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Nicola Killen – The Little Kitten

Nicola Killen – The Little Kitten

Inspiration for us lost creatives A picture book author-illustrator tip I found real inspiration in her last answer about her picture book life's best moment. This pandemic, election, social unrest period has been difficult. And creatively, I've felt lost and a little...

Aaron Becker – My Favorite Color

Aaron Becker – My Favorite Color

Colors that inspire A picture book illustrator tip As an artist, listen to how Aaron plays with color, light, words, and medium to rediscover his place in children's literature. Featured book:affiliate linkShow notes: New York Times best-selling author-illustrator...

Jaime Zollars – The Truth About Dragons

Jaime Zollars – The Truth About Dragons

Write for your illustrations A picture book illustrator tip Illustrators should pay close attention to how this book came about. We'd all love it if that perfect manuscript would fall in our laps, but sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone and writing for...

Kate Messner – The Next President

Kate Messner – The Next President

Kate Messner – The Next President Children's book author Kate Messner discusses THE NEXT PRESIDENT: THE UNEXPECTED BEGINNINGS AND UNWRITTEN FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PRESIDENTS. *affiliate link Kate Messner is an author who turns her curiosity into books that encourage kids...

Sophie Blackall – If You Come To Earth

Sophie Blackall – If You Come To Earth

Sophie BlackallIf You Come To Earth Two-time Caldecott winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall discusses IF YOU COME TO EARTH. *affiliate link Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books, including the Ivy + Bean series. She has twice won the Caldecott Medal....

Gaia Cornwall – Jabari Tries

Gaia Cornwall – Jabari Tries

Gaia Cornwall – Jabari Tries Picture book author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall discusses JABARI TRIES. *affiliate link Gaia Cornwall is an author-illustrator whose debut picture book, JABARI JUMPS, won several awards, including a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book and an...

Yes, there is a lot of interviews

Here is a list of some favorites to get you started!

Helena Ku Rhee

Helena Ku Rhee

Helena Ku Rhee’s picturebooking podcast interview featuring THE PAPER KINGDOM. Ku Rhee is an author based in Los Angeles. She draws story ideas from her travels as well as her childhood. THE PAPER KINGDOM (illustrated by Pascal Campion) is a story based off of a difficult time made magical by her parents.

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows – John Marco & Iggy picturebooking 138  |  author episode  |  hosted by Nick Patton  |  March 4, 2020 Picturebooking Newsletter Apple Podcast ReviewsAnnie Barrows | author Annie Barrows is a New York Times bestselling author, best known for the Ivy...

Adam Rex

Adam Rex

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New York Times bestseller
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Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

OLIVER JEFFERS is an artist, storyteller, father, cartographer and part-time explorer. His work encompasses many forms, from picture books to portraiture, using a variety of media.

Anika Denise

Anika Denise

Anika Aldamuy Denise writes stories that tickle her funny bone, tug her heartstrings, feed her curiosity, and celebrate her bicultural Puerto Rican-Italian heritage.

Ebony Glenn

Ebony Glenn

Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery.

Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam is an illustrator whose art always makes me smile and whose books inspire me. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton is the picture book author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World and She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History.

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall is an Australian artist and illustrator of children’s books based in Brooklyn, New York. She won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear and the 2019 Medal for Hello Lighthouse.

Grace Lin

Grace Lin

Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author-illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the Theodor Geisel Honor for Ling and Ting, and a Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star.

Stevie Lewis

Stevie Lewis

Stevie Lewis is an illustrator who has been living on the road in a van (she mostly built out herself!) for the past three years, furthering her passion art and the outdoors.

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling author and has written many highly acclaimed books for kids, including DUDE!, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Caveboy Dave, and the Caldecott Honor-winning Creepy Carrots.

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