Creating a picture book can be at times mysterious and magical. Often authors and illustrators of the same book never meet. Rather, once the author has completed the manuscript, it is then sent to an illustrator who will work with an art director in order to make sure the illustrations are just right. So we thought it would be fun to give an author and an illustrator the chance to interview each other about their contributions to the same book.
Share this Post From the moment I saw the cover of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color, I was hooked. I found myself flipping through the pages quickly, carried forward …
Share this Post Author illustrator Julia Denos shares the process she went through of finding her story that became Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color, and letting her characters speak …
Many of the experiences we have in elementary school shape the person we become in our adulthood. We invited author/illustrator Matthew Cordell to send a letter to his younger self along with a copy of the Knowing Book, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Matt.
April is National Poetry Month. It’s a great time to share poetry that children will want to read all year long. Handing a child a book of poems about their favorite topic helps foster a love of poetry. Whether they are obsessed with dinosaurs or dogs, can’t get enough of Greek mythology or music, love sports or school, there’s a book of poetry for them.
A collection of favorites inspired by the message of Raymie Nightingale, a new novel by Kate DiCamillo.
To celebrate Day 4 of our Week of Raymie Nightingale, author Carter Higgins shares a moving reflection on the power of lifelong friendship to shape our lives.
There are many paths to courage and many ways to find it. Jess Townes explores the theme in Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale.
Steve Light joins us to debut the trailer for Swap!, his newest picture book!
Holman and Jack Wang create worlds from cardboard, felt, wool and glue. The twin brothers are responsible for the Star Wars Epic Yarns and Cozy Classics series from Chronicle Books. Holman takes us on a tour of his garage-turned-studio workspace to see how the art for their books takes shape.