold Award in the Book category of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles's 50th annual competition, Illustration West 50, for the illustration "The Lodge", created with Antoine Revoy, and a Bronze Award in the Children's Market category for the illustration The Princess and the Golden Fish. My cover for the The Unicorn's Tale was also selected in the Children's Market category.

An exhibit displaying the winning entries will be held at the Gallery Nucleus, where the awards will be announced and given to the winners on opening night of Illustration West 50, March 30th 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
Posted on March 30th, 2012See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators

Awards and Accolades for Secrets At Sea

Secrets At Sea is garnering rave reviews and accolades, receiving 2 starred reviews, chosen as a Notable Children's Books of 2011 by the New York Times and featured in 8 lists of the 2011 Best Books for Children.

Learn more on this site's press page.






Posted on November 21st, 2011See more news about Awards

Kelly Murphy wins a 3x3 Magazine Silver Award

Kelly Murphy is the winner of a Silver Award in the Editorial category of 3x3 Magazine's Annual Competition No.8 for her illustration The Princess and the Golden Fish.
Posted on August 12th, 2011See more news about Awards, 3x3 Magazine

"Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters" a 3x3 Magazine winner



Kelly Murphy's latest picture book Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters is a winner in the Children's Book category of 3x3 Magazine's Annual Competition No.8.
Posted on August 12th, 2011See more news about Awards, Picture Books, 3x3 Magazine

"Over At The Castle" in The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2011



Kelly Murphy's picture book Over At The Castle was selected by the Society of Illustrators for inclusion in the 2011 Original Art Show. Over At The Castle had also previously been selected by 3x3 Magazine's jury for publication in the magazine's Annual No.7 and 3x3 Children's Show.
Posted on August 8th, 2011See more news about Awards, Society of Illustrators, Picture Books

The Unicorn's Tale awarded a Junior Library Guild Selection

The Unicorn's Tale: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 4 has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Spring 2011.
Posted on July 6th, 2011See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Nathaniel Fludd, BEASTOLOGIST

Masterpiece wins a Children's Crown Award

Kelly Murphy is the 2010-2011 winner of the National Christian School Association's Children's Crown Award as illustrator of Masterpiece.
Posted in June 2011See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

"The Lodge" Selected by The Society of Illustrators

My illustration "The Lodge", created in collaboration with Antoine Revoy for 'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)', was selected by the Society of Illustrators in the Book category of its 53rd annual competition.

The illustration will be published in the society's 53rd Annual Book and the original will be presented at the Museum of American Illustration in its Book and Editorial Exhibit which will run from January 26 to February 19, 2011. The opening will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011.




Posted on November 30th, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Society of Illustrators

3x3 Magazine Annual No. 7 and Children's Show



Kelly Murphy's latest children's book Over At The Castle, as well as her children's magazine illustration Rap, Rap, Rap: The Drive, were selected by 3x3 Magazine's jury for the publication's Annual No.7 and 3x3 Children's Show.
Posted on July 1st, 2010See more news about Awards, Picture Books, 3x3 Magazine

Masterpiece climbing on the New York Times Best Sellers List

Masterpiece climbs to number 7 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, Children's Bestsellers, Paperback Books List!
Posted on June 6th, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

Masterpiece climbing on New York Times Best Sellers List

Masterpiece is back on the New York Times Best Sellers List, Children's Bestsellers, Paperback Books, rising to number 8!
Posted on May 30th, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

Masterpiece on SSYRA Master List

Masterpiece has been chosen for inclusion on the 2010-2011 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) master list of nominated titles.
Posted on May 15th, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

Masterpiece on the New York Times Best Sellers List

Masterpiece is on the New York Times Best Sellers List!










Posted on April 25th, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

"The Lodge" chosen by American Illustration

My illustration "The Lodge", created in collaboration with Antoine Revoy to illustrate the horror book 'Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)' by Robert San Souci and published by Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt and Co.), was chosen by American Illustration in their 29th annual competition for feature on their website.







Posted on April 14th, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books

Star Review for Brand-New Baby Blues



Brand-New Baby Blues receives a Star review from School Library Journal:

"Oil, acrylic, and gel are used to create gentle hues. What makes this telling of the new brother/sister theme stand out is how well the verses are in sync with the illustrations, layout, and the characters' facial expressions. Great for sharing with a group or one-on-one."
Posted on February 1st, 2010See more news about Awards, Picture Books

The Basilisk's Lair is a Junior Library Guild Selection

The Basilisk's Lair has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Spring 2010.
Posted on January 22nd, 2010See more news about Awards, Chapter Books

The Flight Of The Phoenix earns "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation

The Flight Of The Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Series) has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Fall 2009.
Posted on September 28th, 2009See more news about Awards, Chapter Books

Kelly Murphy wins E.B. White Read Aloud Award

Masterpiece, illustrated by Kelly Murphy, received the 2009 E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers!

The E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, established in 2004 by the Association of Booksellers for Children, honor books that reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan.





Posted on June 14th, 2009See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece

Masterpiece earns "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation

Masterpiece has been awarded a "Junior Library Guild Selection" designation for Fall 2008.
Posted on February 9th, 2009See more news about Awards, Chapter Books, Masterpiece