Our October Author of the the Month is Karl Newson. Hear from the award-winning author about his inspiration for a book about a brave little bug, the joy of a good plot twist, and the importance of sharing stories with all kids.
Our September Author of the the Month is Gabriel Evans. Hear from the award-winning author and illustrator about his creative inspiration and what makes The Cute Penguin different from his other books.
Our August Author of the the Month is Heidi McKinnon. Heidi is an author, illustrator, and designer. She is author of August Elephant Books pick “There’s No Such Thing.”
Our June Author of the the Month is Casey W. Robinson. Casey is an author of children’s books and poetry. Her debut picture book, Iver and Ellsworth, is featured in Elephant Books subscriptions this month. Iver and Ellsworth is a New England SCBWI Crystal Kite Finalist. Keep reading to learn more about Casey and her book!
Meet our May author of the month, Holly L. Niner! Holly is an award-winning children’s author and speech therapist. Her book, No More Noisy Nights, is featured in Elephant Books subscriptions this month. We enjoyed speaking with Holly about her love of books, the inspiration behind her characters, and the importance of reading with children.
Meet our April Author of the Month, Katie Cotton. Katie is the author of April Elephant Books pick, Look Up at the Stars. Hear from Katie about the beauty and wonder of life’s simplicities, the journey of parenthood, and the joy of children’s storytelling in the interview.
Meet our February Author of the Month, Casey Rislov. Casey is an award-winning children’s author, and her book, the Rowdy Randy Wild West Show, is featured in Elephant Books subscriptions this month. We loved speaking with Casey about the inspiration for her book’s small but mighty protagonist, the fascinating wildlife of the West, and the significance of reading to our kids.
Linda is an award-winning children’s author and writer of Elephant Books pick, Painting Pepette. We were delighted to hear from her about what influences and inspires her work, the special relationship between children and their pets, and the joys of writing for young readers.
We’re wrapping up our 2022 Author of the Month series with our December author, Huw Lewis-Jones. Not only is Huw a talented children’s author and writer, but he’s also a teacher, historian, and–appropriate for this chilly time of year–an Arctic expedition leader! Keep reading to learn more about Huw’s approach to the creative process, his motto for young readers today, and next year’s projects, including penguins and plenty more blueberries.
Meet Alastair Heim, our November Author of the Month! We’re featuring his book, Hello, Door in our subscriptions this month. We were delighted to hear from Alastair about the moment Hello, Door developed into a story, the experience of seeing his ideas come to life, and the importance of encouraging kids to be creative as they grow up.