The Children's Book Council's Early Career Committee (ECC) is dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first five years in the children’s publishing industry, contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole, and fostering literacy. Learn more

CBC logo
Facebook Twitter PinterestRSS Feed
Box Top

Asked and Answered | October 24, 2017


In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ECC Board asked authors and illustrators about which world they would live in if they could live in the world of any children’s book. Find out how they answered below!

“I would like to live in the puppy world of Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Christian Robinson. Though, I probably wouldn’t live with Gaston, Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo and Ooh-Lah-Lah. I’m not much of a proper pooch. I’d probably live with Rocky, Ricky, Bruno and Antoinette where you don’t have to be as tidy.” – Drew Brockington, author and illustrator of the CatStronauts series

“If I could live forever in the fictional world of a children’s book, it would be the fantastical world of the Harry Potter series (post-Voldemort, of course). With magic come endless possibilities, and to live in a world like that would be a dream come true. Knowing me, I’d use my magic to do things like time travel, or enchant my library to hold an infinite amount of books without having to buy extra shelves, or charm my house to do all of the cooking and cleaning without me having to lift a finger. I’d most likely work as a Hogwarts professor because I love school (I’m a Ravenclaw per all the quizzes I’ve taken since the sixth grade) and because I love sharing knowledge (which makes sense because I’m a teacher in real life). I’ve been a Harry Potter fan since the third grademy teacher read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone aloud to us every day after lunchso it only seems fitting that I would choose that literary world to live in forever.” Tiffany Brownlee, author of Wrong in All the Right Ways coming July 2018

“I would live in the world of the Betsy-Tacy books, by Maud Hart Lovelace.  I love this world, because I would want to eat dinner on a bench by their big hill.” – Shana Corey, author of The Secret Subway

Bottom rightBottom left