About MeI earn a living by creating imaginative content for books, editorial & advertising and digital media by illustrating, writing and designing.

I have + read more been hired to do so by Owl Press, Highlights Magazine, Tradewind Books, British Columbia's Knowledge Network, Silk Web Publishing, Simply Read Books, Saatchi&Saatchi, Arena Verlag and more.

I can also be booked for visits to schools and libraries.

Originally from a small town outside of Frankfurt in Germany, I now live in Vancouver, Canada. Show Less

My Work Speaker Info Contact Me
You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Board Books
  • Picture Books
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Educational & Information Books
  • Games & Apps

Published WorksPrinzessin Piepenbrink und der fuerchterlich nette Drache
Karin M. Anders (Author)
Christina Leist (Illustrator)
Arena Verlag, January, 2016
Ages 6 and up
Hardcover, 56 pages
German language
ISBN: 978-3-401-70666-5

I Love You One to Ten
Caroline Adderson (Author)
Christina Leist (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books, September 15. 2015
Ages 2 – 5
Hardcover, 32 pages
English language
ISBN: 9781554987085

Virginia Schwartz (Author)
Christina Leist (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books, 2011
Ages 8-11
ISBN: 9781896580876

On My Walk
Kari-Lynn Winters (Author)
Christina Leist (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books, 2010
Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-896580-61-6

Jack the Bear
Christina Leist (Author/Illustrator)
Simply Read Books, 2009
40 pp, Hardcover
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 3-7
ISBN 978-1-894965-97-2

The Graveyard Hounds
Vi Hughes (Author)
Christina Leist (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books
Ages 8-12
978-1-896580-27-2 · Hardcover · 2008
978-1-896580-49-4 · Paperback · 2009

Baaaad Animals
Tiffany Stone (Author)
Christina Leist (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books, 2006
Ages 6-9
ISBN: 1-896580-36-X

Speaking InformationI want to engage and inspire.

Preschool to grade 5: My 50 minute presentations include: readings from my book and magazine stories, imaginary travels, + read more songs, costumes, doodling exercises and drawing requests from students. The kids will get to talk about their creative lives and I will answer their questions in return and sign books after the presentation.

Grade 6 to 12: These 50 minute presentations include: Daily creativity, character development and its process, creativity exercises, the beauty of making mistakes, a look into my work and books. I am available to answer questions and sign books after the presentation. Show Less

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School

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Testimonials“Christina brought the poetry alive for the students in my kindergarten classroom through her + read more illustrations and entertaining. Would have her back in a heartbeat!”

—Jessie Wilkes, Champlain Heights Elemantary School Show Less
“Christina was one of the most inspiring presenters we have had at our school… . Our students + read more especially enjoyed the interactive activities that both got their creative juices flowing and also helped solidify the concept of character development… . She has a natural ability to connect to teens and her genuine passion for her craft shines through all she does.”

–—Sarah Evans, ESL Teacher, Byrne Creek Secondary School Show Less
“Christina’s presentation was super exciting, engaging, and unforgettable.
It was a great + read more pleasure working with her to deliver the event. Her effort, punctuality, and thoughtful preparation was very much appreciated. … – it really made each and every (student) … feel special”

–— Misha Mazur, Deloitte Show Less

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