Maria S. Costa is a talented new author and illustrator. She created her first children’s book at the age of nine, and her passion for working in this genre has flourished ever since.

Maria has an MA in Children’s Books Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Her debut picture book How to Find a Friend is published in the UK by Oxford University Press and in the US by Clarion Books. International rights have also been sold in Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Taiwanese and Australian.

Maria’s illustrations are inspired by patterns, textures, vintage images, books, films, people, art, travel and everyday life. She works on children’s books for all ages, from board books to full-length chapter books.

  • "A picture book worth finding and befriending." Kirkus
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