Salina Yoon is the creator of dozens of
innovative books for the very young. She specializes in developing
novelty formats that are unique and interactive, including the foil
tab, furry face, and slide-up series. Her bright and bold
illustrations fill each one, most of which she wrote and designed.
Ms. Yoon has published with Scholastic Inc, Simon & Schuster,
and now exclusively publishes with Penguin Young Readers Group.
Born in Busan, Korea, in 1972, Salina Yoon moved with her parents
and sister to the United States at the early age of four. Here, she
graduated with honors from the notable Los Angeles County High
School for the Arts, California State University of Northridge with
a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, then finally attended
the prestigious art school, Art Center College of Design, in
Pasadena, California with a major in Illustration. She worked as a
book designer and art director for three years before freelancing
on her own.
"A Salina Yoon Book," a new brand of books published by Price
Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, will be
launched in Spring '07, offering at least 10 books a year by book
creator, Salina Yoon.
She lives with her husband, Chris Polentz, with their two young
sons in San Marcos, California.