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 ...
In 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:
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In this video, Elisha Cooper himself gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his picture book Yes & No. Watch it now …
Here we discuss Mary Jane Begin’s latest picture book, Ping Meets Pang, a great story for opening conversations about inclusivity.
In this episode, I talk with Beth Ferry, the author of several picture books, including the NYT-bestselling picture book Stick and Stone.
Take a peek inside Sean Rubin’s studio and see his latest picture book, This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth.
In this episode, I talk with two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall. We discuss Neative Cat, The Beatryce Prophecy, and Milkwood Farm.
In Big Apple Diaries, a diary-style graphic memoir by Alyssa Bermudez, a young New Yorker doodles her way through middle school―until September 11, 2001.
The book Up Up You Go Jo! was inspired by Mariam Shapera’s son Joseph and dedicated to all children whose passion for music and space is out of this world.
In this interview, we discuss Alexandra López’s children’s book Kachina, a beautiful story about self-discovery and togetherness.
In this episode of the Growing Readers Podcast, I talk with author and children’s librarian Lydia M. Sigwarth about her debut picture book Dear Librarian.
Which five words best describe Tabitha and Fritz Trade Places?
Katie Frawley: Funny, adventuresome, bright, surprising, and sweet!