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

Interview sponsored by Alyssa Devine The Children’s Book Review | May 22, 2017 Author Showcase The Hypnotist is a murder mystery/thriller. What draws you to the murder mystery genre? That’s a great question, Bianca. It would be easy to say I’m influenced, for the

Pepe Builds a Nest is a story about making the right choices and standing up to bullies. Dr. Theodore J. Cohen discusses the book and more.

Author Joe Beernink talks to us about his young adult book 'Nowhere Wild' and novel writing.

Laurie Forest lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she dreams up tales full of dryads, dragons and wands. The Black Witch is her debut novel

Discover why Will Hillenbrand makes art, what inspires him, and the art medium he used to create his newest published book Share, Big Bear, Share!

Which five words best describe The Scattering? Kimberly McCreight: Suspenseful, harrowing, timely, moving, surprising.

The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate is a Western at heart with some steampunk influences. Find out what inspired Eric Bower to write the novel.

A heart-to-heart with Crow from Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea, the moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family.

Tim Miller is the author-artist of Moo Moo in a Tutu, Snappsy the Alligator, and the the illustrator of the middle grade Hamstersaurus Rex books.

My Writing and Reading Life: Johanna Hurwitz, Author of Double or Nothing with the Two and Only Kelly Twins