Elina Sildre

Elina Sildre (1980) is an illustrator and comic artist who graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in graphic design. She has illustrated over 30 children’s books and contributed to the children’s magazines Täheke and Mesimumm. Sildre has also created illustrations and comics for anthologies, textbooks, and activity books. The artist has been awarded in the 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books and the Knee-High Book competitions.

Illustrated books

My Stomach

2019

My Head

2019

My Arms

2018

My legs

2010

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Awards

2022
Bologna Ragazzi Award, 100 amazing books (Indrek Koff. Where'd the Kids Go?)

2021
Karl Eduard Sööt Children's Poetry Award (Indrek Koff. Where'd the Kids Go?)
Raisin of the Year Award (Indrek Koff. Where'd the Kids Go?)
25 Best Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit (Indrek Koff. Where'd the Kids Go?)
Raisin of the Year award for the most remarkable children’s book of the year (Indrek Koff. Where'd the Kids Go?)
Good Children's Book (Indrek Koff. Where'd the Kids Go?)

2020
2021 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Special Prize of the Jury (Kadri Hinrikus. Dachshund and Dane)
2019
The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Monika Undo. The Scarecrow is Looking for Work); Prize for the Idea (Joonas and Elina Sildre. Fourlegged Helper)
2013
Ideas Competition for Scientific illustrations, 3rd place
2010
5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit, Special Prize of the Jury (Marta Sillaots. Armi and the Old Crow)
2008
The Knee-High Book Competition, honorary mention (Elina Sildre. Dogs)

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