It's time to get to know your favorite (or soon to be favorite) illustrators by reading our exclusive interviews! Get ready to feast your eyes on some truly super artwork.
Artwork is a very important part of children’s books, especially picture books and graphic novels, and now many chapter books too. When you read an illustrator interview on The Children’s Book Review, you’ll often get an insiders look or a behind the scenes visit of the illustrator’s studio and creative process. You could also learn how the illustrator’s own life experiences shaped their artwork and storytelling abilities, or what their most used art supply is, or which children’s book character they would love to create artwork with. With so many featured illustrators, there is certainly something for everyone here, but we wonder which illustrators will be or are your faves. Be sure to let us know through our Twitter handle, and share your thoughts with us on Instagram or Facebook with #thechildrensbookreview.
To get you started, here are some of our more recent illustrator interviews:
Be sure to peruse through the illustrator interviews below, you’ll be so glad you did!
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.