“When my first son, Tolon, was born, I started telling him stories. One night our story was
about an aardvark who disliked his nose. The aardvark was named Arthur, and that story
became Arthur’s Nose.”
Now, more than twenty-five years later, Arthur is the star of a series of best-selling books.
There are now 66 million Arthur books in print in the US alone.
What began as a simple family ritual soon grew into a full-time profession for best-selling
children’s author and... Read More →
Judy Sierra has been entertaining children since she herself was a child writing comic
books, which she sold door-to-door, and putting on puppet shows for her neighbors. She has
held many jobs, including children’s librarian, puppeteer on children’s television, and professor
of folklore and children’s literature. Of her many books for children, five have been named
American Library Association Notable Books, two have received the Aesop Prize from the
American Folklore Society, and... Read More →
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture
books ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN and WHEREVER YOU ARE MY LOVE WILL
FIND YOU, as well as THE WONDER OF YOU, THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, TUMFORD
THE TERRIBLE, and THE CROWN ON YOUR HEAD. She also illustrated IT’S TIME TO
SLEEP, MY LOVE, by Eric Metaxas. Her mission in creating her books is to convey to children
everywhere that they are loved. Tillman lives in Portland.