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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

The CLOUDLAND series, about a magical world hidden from our eyes in the clouds, is the first project Chip Hill has launched since his retirement.

Work It, Girl is an empowering series of biographies featuring modern women in the world of work, from designers and musicians to CEOs and scientists.

Which five words best describe World So Wide? Alison McGhee: Wonder. Love. New. Gentle. Family.

Check out Lyla Lee’s fun selfie with the Mindy Kim chapter book series. Learn more about these fab new books, too.

Eat the Cake is an inspirational and joyful treat for readers of all ages and we have the scoop (an interview à la mode, if we may).

Which five words best describe The Heart of a Whale? Anna Pignataro: Hopeful, heart-warming, soulful, magical, comforting.

Jennifer Berne is the award-winning author of picture book biographies: MANFISH: A Story of Jacques Cousteau; ON A BEAM OF LIGHT: A Story of Albert Einstein; and LOOK UP WITH ME: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars.

In addition to her lifelong acting career, Danica McKellar is an internationally-recognized mathematician and advocate for math education.

Bill Cotter is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Don’t Push the Button! series, now with over 1 million copies sold worldwide.

We talked to Danielle Svetcov about why she chose to write this particular story, as well as discussing some of her favorite children's books, and also got some hot tips for aspiring authors.

The Moon Show is an entertaining picture book that introduces the moons from our solar system to young readers ages four and up.

Find out what inspired Jennifer Dawson to write Danny and the Moon.

Which five words best describe You Loves Ewe? Cece Bell: Love. Silly. Homonyms. Confusion. Persnickety.

The Girl That Could Do Anything is a picture book that pays homage to the accomplishments of black women, but also a reminder to girls and boys of all ages, shapes, and sizes that anything is possible.

Find out what inspired Justine Avery to write sweet picture book What Wonders Do You See … When You Dream?

Melissa Campesi tells us how her experience as an ESL teacher inspired her to write I Am An English-Language Learner.

We’re excited to have Shea Ernshaw on TCBR again for her new book, WINTERWOOD.

Gloria Chao discusses Our Wayward Fate, her writing, and what's to come.

Which five words best describe Pippa’s Night Parade? Lisa Robinson: Imagination-Creativity-Monsters-Books-Fashion

Giovanna combined her passions for books, social change, and French Bulldogs in the first children’s book, Thor the Troublemaker.