Meet our illustrator

Introducing Deb Hudson

Our 2021 Premiers’ Reading Challenge illustrator is Deb Hudson, whose whimsical illustrations carry you off to fantastic places and worlds.

In 2021 the Challenge encourages young readers to ‘open up a new world’ by reading a good book. Deb’s illustrations bring this theme to life, with dreamy images of boats sailing on clouds, rockets to outer space, and jungles peeking out from the pages of a book.

Deb is a Victorian illustrator who lives in Melbourne with her husband, three kids, an energetic border collie and bright yellow canary. She has recently illustrated the Zola series from award winning author and 2020 Challenge author Melina Marchetta and published through Penguin Books Australia.