Cindy Derby

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Print
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Signed hardcover copy of Outside In (written by Deborah Underwood)

Illustrator’s Biography

Cindy Derby is an author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for children. In 2021 she won a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in Outside In. The New York Times describes her work as “profound” and “wonderfully out of control.” Cindy lives in San Francisco.

“When I was a kid, I enjoyed taking photographs of my two cats, decorating miniature shoe boxes with armadillos and making creeping drawings of all my crushes. When I got older, I went to theater school for many years where I trained to be a performer and a puppeteer. I built and designed puppets all over the world and performed one-woman puppetry shows.

Today, I spend my time creating picture books. I think of a picture book as a stage for all these characters in my head to come to life. They are full of mischief. And I like that. In my free time, I enjoy building apartments for insects out of old Band-Aid boxes & taking road trips in my camper van with my beagle, Banjo.”

Learn more about Cindy on her website.


The live auction will be from December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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Cindy Derby has generously donated her work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.