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

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

Ashley Poston is a part-time author and full-time fangirl. Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom

Benjamin Schipper is the illustrator of Henry and the Chalk Dragon. Get to know more about him and his latest book.

Get to know Alice from Jennifer E. Smith's gorgeously written and moving novel Windfall.

Tracy Bryan talks about the inspiration for the book “Too Many Things.”

Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Recognized as “the queen of children’s music” (People magazine), Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC.

In a courageous debut novel, Holly M. McGhee explores the loss that shakes one girl’s world — and the unexpected consequences of the things we do for love.

Which five words best describe You’re Welcome Universe? Whitney Gardner: Graffiti, Fury, Friendship, Fingerspelling, and Fire.