Kristi Kangilaski is a picture book author from Estonia, as well as an illustrator, book and graphic designer and an art teacher. Kangilaski graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in graphic design in 2013 and published her first picture book in 2012. The Sun Goes on Holiday won a significant number of exceptional Estonian children’s literature awards and, in 2018, was published in Chinese. In 2014, Kangilaski’s second picture book Tiu and the Dove was selected for the White Ravens catalogue. In 2019, she won second place in the Knee-High Book Competition with her manuscript The Great Knight. Besides authoring her own picture books, Kangilaski has illustrated eight children’s books. Powerful imagery, swift lines, strong shapes, and attention to details characterize her artwork.
2022 Good Children’s Book (Kristi Kangilaski. The Good Feeling)
2021 Nominee of the Annual Children's Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (The Great Knight) 2019 The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (The Great Knight) 2017 Good Children’s Book (Epp Petrone. Magic Words) The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Els Heinsalu. Eureka!) 2015 The White Ravens (Tiu and the Dove) The Knee-High Book Competition, honourable mention (Lana Vatsel. Somebody Always Cares) 2014 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Tiu and the Dove) 2013 5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kristiina Kass. Dream Bird’s Nest) The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Epp Petrone. Guess?) 2012 Good Children’s Book (The Sun Goes on a Holiday) 2011 The Knee-High Book Competition, honourable mention (The Sun Goes on Holiday)