Illustrator and Writer
Naomi Kojima is the author and illustrator of Tetsuko Puu -The Girl Who Turned Into a Balloon, and The Singing Clams, among many other picture books. Her picture books have been published in the U.S. and Japan, and have been translated in France, Sweden, and Indonesia. Her picture books have been selected for the American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Selection and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year. Naomi has given presentations at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), Singapore, Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature, India, and the Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress, Indonesia. She has served on the judging panel for the Scholastic Asia Picture Book Award, the Scholastic Asia Book Award and the SCBWI Bologna Illustrator’s Gallery. Naomi lives in Tokyo and serves as Illustrator Coordinator of SCBWI Japan.