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Nina Crews is a critically acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. She uses photographs and photocollages to create energetic stories about young children. Her career began in 1995 with One Hot Summer Day which Kirkus Reviews hailed as "the debut of a welcome new voice and vision." Two of her books, The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below were ALA Notable selections. more…

Upcoming Events:

October 3, 2015, Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, 10pm–4 pm, Chappaqua, NY. Details to come.

October 15-16, 2015, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Meet the author programs at the Charles L. Durham; West Philadelphia Regional; Philadelphia City Institute; Nicetown-Tioga; Northwest Regional; West Oak Lane; and Roxborough Branch libraries.

October 17, 2015, Brooklyn Public Library, 11am – 12pm, Collage workshop for kids! Central Branch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY.

November 9, 2015, PS 321, Brooklyn, NY.Meet the author program with first grade classes.


BELOW – now in paperback!

This Junior Library Guild selection and ALA Notable book is now available at and or for wholesale purchase through Ingram Book Group.

Read about The Bank Street Writer's Lab Mini Conference here. I participated in a panel with Jean Marzollo, Robie Harris and Amy Hest. Keynotes by Dr. Perri Klass and Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

Read my breakfast interview on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, a really fun children's book blog, posted June 21, 2011.

(last update 9/24/15)