Christina Wald has done illustration for over 40 children's books.

Research for her many animal books has led her to hang out with bat rescuers in Fort Wayne, IN to obtain reference for the illustrations of Little Red Bat to Yellowstone National Park for The Wild Life of Elk, a book from Mountain Press (A joint venture between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Forest Service) which was a finalist for a 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award.

In 2015 she traveled to the San Diego Zoo to take reference for Paws, Hoofs, and Wings Animal Heroes of the San Diego Zoo, an official children's book to celebrate the zoo's 2016 centennial. Camas and Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie out in November 2015 by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and funded by the American Prairie Reserve was recently featured on HuffPost Books and received a Skipping Stones Honor award.

Other books she has illustrated include: Cash Kat, I Want to Be a Crocodile, When Crabs Cross the Sand, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, Fibonacci Zoo, Animal Atlas, A Warm Winter Tail (winner of a 2013 Gelett Burgess Award), Why the Possum has a Large Grin, Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer, Black Beauty, Henry the Impatient Heron (winner of a 2010 Mom’s Choice Gold Award), Big Cats, Do Dolphins Really Smile and many others.

She has also done illustration and toy design for National Geographic, Encyclopedia Britannica, and Discovery Kids.

She has also worked on many officially licensed properties including games (Star Wars role playing game series and Middle Earth: Wizards, A Lord of the Rings collectable card game), Dragon Magazine, and G.I. Joe package illustration for Hasbro.

Clients include:

Scholastic Inc.
Sylvan Dell
Bloomsbury UK
Usborne Publishing
Intervisual Books
Parachute Publishing/Running Press
Tek Nek Toys/Encyclopedia Britannica
Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin
ABDO Group/Magic Wagon
Hachette Book Group
National Geographic
Oxford University Press
Storey Publishing
Kaplan Publishing
Pelican Publishing
Kids Books
Publications International, Ltd.
International Playthings
Walter Foster
Piggy Toes Press
Jakks Pacific
Wild Planet Toys
Houghton Mifflin
Bradford Exchange
Leapfrog, Inc.
Weekly Reader
Dragon Magazine
Wizards of the Coast
Hasbro Toy Group

My background is in product design. I have an BS in Industrial Design from University of Cincinnati.

Contact Info
513 661 0908
3416 Ridgewood Ave., Cincinnati
Ohio, 45211
United States
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