Welcome to Celebri-dots

International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds' book "The Dot". This site is filled with other authors, illustrators, and celebrities who share in the dream of a more creative world. Learn more about International Dot Day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels over fifteen years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. He has done a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman!

Gene is currently creating a series on coding starting with Secret Coders Book 1!  He wrote the code for his dot! 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children's author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children's books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times Bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold--"mostly to friends and family," she says. She has also written (with Michael Ford) and produced five albums of renegade children's music. Three of her five albums have been certified Gold [over 500,000 copies sold] and "Philadelphia Chickens," nominated for a Grammy, has been certified Platinum [over 1 million copies sold.] Boynton has also directed six music videos of her songs, including the award-winning "One Shoe Blues" starring B B King. She lives in rural New England, and her studio is in a barn with perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America. (Source)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Louise Borden 2015

Louise Borden is the author of 28 books for children. After living in the Washington, DC area for the past five years, she and her husband recently moved back to Cincinnati, OH.

Learn more about Louise on her website.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lauren Eldridge

Lauren Eldridge's illustrative debut Claymates, written by Dev Petty is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2017. Lauren uses the same principles for creating 3-D illustrations as she learned while obtaining her Bachelor of Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture only in teeny-tiny proportions (she also has her Masters in Early Childhood Exceptional Ed.) She's been known to use shredded tires, clay, doll eyes, cardboard, wire, mud, acrylic paint, paper, glass, cloth, wood and ink in her creations and now, sriracha. She loves boxing, the WI Badgers and puts Sriracha on everything, even Dots. 

To learn more about Lauren check out her websitehttp://laureneldridge.com

Monday, September 14, 2015

David Kalvitis 2015

David Kalvitis, a lifelong puzzle and game fan, has a Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and operated a graphic design business in Upstate NY for 13 years. In 2000 he opened Monkeying Around Publishing , with a goal to provide fun and challenging dot-to-dot puzzles that entertain both young and old alike. So far he has self-published seventeen books and has sold over a three quarters of a million books worldwide. He also has weekly dot-to-dot puzzles published in various newspapers in the USA, Belarus, Italy, Slovakia and the United Kingdom. Recently Little Passports had included some of the puzzles in their U.S. Edition kits.
Learn more about David and Monkeying Around on their website.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Scott Magoon 2015

Scott Magoon is an art director who has written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including BreatheThe Boy Who Cried BigfootHugo & Miles In I've Painted Everything and Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer and Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau. He lives in Massachusetts. Source Scott has two new books coming this month, the first: The Knights Before Christmas By Joan Holub and The Nuts: Sing and Dance In Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin. 

Visit him online at www.scottmagoon.com 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dr. Niamh

Dr Niamh is a children's book author, Ph.D in learning Through The Imagination, and founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. Words! Words! Words! Dr. Niamh Children's Books love them: new ones, big ones, simple ones, made-up ones, onomatopoeic, disgruntled,  expressive and quirky ones. And Dr. Niamh simply can’t wait to help develop great vocabulary and inspire a love of language in your children. After all, what could be better or more fun than stretching imaginations or encouraging children to think outside the box? Dr. Niamh stories are fun to read out loud: the very best way to teach children to associate books with love and affection. Contact us at www.drniamh.co.uk