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Welcome!

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 recent books, The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below were ALA Notable selections. more…

Events:

June 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014, Reflections: Remembering the work of Ann Jonas, Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Youth Wing. Please take a look at this show of work by my mother. Original watercolor art and sketches from the artist’s children’s books, including Round Trip, The Quilt and Bird Talk, as well as early graphic design work.

October 25, 2014, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Ghouls and Gourds Festival, 12pm–4 pm, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn, NY. Visit me and other great local authors in the book barn for booksignings, readings and activities. Event is free to children under 12. http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/ghouls_and_gourds_2014

November 1, 2014, Albany Book Festival at the Albany Academics, 10am–4 pm. 140 Academy Road, Albany NY. Event is free and open to the public. http://www.albanychildrensbookfestival.com/#!

News:

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.

Read Jenny Brown's intervew of me on kirkusreviews.com - Traditional Songs for Today's Kids posted May 12, 2011.

(last update 9/18/14)