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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 and exciting author and illustrator interviews:

Hey, Reader! It’s a Jarrett J. Krosoczka Interview

Sophie Blackall Discusses If You Come to Earth

Selfie and a Shelfie with Joanna Ho, Author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Roseanne A. Brown Discusses A Song of Wraith and Ruin

Q&A with Hervé Tullet (Yes, It Rhymes)

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Author and Illustrator Interviews

Shani Mahiri King is the father of a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son, for whom he wrote Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter (2021).

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

This selfie of Joanna Ho was taken exactly one week before EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS was released into the world.

In this interview, Bethan Woollvin discusses her latest picture book, Bo the Brave. She is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art.

Gloria Chao discusses her latest young adult fiction book, RENT A BOYFRIEND.

Cleo Can Tie a Bow is a part of the A Rabbit and Fox Story series that teaches kids how to tie knots.

Here we discuss Kathy Halliday Johnston's Finding Lisa and the wonderful message it imparts on young readers.

Here we get to know all about Maureen Wright's writing and reading life, as well as her new picture book Super Rooster Saves the Day—a hilarious farmyard romp!

With a list of picture books and board books in the double digits, Sherri is making her chapter book debut with the sweet and funny Revver the Speedway Squirrel (Bloomsbury Children’s). It’s a fantastic segway from picture books to chapter

Get to know Lorena from Award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s Saucy, an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig.

In Boon On The Moon, the first book from The Booniverse, John extends his love of sci-fi/fantasy into storytelling for the page instead of the screen. We chatted with him about the story, his writing process, and the entertaining characters.

Holly Hatam is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Dear Girl and Dear Boy, and now Dear Baby. Here she talks about why she makes art!

We're thrilled to share this conversation with Sophie Blackall in which we dove deep into the meaning and the creative process behind IF YOU COME TO EARTH.

Josh Funk is a software engineer and the author of books like the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, including Short and Sweet.

From beloved author-illustrator Nicola Killen comes a charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home, lovingly told and illustrated in limited color with lovely foil and interactive die-cut pages.

Rosanne A. Brown discusses her debut novel, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN—already on the New York Time’s Bestseller list!

STAND UP! is an online auction of original artwork. 100 artists have each contributed a piece on the theme, STAND UP.

Which five words best describe Stealing Mt. Rushmore? Daphne Kalmar: Heartbreak, Hope, Awakening, Betrayal, Family

Laura Purdie Salas is an award-winning author of more than 125 books for children, including CLOVER GOES TO KITTYGARTEN.

A newspaper columnist, editor, and award-winning game designer, Patrick Matthews’ first novel was published by Scholastic in 2013. Here we discuss his third published novel, Bradley’s Dragons.

We're so excited to get roaring along with Bianca Schulze's DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON!