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

Which five words best describe The Storybook Knight? Helen Docherty: Colorful, adventurous, witty, surprising, heart-warming.

When he is not writing and illustrating, Thomas Docherty spends much of his time visiting schools and libraries to meet his readers and help them create their own stories.

Go Inside the Studio wth Nancy Tillman, Creator of You and Me and the Wishing Tree, and Discover her Creative Process.

They All Saw a Cat is Brendan Wenzel's debut picture book as both the author and illustrator. It is a celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination.

The Magic Mask, by Pamela Stadnyk, is an illustrated children’s book about a young girl who overcomes her fear of water.

Lauren Palermo is a lover of photography, books, and all things art. We chatted about picture book Clicky Jules: Love is All Around.

Which five words best describe The Voyage to Magical North? Claire Fayers: Swashbuckling, pirates, sea monsters, librarians.

Mike Wohnoutka illustrated This is NOT a Cat. He has previously teamed up with David LaRochelle on the book Moo! (Bloomsbury), which was awarded ALA Notable Book, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a CBC Blue Ribbon Book, and several state

Gareth Lucas studied illustration at Brighton and has been published internationally, often collaborating with his wife, who is also an illustrator.

David Neilsen is the author of odd, weird, supernatural, and occasionally slightly disturbing stories. His debut novel, Doctor Fell and the Playground of Doom, is a Middle Grade horror story