Last summer, I was honored to be selected as the illustrator for the NESCBWI17 logo. The logo is used as a Facebook header, profile icon and general
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.
Carol Gordon Ekster: I had the good fortune of highlighting Hazel Mitchell’s illustrative talents in another interview here at Writers’ Rumpus a few years ago.
Even though I spend most of my work hours pursuing writing and illustration, I find that sometimes I need to trick myself into making sure
Guest Post by Rob Broder, Ripple Grove Press, and Piotr Parda “I never read. I just look at pictures.” – Andy Warhol Wordless, adjective: without
Ben Clanton’s newest book, IT CAME IN THE MAIL, is out today! When the book came in the mail at our house, Sammy and I
I just got back from another amazing conference – this time, it was the 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference, held this year at Iona College
If someone from a school overseas invited you to do an author or artist residency in connection with your picture book what would you do?
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Abby, I read about you on a Nerdy Book Club post and was so touched by your experience teaching in a
Brian Lies, the renowned author and illustrator of the Bats books (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, Bats in
I’m still working out the best way to dive into social media for my illustration work, but recently I started using Instagram and I’m loving
(This is the final entry in a three-part series – earlier posts here: Part 1: Iterations and Part 2: Planning) Finally, my favorite point – observation. Animation, illustration
In my small collection of children’s books from around the world, some help explain ways of thinking. To children the world can be a scary