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Sep 16, 2020

Two-time Caldecott winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall discusses IF YOU COME TO EARTH.

Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books, including the Ivy + Bean series. She has twice won the Caldecott Medal. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.  

IF YOU COME TO EARTH is a glorious guide to...


Sep 9, 2020

Picture book author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall discusses JABARI TRIES.

Gaia Cornwall is an author-illustrator whose debut picture book, JABARI JUMPS, won several awards, including a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book.  

JABARI TRIES is a book about the struggles of...


Jun 3, 2020

Christian Robinson is a picture book author and illustrator. He won a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET also won the Newbery Medal.

YOU MATTER is a picture book that blends self-love with different...


May 6, 2020

Christopher Eliopoulos is an author-illustrator who began his career as a letterer for Marvel. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. Eliopoulos has worked on thousands of stories in comics, picture books and now television.

The...


Feb 19, 2020

How to think about the tension between fitting in and being different?

Vanessa Roeder is a self-made artist turned author-illustrator, who finds inspiration and so much more in her Girllustrators, a close group of fellow children’s book creators.

Featured book: The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder

A story about...