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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

Which five words best describe Hedy Lamarr's Double Life? Laurie Wallmark: Surprising, fascinating, informative, inspiring, science-y

Odeta Xheka is an artist and author. Most recently, she has published Here Comes Ingo, a picture book invested in open ended creative experiences.

The Children’s Book Review | May 15, 2019 James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series. James Riley's Selfie with The Revenge of Magic THE REVENGE OF MAGIC,

Which five words best describe New Kid? Jerry Craft: Funny, Thought-Provoking, Conversation-Starter, Honest, Comforting

Luke Flowers has illustrated over 42 children’s books. In this interview we talk about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers.

Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are the co-authors behind the Epic Fails series, a hilarious look at some of history's most legendary failures—perfect for history buffs, non-fiction fans, and reluctant readers. 

Poet and writer, M.H. Clark, has received multiple awards, including the Washington State Book Award and two Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Her newest book, Tiger Days, is a must-have picture book for helping young readers explore and embrace their feelings.

Get To Know Roona Louise Mulroney from Shaunta Grimes’ The Astonishing Maybe, a middle grade novel that beautifully portrays the meaning of family and friendship.

Get To Know Duck Embry from Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester’s The Fang of Bonfire Crossing, "rip-roaring" middle-grade adventure.

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it—from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the cycles of nature, and more.