Miri Leshem-Pelly

Miri as a baby. It’s never too early to start reading...
Miri at age 7, dressed as a painter
Miri’s drawing from first grade notebook

About me

I’m an author and illustrator of children’s books. I love using my imagination to create new worlds out of words and colors. I have published 17 children’s books so far, and I love meeting with my young readers on author visits (in-person or virtually). 

I live in Israel, in a city called Hadera, with my husband and two children, and when I’m not writing or illustrating, I enjoy reading books, going on nature hikes, and watching funny movies.

When I was a child…

I’ve always been fascinated by books. As a child I loved reading books and diving into a world of imagination and adventure.

I also loved writing my own stories and poems and my biggest passion was drawing.

I feel so lucky that I’ve been able to turn these childhood hobbies into my profession.
I love writing and illustrating for children because they are creative, curious, and full of imagination.