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Author Interviews

 

Get to know your favorite (or soon to be favorite) authors by reading our exclusive interviews. We love shining the spotlight on brilliant authors!

 

Children's Book author interviews

When you read an author interview on The Children’s Book Review, it’s likely that you will discover some of the secrets behind the book writing process from concept to published book, how the author’s own life experiences shaped their book(s), or what they like to snack on while writing, or which character from their book they would prefer to go on vacation with. We have featured authors that cover a myriad of age groups and genres, and there is certainly something for everyone here.

To get you started, here are some of our more recent author interviews:

E.K. Johnston Discusses A Thousand Nights

Donna Gephart, Author of Lily and Dunkin | Speed Interview

The Rise of Graphic Novels

Be sure to browse all of the interviews below. Once you have checked out an author interview or two, connect with us through our Twitter handle, and share your thoughts with us on Instagram or Facebook with #thechildrensbookreview. It’s time to be inspired … with the “write” stuff!

Author Interviews

Shani Mahiri King is the father of a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son, for whom he wrote Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter (2021).

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

This selfie of Joanna Ho was taken exactly one week before EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS was released into the world.

In this interview, Bethan Woollvin discusses her latest picture book, Bo the Brave. She is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art.

Gloria Chao discusses her latest young adult fiction book, RENT A BOYFRIEND.

Cleo Can Tie a Bow is a part of the A Rabbit and Fox Story series that teaches kids how to tie knots.

Here we discuss Kathy Halliday Johnston's Finding Lisa and the wonderful message it imparts on young readers.

Here we get to know all about Maureen Wright's writing and reading life, as well as her new picture book Super Rooster Saves the Day—a hilarious farmyard romp!

With a list of picture books and board books in the double digits, Sherri is making her chapter book debut with the sweet and funny Revver the Speedway Squirrel (Bloomsbury Children’s). It’s a fantastic segway from picture books to chapter

Get to know Lorena from Award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s Saucy, an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig.

In Boon On The Moon, the first book from The Booniverse, John extends his love of sci-fi/fantasy into storytelling for the page instead of the screen. We chatted with him about the story, his writing process, and the entertaining characters.

We're thrilled to share this conversation with Sophie Blackall in which we dove deep into the meaning and the creative process behind IF YOU COME TO EARTH.

Josh Funk is a software engineer and the author of books like the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, including Short and Sweet.

Rosanne A. Brown discusses her debut novel, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN—already on the New York Time’s Bestseller list!

Which five words best describe Stealing Mt. Rushmore? Daphne Kalmar: Heartbreak, Hope, Awakening, Betrayal, Family

Laura Purdie Salas is an award-winning author of more than 125 books for children, including CLOVER GOES TO KITTYGARTEN.

A newspaper columnist, editor, and award-winning game designer, Patrick Matthews’ first novel was published by Scholastic in 2013. Here we discuss his third published novel, Bradley’s Dragons.

We're so excited to get roaring along with Bianca Schulze's DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON!

America, meet Gizmo, the fun-loving canine candidate who is cruising the campaign trail and joining paws with his best pals to save the seas.

Chad Sell's first children's graphic novel was The Cardboard Kingdom, which he illustrated and co-wrote with a team of ten collaborators. Doodleville is his first full-length solo project.