Author Interviews About Books For Kids and Teens
Get to know your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors by reading our exclusive interviews. We love shining the spotlight on brilliant authors!
If you’re looking for a behind-the-scenes peek at the book-writing process, The Children’s Book Review is the place to be. When you read author interviews on our site, you’ll gain valuable insight into the creation of some of your favorite books. You’ll learn about everything from the inception of an idea to the final product on the shelves. But it’s not just the writing process that we explore. Our interviews also delve into authors’ lives and experiences that inspired their work. In addition, you’ll get to know authors on a more casual level by discovering their favorite snacks or which character from their book they’d want to hang out with.
We host interviews with authors from a range of genres and age groups, so there’s bound to be something that catches your eye. Check out our featured interviews, and then connect with us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook) to share your thoughts. Get ready for some serious inspiration!
Abby Hanlon discusses how she infuses authentic moments into her Dory Fantasmagory chapter books and proves that learning and play go hand-in-hand.
Caldecott-winning author-illustrator Matthew Cordell discusses the Cornbread and Poppy series and building a cozy and entertaining world.
Get ready to be inspired as you learn about Remy Lai’s latest graphic novel, Ghost Book, which beautifully deals with the difficult theme of grief.
Learn about award-winning author-illustrator Carin Berger, her love for books, childhood memories, and the inspiration behind her latest book, In The Night Garden.
Todd Parr shares his journey to becoming an author and illustrator, inspired by his struggles in school and desire to help kids feel better about themselves.
The talented author-illustrator Kaz Windness joined us to give an exclusive insight into her picture book, Bitsy Bat, School Star.
Newbery, Geisel, and Caldecott honoree Grace Lin and NYT bestselling author Kate Messner have partnered on the picture book Once Upon a Book.
In this episode, we have a seat at the cool kids’ table as award-winning picture book creators Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson talk about Twenty Questions.
In this episode, bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat talks about his graphic novel memoir A First Time for Everything.
In this episode, it’s a trifecta of guests! Caldecott Honor Book winners Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal, and bestselling author Julie Fogliano.