Milanka Reardon is co-Illustrator Coordinator for the New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is a graduate of the Children’s Book Illustration and the Natural Science Illustration Certificate programs at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her illustration of "A Beary Special Friend" won the R Michelson Galleries Emerging Artist Award at the NESCBWI 2016 conference. Her illustration of a dragon bridge won first place in the unpublished division in the NESCBWI poster showcase in 2012. Milanka's artwork has been displayed at the Wedeman Gallery's "Picture a Story" exhibit, the Warwick Museum of Art’s “Tell Me a Story” exhibit, at the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI and at the R Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. She lives with her family in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Milanka illustrated her first picture book, Noodles' and Albie's Birthday Surprise, which is a 2018 Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient. She is currently illustrating Who Will? Will You?, a picture book for Blue Whale Press, written by Sarah Hoppe. Who Will? Will You? will be released in the spring of 2019. You can find both books in the Books section of this website!
Paintings rendered in oil, pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil.