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Author and Illustrator Interviews

 

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

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.

Work It, Girl is an empowering series of biographies featuring modern women in the world of work, from designers and musicians to CEOs and scientists.

Which five words best describe World So Wide? Alison McGhee: Wonder. Love. New. Gentle. Family.

Check out Lyla Lee’s fun selfie with the Mindy Kim chapter book series. Learn more about these fab new books, too.

Eat the Cake is an inspirational and joyful treat for readers of all ages and we have the scoop (an interview à la mode, if we may).

Which five words best describe The Heart of a Whale? Anna Pignataro: Hopeful, heart-warming, soulful, magical, comforting.