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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

For Soldier Song (by Debbie Levy), on top of a lot of visual research on the Civil War, I wanted to create a silkscreen and woodblock print effect for the entire eighty pages of the book.

Which five words best describe SOLDIER SONG: A TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR? Debbie Levy: We’re all in this together.

"Glasses" is a positive book about babies and toddlers wearing glasses. Read all about it in this discussion with author Ann Gwinn Zawistoski.

Get to know Caterpillar from Kat Kronenberg's Dream Big, a richly illustrated picture book.

Which five words best describe Flying Lessons and Other Stories? Ellen Oh: Best Stories in the World!

Another adventure story from Inca the extraordinary Siberian kitty-cat. It is Christmas time, and Inca is ready to enjoy the holiday season with her Siamese sister Cara and brother Fromage.

Which five words best describe The Lost Gift? Kallie George: Giving, Believing, Persevering, Love, Friendship

Die Young With Me is a raw, honest account of a brave teen’s fight with cancer and the many ways music helped him cope through his recovery.

Wildlings, by Eleanor Glewwe, is a captivating fantasy about the bond between twins, and the power of children to stand up for what's right.

Monsterville, by Sarah S. Reida, is described as Jumanji meets The Goonies—a fast-paced adventure where board games come alive.