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  • KatieMullaly

    3 Questions with Katie Mullaly

    What is your favorite part of working on these children’s books? I have two favorite parts. The first is that I get to create stories and tools for readers (of all ages) …

  • Jen Wang asks fellow Harvey winner Katie O’Neill, 3 Questions

    The 2018 Harvey Award for Best Children or Young Adult Book was a tie between Katie O’Neill’s The Tea Dragon Society and Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker.

  • Katie O'Neill and Jen Wang author photos

    Katie O’Neill asks fellow Harvey Award winner Jen Wang, 3 Questions

    The 2018 Harvey for Best Children or Young Adult Book was a tie between Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker (First Second) and Katie O’Neill’s The Tea Dragon Society …

  • BeckyCoyle

    3 Questions with Becky Coyle

    What made you choose to write about some of the difficult topics related to elementary school safety? You know, our society is different now. Unfortunately, on rare occasions the unthinkable …

  • 3 Questions with Ivan Brunetti

    What is the most enjoyable part of drawing? There are two moments in the process that feel most peaceful. The first is during the initial sketching, where anything can happen; …

  • 3 Questions with Suzanne Slade

    Why is your new picture book about Jane Addams titled Dangerous Jane? I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, which is great because that means the title is doing …

  • 3 Questions with Linda Ragsdale

    What’s your favorite word? Authors rarely get asked about their favorite word, but I always ask kids and adults. For kids, I ask if they have a happy word, one …

  • 3 Questions with Jeanne Walker Harvey

    How does it feel to have your recently published book, Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal be included in the list of 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books? Thrilling! I’m …

  • 3 Questions with Raúl Colón

    When did you realize that you wanted to be an illustrator? I was a big fan of comic book artists such as: Steve Ditko (Spiderman) Jack Kirby (Thor) Joe Kubert …

  • 3 Questions with Christopher Weyant

    What’s your favorite part of creating a picture book? I love the process of interpreting the story visually, creating the look of the characters and building the world that they …

  • 3 Questions with Anna Kang

    What age is too old to become an author? It’s never too old! My first book, You Are (Not) Small, was published when I was 44 years old. By that …

  • 3 Questions with Jennifer Hansen Rolli

    How did you get paired with Erin Russell(co-author of the Dork Diaries)  to illustrate her picture book, How to Trick the Tooth Fairy? With only one picture book out in …

  • 3 Questions with Christina Wald

    What does an illustrator add to the story? The illustrator is selected by the publisher to bring their artistic vision to a manuscript. The manuscript is like a movie and …

  • 3 Questions with Katy Beebe

    What was your first day of school like? It’s hard for me to remember my first day of school, actually, because my mom (who was the inspiration for Nile Crossing) …

  • 3 Questions with Erin Danielle Russell

    What are your memories of the Tooth Fairy? As a kid, I was the biggest Tooth Fairy fan girl. When I was around seven, I lost a tooth and wrote …

  • 3 Questions with Lindsay Ward

    How has becoming a mother changed your opinion on what makes a great picture book? Becoming a mom has definitely made me a better writer. Before I had kids, I …

  • 3 Questions with Greg Foley

    I’ve got a great idea for a children’s book – What should I do next?  Like many children’s authors, this is something I get asked all the time. My advice …

  • 3 Questions with Sylvia Vardell

    What has most surprised you about the (micro)publishing world? There have been so many surprises along the way in the seven years Janet and I have been collaborating and creating …

  • 3 Questions with Janet Wong

    What is the stupidest thing you did at the beginning of your career? Margaret McElderry included me as a guest of honor at an S&S party when my first book, …

  • 3 Questions with Tracey Hecht

    Why do you like to read so much? I don’t know that I could ever fully explain how much I love to read. One of my fantasy getaways is to …


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