The Amazing Story and Illustrations of James Ransome

“What makes illustrating books so exciting is that because each book has a special voice, my approach toward each is different. Whether it be through my choice of palette, design or perspective, there is always a desire to experiment and explore what makes each book unique.” – James Ransome The recent  BYU Books for Young…

Sam Ricks on Being A Children’s Illustrator

By Michael Strickland “I’ve always loved whimsical, funny things … And at the same time, I’d constantly hole up in whatever library I could and read children’s books and look at art from illustrators I admired.” – Sam Ricks My years in children’s books have been as an author, not an illustrator. That’s why it…

Joyce Sidman on Writing Children’s Books

Tree frogs are different from other frogs. They spend most of their adult life outside of the water. They have special mucus on their toepads so that they can climb. They are the only climbing frog. Tree frogs are very quiet during the day. When you get close to them, they freeze, rather than jumping…