BONDER, Dianna




Author Tags: Illustration, Kidlit & Young Adult

Bonder grew up as an only child in Kamloops B.C., drawing and writing stories to amuse herself from an early age. She lived in Maple Ridge, B.C. with her husband Lee before they moved to Gabriola Island. "Whether I illustrate for others or illustrate my own stories, I am positively the luckiest person in the world," she has said.

CITY/TOWN: British Columbia

DATE OF BIRTH: May 1, 1970

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kamloops

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The West is Calling: Imagining British Columbia. Text by Sarah N. Harvey & Leslie Buffam (Orca 2008).

Dogabet (Whitecap Books, 2007)

Black-and-White Blanche Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006).
Text by Marj Toews, illustrated by Dianna Bonder.

Eleven Lazy Llamas-Whitecap Books, 2004
Text and illustrations by Dianna Bonder

Leon's Song (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003)
Text by Stephanie Simpson McLellan, illustrated by Dianna Bonder

Three Royal Tales-Kids Can Press-2002
Written by Marilyn Helmer, illustrated by Dianna Bonder

Digging Canadian Dinosaurs (Whitecap Books, 2002)

Accidental Alphabet-Whitecap Books-2001
Written and illustrated by Dianna Bonder

A Pacific Alphabet-Whitecap Books-2000
Written by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Dianna Bonder

AWARDS:

Digging Canadian Dinosaurs
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2004 selection
Shortlisted for the 2004 Saskatchewan Book Awards – Children’s Literature

Eleven Lazy Llamas
Winner of Langley Christian School Student's Choice Award

Leon's Song
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2004 selection
Shortlisted for the 2006 Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award
Shortlisted for the 2006 Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award

A Pacific Alphabet
Shortlisted for the 2003 Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award

[BCBW 2008] "Kidlit" "Illustration"