Meet the Illustrator

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Corinna Luyken

We all have a desire to seem good at what we do, especially when there is an audience. But when you are making art with kids, it’s important to model what the creative process actually looks like — and nothing about creativity is perfect! Creativity is messy.

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Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Jen Betton

In her new picture book, Hedgehog Needs a Hug, Jen Betton tells the story of a hedgehog who wakes up feeling a little down in the snout. Will he ever get the hug he needs to feel better?

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Pre-K

Meet the Illustrator: Elanna Allen

Elanna Allen’s picture book Pet Dad balances tender moments with essential life lessons, making it perfect for father-daughter duos everywhere.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Mike Curato

Mike Curato’s inspired illustrations have earned him critical acclaim, several awards, and the hearts of readers everywhere. Now art-loving kids and parents can explore What If…, a new picture book about a girl determined to create art, no matter what.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Meet the Illustrator: Lauren Eldridge

Lauren Eldridge gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the dreamy counting book Sleep Train and shares helpful tips for encouraging kids’ artistic creativity.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Cori Doerrfeld

We were excited to chat with author-illustrator Cori Doerrfeld about one of her favorite moments in her new book, The Rabbit Listened, her love of donuts, and how art allows kids to share what they think is important.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Finding the Space Between Words and Images: Inside an Illustrator’s Process

That space between what the written words are saying and what the pictures are showing is where all the power and wonder are hidden.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Sharee Miller

In our Meet the Illustrator conversation, Sharee talks about how her own experiences inspired her new book, Princess Hair; her favorite princess growing up; and why she thinks it’s important to create art as a family.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Christopher Weyant

We chatted with illustrator Chris Weyant about his favorite illustration from his new book, My Pillow Keeps Moving, why he’s loving Matthew Cordell’s Wolf in the Snow, and how art helps little kids find their place in a big world.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Emma Randall

In this installment of Meet the Illustrator, Emma shares her favorite illustration from The Twelve Days of Christmas, a simple way that parents can help their kids draw, and an absolutely adorable illustration of her new baby.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: David Hohn

In this installment of Meet the Illustrator, David Hohn shares some of his favorite drawings, the children’s book he says is the perfect marriage of text and illustration, and why he thinks kids are natural artists.

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Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Abby Hanlon

We went behind the scenes with author and illustrator Abby Hanlon to explore her fan-favorite Dory Fantasmagory series!

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Meet the Illustrator: Mika Song

In this installment of Meet the Illustrator, author-illustrator Mika Song talks about her childhood surrounded by art and artists, shares a sweet sketch of herself, and recommends a new picture book that totally blew her away.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Meet the Illustrator: Chris Eliopoulos

In this installment of Meet the Illustrator, the author-illustrator known for his distinctive work on the Ordinary People Change the World series shares how he fell in love with writing and illustrating, ponders his love of monsters, and draws a self-portrait in his signature style.

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