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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 Little Guides to Great Lives? Isabel Thomas: Inspirational true stories for everyone.

Zola's Elephant is a heartwarming book about friendship, moving, and the power of imagination by Randall de Sève and illustrator Pamela Zagarenski.

Jeff Mack is the award-winning author and illustrator of Duck in the Fridge and Duck on a Disco Ball—bedtime has never been so silly!

Get To Know Miles Spagoski—slightly neurotic, bowling enthusiast—from Donna Gephart’s In Your Shoes, the story of two middle school students who discover that it’s not always clear who could use a friend the most. 

Mary Lyn Ray, author of The Thank You Book, has written many acclaimed books for children, including New York Times best-seller Stars, illustrated by Marla Frazee.

LAURA HULISKA-BEITH has illustrated many popular books for children, including The Goodnight Train (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 10 Little Ladybugs (Dalmatian), The Recess Queen (Scholastic), and many more.

The Very Last Castle, by Travis Jonker, is a story about overcoming fear of the unknown, trying new things, and reaching out to make new friends.

Which five words best describe Poe Won’t Go? Kelly DiPucchio: Preposterous, pink, powerful, playful and pachydermish.

Co-authors Carole P. Roman and J. Robin Albertson Wren discuss Mindfulness for Kids:30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control. Their new book introduces the valuable concept of mindfulness with ease.

Get to know Kathleen Curie Gordon (everyone calls her Katy) from Ellen Klages' Out of Left Field. Selected as a 'best new book of 2018' by TCBR.