Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army’s magazine, and was the art director of two children’s magazines and a writer of a monthly column in a computer magazine, before moving to New York to study illustration in Parsons - The New School for Design.
Today, she is a full time illustrator and author who also works in textile design and ceramics.
Her debut author/illustrated picture book, I AM A CAT, was published by Abrams Books for Young Readers in 2018, received 3 star reviews, and was translated into 14 languages.
A new board book edition was published in 2022.
Her second picture book, LEYLA, was published May 2019, with a starred review from PW, was named as a Summer 2019 Gold Standard Selection by the Junior Library Guild and was translated into 7 languages.
Her Third book, The Pumpernickel Daffodil, Will be published in June 2023.
Galia lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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