Annette Simon says that when she was in kindergarten, she was named The Best Artist in her class.

She says that when she was in the third grade, she won her school’s Fire Prevention Week poster contest.

After she graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, Annette says she earned awards as an advertising creative director.

Now, she writes and draws for young readers. Simon says she could not feel more honored.


What if … you want to read some spine poetry? What if … you click here? (And welcome, Nerdy Book people!)

To see her chat with Mr. Schu (using book spines), Annette Simon says to please click here.

For her thoughts on the creative process (again with the book spines, but picture books only, please), Simon says to please click here

A Dedication to the Picture Book? Simon says to please click here. (And welcome to the Nerdy Book Club.)

For an interview with Ms. Mac, a library media specialist in Vancouver, WA, click here.

To wander The Meandering Lane with Annette and writer Lindsey Lane, go here.

And to join us at the table with author Jama Rattigan, please click here.