Words and Pictures


Represented by Cornell and Company Illustration and Design






Anna DiVito grew up in Montclair, NJ. When she was very young, she wandered into the library's children's area and was awed with the simple  beauty of putting words and pictures together. 

She has been obsessed ever since. 

Anna graduated from the Pratt Institute with a degree in Communication Design. Since then, she has held many jobs including architectural illustrator, emergency room clerk, hors d'oeuvres caterer, children's book designer, and children's illustrator and author.  

The Simon and Schuster marketing department nominated Anna's book,  Annie Oakley Saves The Day, for the 2005 Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction. Her work for the Dial/Puffin series, Why Does Your  Cat Meow, et al., received an ALA Pick of the List. A Lift-the-Flap for  Puffin, Ghost Town Trick-or-Treat, had been named an IRA/CBC Children's Choice.  

Anna lives with her family and energetic dog in upstate New York where she can reach out of her studio window and almost touch the Appalachian Trail.