"Oak" from "We Are Branches" © 2024 Beth Krommes


I am a children's book illustrator, wood engraver, painter, and pattern designer. In 2009, I received the Caldecott award for my illustrations in The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson.

Reading books with my children at bedtime was a highlight of my life as a parent. I loved to see what my daughters noticed in each illustration and what moved them. Those cozy evenings curled up with books inform my work as a children's book illustrator. I hope my books will create happy memories for you and your family.

Artist's proofs of my children's book illustrations are available. Please see the contact page for more information.

You can find me on Instagram @bethkrommes.

NEW! We Are Branches by Joyce Sidman, with my illustrations.