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

When she was in the third grade, she won her school’s Fire Prevention Week poster contest. (And five dollars!)

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

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


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

To read some of her spine poetry, click here

To see her chat with Mr. Schu (using book spines), click here.

Her thoughts on the creative process (with picture book spines), here

Check out an interview with Ms. Mac, a library media specialist in Vancouver, WA, here.

Wander The Meandering Lane with writer Lindsey Lane  here.

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