Benson Shum is a award winning children's book author and illustrator. He uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. His books, Anzu the Great Listener and Anzu the Great Kaiju were selected as Kid's Indie Next List Recommended by American Booksellers Association. Alex's Good Fortune was selected to be part of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. And both Little Seed and Anzu the Great Kaiju was a Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Book for Kids.

Anzu the Great Kaiju was also awarded the Sakura Medal and Children's Literature Council of Souther California (CLCSC) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Emotional Literature.

     Aside from writing and illustrating, Benson is also an Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2, Encanto and Wish. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California.

Coming soon:


IMAGINE YOU AND ME (Dial Books for Young Readers/PRH 2024)
MOONCAKES MEAN FAMILY (Penguin Workshop/PRH 2024)

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