Joyce Wan


Joyce Wan is an author and illustrator of best-selling books for children such as “You Are My Cupcake,” “The Whale in My Swimming Pool,” “Peek-A-Boo Farm,” and “Sleepyheads.”

Joyce designed a greeting card when she was in first grade for a city-wide greeting card design contest sponsored by the Art Institute of Boston. The design won first place and was subsequently sold through a major department store chain. Twenty years later, that design would inspire her to launch her own design studio where she designed and sold greeting cards, apparel, and gifts to shops and boutiques all over the world. This led her to children’s book publishing after meeting an art director at a gift trade show. Her first book “Greetings from Kiwi and Pear” was published in 2009. Since then, she has published over 30 books for children which have sold a combined total of over 1 million copies worldwide.

Joyce is the recipient of the Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy from Reach Out and Read of Greater New York which recognizes children’s book authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children. Joyce’s book “Dream Big,” a board book that honors 15 female icons and trailblazers throughout history, was selected for the 2020 The Amelia Bloomer Book List presented by the American Library Association.

Joyce is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter. She hopes to spread joy through all her work, inspire people to embrace the spirit of childhood, and follow their dreams.

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