For Kids

Annette Dauphin Simon was named Best Artist in Kindergarten. As a third-grader, she won her school’s Fire Prevention Week poster contest. (And five dollars!) After she graduated from the University of Cincinnati, she earned awards in advertising and design. Now, she makes books that readers call fun. She could not be more honored.

For Former Kids

Annette Dauphin Simon is the author-illustrator of Spine Poems, an NPR favorite and a Southern Book Prize finalist, as well as several books for young readers, including Robot Zombie Frankenstein!, an Indie Kids’ Next pick from booksellers nationwide, and This Book Is for all Kids, used in grief support groups for children and adults for more than 20 years.


Annette has been a creative director in a national ad agency and a bookseller in a local indie. A proud parent of two lovely grown humans and one who lives yet in her heart, she scribbles and daydreams in Southport, North Carolina.

For More

Listen to a conversation with book-fluencer Zibby Owens on Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books.


Please join me at the table for Jama’s Alphabet Soup.


Stack books in coastal North Carolina with Southport magazine.


Find some creative inspiration––via the spines of picture books––on the blog of children’s author Tara Lazar.


Come visit with The Well-Versed Mom.


Consider your favorite titles with Annette’s Dedication to the Picture Book.


Ask “What If?” with her Nerdy Book Club spine poetry


Talk books with children’s author and reading advocate, Mr. Schu. Then, check out Travis Jonker of School Library Journal’s Post of the Week: