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Maureen Grenier Discusses Her Latest Soccer “Whodunit”

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maureen Grenier Discusses Her Latest Soccer “Whodunit”

Maureen Grenier is a free-lance writer, editor and researcher, which gives her the time to write mystery stories. She has finished several and finalized three—two mystery books for children, which she also illustrated, and a murder mystery for adults. With plenty more to come from Grenier, we know you’ll enjoy getting to know her in this interview about her “Viking Club Mystery” series.

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Deborah Underwood & Claudia Rueda Discuss “Here Comes the Easter Cat”

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Deborah Underwood & Claudia Rueda Discuss “Here Comes the Easter Cat”

It’s rare that an author and illustrator get to work closely together while creating a picture book—this makes it very fun to get a peek into a conversation between a picture book duo that have been paired together by an editor and live in two different countries. In the case of the adorable Here Comes the Easter Cat, bestselling author Deborah Underwood wanted to know how award-winning illustrator Claudia Rueda managed to capture both Cat’s crankiness and his sweetness.

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Illustration Inspiration: Diane Goode

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Diane Goode

DIANE GOODE has illustrated 55 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best seller, FOUNDING MOTHERS and the Caldecott Honor Book, WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS.

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Illustration Inspiration: Angela Dominguez

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Angela Dominguez

As a child, Angela Dominguez loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both professionally.

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Illustration Inspiration: Christian Robinson

| January 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Illustration Inspiration: Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson is an illustrator of picture books. In 2008, he earned a BFA in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts and has worked at both Pixar Studios and Sesame Street Workshop. Christian likes to blur the line between work and play and he lives in San Francisco.

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My Writing & Reading Life: Melissa Guion

| January 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
My Writing & Reading Life: Melissa Guion

Melissa Guion’s first picture book, Baby Penguins Everywhere!, was selected for The Original Art 2012, an exhibition of the year’s best illustrated children’s books.

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A Conversation with Anne Rockwell and Melissa Iwai

| May 14, 2013 | 3 Comments
A Conversation with Anne Rockwell and Melissa Iwai

Anne Rockwell and Melissa Iwai, author and illustrator (respectively) converse about their latest book, TRUCK STOP (Viking/Penguin, May 2013)

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Billy Steers Discusses the Lovable “Tractor Mac” Series

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Billy Steers Discusses the Lovable “Tractor Mac” Series

Steers introduced the first children’s book that he both wrote and illustrated, Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm—originally published by Golden Books. He has continued to create and self-publish more children’s books in his Tractor Mac series. We talked to him about the inspiration behind the lovable Tractor Mac and why kids so readily embrace books about “things that go.”

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Sara Woster: Talented Painter, Writer, Illustrator, and Animator

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sara Woster: Talented Painter, Writer, Illustrator, and Animator

It’s a great pleasure to share Sara Woster’s captivating new Book Set 3 (just published by Home Grown Books) with our TCBR readers.

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Profile with Illustrator Lisa Congdon

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Profile with Illustrator Lisa Congdon

Lisa is an incredibly talented painter and designer much in demand these days. Her latest book Imogen, written by Amy Novesky, details the great passion Imogen Cunningham committed to her groundbreaking photography and her three growing boys. We’re delighted to share our chat about becoming an artist, unusual animals, and all things Imogen!

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