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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

Children’s author Annie Parnell, the great-granddaughter of Betty MacDonald, is the creator of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book series. 60 years later, Parnell has joined forces with Ann M. Martin to create Missy Piggle-Wiggle.

Get to know Allie Navarro—seventh-grader/computer coder/soccer player—from Tamara Ireland Stone’s Click'd, an empowering novel for young girls that combines friendship and first crushes with computer programming.

An Interview with Brigette Barrager about Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True. Unicorns, Rainbows, and Illustrating Picture Books!

Come inside the studio of Erica Sirotich. Her artwork has graced kids' publications, toy packaging, greeting cards, websites, and apps.

Susanna Chapman studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and now designs children's books for a publisher outside Boston.

Learn a little more about BODY PARTS, and Jessica Kapp as an author.

Which five words best describe Double Take! A New Look at Opposites? Susan Hood: Closer reflections, new perceptions—perfection!

We had a chat with Aunt Gladys Tulving from David Neilsen’s Beyond the Doors, a dark and creepy, humor-laced tale about four siblings who discover a mysterious world where secrets hide around every corner.

It’s Just So … Little is the second book starring your effervescent Lizzy character. Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco discussed why they picked the theme of preparing to be a big sister for this new story.

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.