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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

Nnedi Okorafor's books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips to Africa. She is the author of Akata Warrior.

Authors Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans have teamed up with illustrator AG Ford to bring you the tale of a cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him.

Here you will get to have a peek inside Doogie Horner's studio and his artistic process for Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Great Writers.

Which five words best describe Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Great Writers? David Stabler: Fun, funny illustrated true stories.

Author Penny Parker Klostermann and illustrator Ben Mantle are the creators of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight. A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale is their latest collaboration.

A modern classic in the making reminiscent of the Penderwicks series, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take.

Langston Hughes's inspiring and timeless message of pride, joy, and the dream of a better life is brilliantly and beautifully interpreted in Daniel Miyares's gorgeous artwork.

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!