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. And Simon says she could not be more honored.


A Dedication to the Picture Book? Simon says (of course!), click here. And welcome to the Nerdy Book Club.

To read some of her spine poetry, Annette Simon says to please click here

To see her chat with Mr. Schu (using book spines), Simon says again, “Click here.”

For her thoughts on the creative process (more centos, but with picture books ONLY), please go here

For an interview with Ms. Mac, a library media specialist in Vancouver, WA, Simon says, “Start here.”

To wander The Meandering Lane with Annette and writer Lindsey Lane, she’ll say, “Go here.”

And to join us at the table with author and bloggess, Jama Rattigan, Simon says … well, you know.