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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

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.

Which five words best describe Weird Little Robots? Carolyn Crimi: Quirky, magical, tender, scientific, funny.

Yamada's joy and appreciation for life combined with Barouch's deep love of nature has created an inspiring and absolutely stunning book that will undoubtedly speak to people of all ages.

Kobi Yamada is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of many inspiring gift books as well as the president of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things.

Lindsay Lackey has trained as an opera singer, worked in children’s and teen services at a public library, and worked for a major publishing house in publicity and marketing. All the Impossible Things is her debut novel.

Alane Adams is an author, professor, and literacy advocate. Here we discuss her latest book series Witches of Orkney.

Chris Van Dusen won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award for If I Built a House. In addition to his own books, Chris has illustrated Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson and Tales from Deckawoo Drive chapter book series.

Author Skila Brown and illustrator Jamey Christoph discuss their picture book, Clackety Track.

Elizabeth Lim is the author of Spin the Dawn (out 7.9.19 with Knopf BFYR) and Reflection: A Twisted Tale (Disney Press).

Which five words best describe Everything is Connected? Jason Gruhl: Curious, Fun, Honest, Respectful, Big

At its core, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self-worth. Author Laurie Morrison discusses her reading ad writing life.

Which five words best describe Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas That Changed the World? Don Brown: Surprising, provocative, revealing, informative, and funny! 

Susan Choi's is an award-winning novelist. Camp Tiger is her first book for children.

Jasper & Ollie is Alex Willan's first book. His love of drawing led him to earn a BFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.

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.