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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

Which five words best describe The Fort? Laura Perdew: Celebrating imagination, compromise, adventure, forts!

Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small as well as series titles That’s (Not) Mine, I Am (Not) Scared, and We Are (Not) Friends.

Which five words best describe Bear and Fred: A World War II Story? Iris Argaman: Home. Friendship. Journey. Thread. Loneliness.

This Way, Charlie. It’s a wonderful friendship story between a blind horse and a grumpy goat written by Caron Levis.

Which five words best describe The List of Things That Will Not Change? Rebecca Stead: Honest, Emotional, Hopeful, Human, and, ultimately, Joyful. 

I love finding metaphors in everyday activities. Tag Your Dreams begins with a poem comparing a game of tag to chasing one’s dreams.

LAUREN O’HARA is an illustrator from the north of England. As a child she loved reading fairy tales, painting insects, and listening to her grandmother’s stories.

We chatted with Wesley King about collaborating with basketball legend Kobe Bryant ( August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) on the New York Times bestselling Wizenard series, the latest book Season One, and the future of the series.

The CLOUDLAND series, about a magical world hidden from our eyes in the clouds, is the first project Chip Hill has launched since his retirement.

Yoko Tanaka has illustrated novels, including The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, and picture books, including Princessland by Emily Jenkins and Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker.