Authors and Illustrators

Aaron Becker resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Ari Berk writes for children and adults, and has a range of books. He is an English professor at Central Michigan University.

Louise Borden lives in Cincinnati, and has picture storybooks for younger readers as well as meticulously researched informational books for older readers.

Margaret Wise Brown wrote the classic Goodnight Moon.

Peter Brown illustrated the 2013 Caldecott Honor book Creepy Carrots! among other picture storybooks.

Andrea Cheng lives in Cincinnati, and her website contains resources for teachers as well as information about her books.

Esmé Raji Codell is known for her book Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year, as well as her books for children.

Matthew Cordell is an illustrator, author, and blogs on his website.

Tomie dePaola has art, photos, his bio, and more on his site, including links to his favorite things including Will Hillenbrand, Saab automobiles, and Benedictine monasteries.

Frank W. Dormer blogs here, and his website is here.

Will Hillenbrand, illustrator and author, lives in Cincinnati and his website offers book activities for his numerous picture books.

Oliver Jeffers was born and raised in Northern Ireland, but now lives in Brooklyn. Some influences from his homeland are in the books he writes and illustrates for children.

This Crockett Johnson site is the creative work of Philip Nel.

Maira Kalman illustrates and writes offbeat and also serious books for children.

J. Patrick Lewis is the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, and lives in Ohio.

Loren Long lives near Cincinnati and has illustrated many books including books written by Madonna and President Obama, as well as his own books.

Květa Pacovská lives in Prague, and has received the Hans Christian Andersen Award.  Read about her here and here.

Lynne Rae Perkins is an illustrator, and also write the Newbery award winner Criss Cross.


Daniel Pinkwater
has audio files and more on his site.

Aaron Reynolds, author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor book Creepy Carrots! and others, has a terrific blog on his website.

Peter Sís, who delivered the Arbuthnot Lecture at Miami University (Ohio) on April 4, 2012, has websites here and here.  He received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012.

Shaun Tan lives in Australia, and creates imaginative art that must be pondered, as well as film and other projects.

Chris Wooding is a fantasy writer who lives in London.

Ed Young, raised in Shanghai, China, has written and illustrated many books that reflect his heritage. He has created two Caldecott Honor books and one Caldecott Medal winner.

Tracie Vaughn Zimmer lives not far from Miami University in Ohio, and received a graduate degree in Eduction from Miami.