Author and Illustrator Interviews


Get to know authors and illustrators by reading our exclusive interviews. Discover how their own life experiences shape their books, take a peek inside their studios, and find out the secrets behind creative processes. Read on …


Interviews with Children's Book authors and illustratorsIn this section of The Children’s Book Review you’ll find interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators that cover a myriad of age groups and genres. We love shining the spotlight on both authors and illustrators and getting to know what makes them tick, discovering their inspirations, and finding out more about their books from concept to publication. To get you started, here are some of our more recent author and illustrator interviews:

Claire Fayers, Author of The Voyage to Magical North

Join Tara Lazar and S. Britt Bantering About Normal Norman

Q&A with Hervé Tullet (Yes, It Rhymes)

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Author and Illustrator Interviews

The SEEKER series immediately draws you in, and is unique enough to demand second and third readings. Get to know a little more about the series and Arwen Elys Dayton.

Which five words best describe Survivor Diaries: Overboard!? Terry Lynn Johnson: Intense. Chilling. Immediate. Factual. Exciting.

Get to know Morris Mole from Dan Yaccarino’s Morris Mole, a heartwarming tale about finding your own courage.

Here's a lovely chance to listen in on author Kallie George and illustrator Stephanie Graegin as they discuss the delightful series Heartwood Hotel.

Always drawing inspiration from her own two children, Yvonne Jones loves to write. Here she discusses Lil Foot the Monster Truck.

Get to know Stella Glass from Jaleigh Johnson’s The Quest to the Uncharted Lands, another magical and thrilling stand-alone adventure set in the world of Solace!

In the case of the hilarious LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST picture books, Josh Funk is from the US and Brendan Kearney is from the UK. After already collaborating on 2 books together, this is the first time they

Writer and illustrator Marty Kelley lives in NH. His picture book, Twelve Terrible Things (Tricycle Press), received a starred review in School Library Journal and a glowing write-up in The New York Times by none other than Lemony Snickett.

Which five words best describe Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission? Dan Gutman: Exciting! Dangerous! Historic! Dramatic! Unbelievable!

Get to know Dimple Shah from Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi, a charming romantic comedy about two young people who fall for each other in spite of themselves (Simon Pulse; May 30, 2017).