• Skylaar Amann is the author/illustrator of LLOYD FINDS HIS WHALESONG, (Page Street Kids, 2020) and SMILE, SOPHIA, (forthcoming 2022, Feiwel & Friends). She is a member of SCBWI and Women Who Draw, as well as a picture book mentor for WriteMentor. Skylaar specializes in children’s and science-themed art. Her clients include Surfrider, Pinna, Sitka Sound Science Center, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 826 Seattle, Adventure! Children’s Museum, Scientific American, and Paxton Gate. 

    Skylaar has twelve years of experience in communications and now works as a freelance illustrator, editor, and instructor. She is represented by Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. You can learn more about her at skylaaramann.com.


  • ​​​​​​​I am an illustrator specializing in all things ocean in the worlds of science and kid lit. I believe that fostering a sense of wonder through art and science is the key to ocean conservation.

    My debut picture book LLOYD FINDS HIS WHALESONG came out from Page Street Kids in 2020! My next book, SMILE, SOPHIA, comes out in 2022 from Feiwel & Friends.

    I am a member of SCBWI, Women Who Draw, and Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. I am also an affiliated artist with Climate Science Alliance!

    Read my interview with Climate Science Alliance.

    Read my interview with The Fins United Initiative.

    My clients include Surfrider PDX, Sitka Sound Science Center, Pinna, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 826 Seattle, Adventure! Children’s Museum, Blue Ocean Institute / Sea Stories, Scientific American, Paxton Gate Portland, Northwest Science Expo, and World Savvy Sustainable Communities

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