Meet your favorite children’s book authors and illustrators and learn about their craft and writing process.
Mo Willems, author and illustrator of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" discusses where he gets ideas for his books, his writing process and how he illustrates his books.
Jacqueline Woodson, author of several award-winning books for children and young adults, discusses the importance of characters and how she goes about creating them.
Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of "When You Reach Me," discusses a unique way for young writers to find inspiration and how to develop a good story.
Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the "Bad Kitty" series, discusses how he knew he wanted to be a writer and what he likes best about writing picture books.
Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, discusses his writing process and how he creates characters.
Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Medal-winning author of "Moon Over Manifest," discusses the inspiration for that book and her writing process, and offers advice to young writers.
Amy Ignatow, author and illustrator of the series "The Popularity Papers," discusses inspiration, how she creates characters, and her writing and drawing process.
Doreen Cronin, author of "Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" and "The Trouble with Chickens," discusses how she creates characters, her writing process, and how to tackle writer's block.
Michael Buckley, author of two children's book series, "The Sisters Grimm" and "N.E.R.D.S," discusses inspiration, his favorite place to write, and what "cliff hangering" is.
Daniel Kirk, author of the picture book "Library Mouse," discusses how he creates characters, how he starts a story and the importance of revision.