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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

Deborah Freedman is a trained architect who now works as an author/illustrator. She is the author-illustrator of Carl and the Meaning of Life.

Which five words best describe Hedy Lamarr's Double Life? Laurie Wallmark: Surprising, fascinating, informative, inspiring, science-y

James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series.

Which five words best describe New Kid? Jerry Craft: Funny, Thought-Provoking, Conversation-Starter, Honest, Comforting

Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are the co-authors behind the Epic Fails series, a hilarious look at some of history's most legendary failures—perfect for history buffs, non-fiction fans, and reluctant readers. 

Poet and writer, M.H. Clark, has received multiple awards, including the Washington State Book Award and two Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Her newest book, Tiger Days, is a must-have picture book for helping young readers explore and embrace their feelings.

Get To Know Roona Louise Mulroney from Shaunta Grimes’ The Astonishing Maybe, a middle grade novel that beautifully portrays the meaning of family and friendship.

Get To Know Duck Embry from Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester’s The Fang of Bonfire Crossing, "rip-roaring" middle-grade adventure.

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it—from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the cycles of nature, and more.

It’s Just a Bunnypalooza, is the third book in the series. Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco discuss this latest book here

Jake Burt is an award-winning author of middle grade fiction, including Greetings from Witness Protection!, The Right Hook of Devin Velma, The Tornado (Fall 2019), and Cleo Porter and the Body Electric (Fall 2020).

From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt, Rob Buyea, comes the sequel to The Perfect Score. Learn about The Perfect Secret and Rob's writing and reading life.

Brigid Kemmerer discusses A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a NYT Bestseller.

Karen Benke is the author of several books, including Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing, Leap Write In! featuring more adventures in creative writing, and Write Back Soon: Adventures in Letter Writing.

Padma Venkatraman is the author of The Bridge Home. She was born in Chennai, India, and became an American citizen after attaining a Ph.D. in oceanography.

Henry Winterbottom and the Feeling Rainbow has been written and illustrated to help children understand emotions through Henry’s experience with a colorful spectrum of feelings.

Which five words best describe No Boring Stories? Julie Falatko: Silly, Unboring, Gorgeously Illustrated, Autobiographical

Which five words best describe Saving Winslow? Sharon Creech: Gentle, funny, Creechian, sincere, poignant

Introducing Tickle Plenty, the brave, smart, curious ten-year-old girl who lives in a house constructed of chocolate chip cookies, surrounded by a forest filled with glowing leaves of all the colors of the rainbow.

Which five words best describe Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl? Susan Lubner:  Hope, Signs, Family, Friendship, Cats