About Doug Cushman
Since 1978 Doug Cushman has illustrated over 125 children’s books, thirty or so of which he wrote as well. Among his many honors he has gained a place on the New York Times Children’s Best Sellers list and on the 2003 Children’s Literature Choice list. The first book of his popular beginning reader series featuring Aunt Eater was a Reading Rainbow Book. He has received a National Cartoonist’s Society Reuben Award for Book Illustration, the 2004 Christopher Award for his book illustrations, a 2007 and 2010 Maryland Blue Crab Award and the 2009 California Young Readers Medal. He illustrated the best selling “Can’t Do” series, including What Dads Can’t Do and What Moms Can’t Do for Simon and Schuster. His recent titles include Halloween Good Night and Christmas Eve Good Night, (which received a starred review from Kirkus). His first book of poems, Pigmares, came out with Charlesbridge in 2012. 2014 saw Pumpkin Time! (illustrated by Doug and written by our own Erzsi Deak!) from Sourcebooks. He has displayed his original art in France, Romania and the USA, including the prestigious Original Art, the annual children’s book art show at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. He is fan of mystery novels and plays slide guitar horribly. He enjoys cooking, traveling, eating and absorbing French culture and good wine—even designing a wine label for a Burgundy wine maker—in his home in France.