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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

Bill Cotter is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Don’t Push the Button! series, now with over 1 million copies sold worldwide.

We talked to Danielle Svetcov about why she chose to write this particular story, as well as discussing some of her favorite children's books, and also got some hot tips for aspiring authors.

The Moon Show is an entertaining picture book that introduces the moons from our solar system to young readers ages four and up.

Find out what inspired Jennifer Dawson to write Danny and the Moon.

Which five words best describe You Loves Ewe? Cece Bell: Love. Silly. Homonyms. Confusion. Persnickety.

The Girl That Could Do Anything is a picture book that pays homage to the accomplishments of black women, but also a reminder to girls and boys of all ages, shapes, and sizes that anything is possible.

Find out what inspired Justine Avery to write sweet picture book What Wonders Do You See … When You Dream?

Carin Berger, The Pen and Ink Brigade's fearless leader, and Salina Alko, the expert of extras, discuss the art show, how The Pen and Ink Brigade came to be, and what this pink community means to them.

Melissa Campesi tells us how her experience as an ESL teacher inspired her to write I Am An English-Language Learner.

We’re excited to have Shea Ernshaw on TCBR again for her new book, WINTERWOOD.