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!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Lynda Mullaly Hunt has the best job in the world; she writes for kids! She is also a former FPS Scenario Writing Coach, third/sixth grade teacher, wife of her high school sweetheart, and mom of two teenagers.
Lynda doesn't tend to write about kids who walk through time portals or use magic wands. She writes about really decent kids who find themselves in the middle of unthinkable circumstances but find ways to walk themselves out of it. As an author, one of the things that she is most eager to do is get out and visit readers to speak with them on writing, the use of the arts to enrich lives, and the tough decisions kids must sometimes make to ensure happy lives for themselves. Source
Lynda is the author of "One For The Murphys" and the forthcoming "Fish In A Tree."
Learn more about Lynda on her website or her blog.

Hazel Mitchell 2014

Hazel Mitchell is an award winning illustrator. From an early age she drew on every thing she could get her hands on and still can't be left safely alone with a pencil. Her most recent books include Imani's Moon, One Word Pearl, 1,2,3 by the Sea, How to Talk to an Autistic Kid (Foreword Reviews Gold Medal winner and Finalist in 'Books for a Better Life'), Hidden New Jersey and the All-Star Cheerleaders series by Anastasia Suen.

Originally from Yorkshire, England, she now lives and works from her studio in Central Maine, USA. She still misses fish and chips and mushy peas, but is learning to love lobster. She has a dog, a cat, two horses and several snow shovels. Source
Hazel's latest dot is from her upcoming book, Imani's Moon

Learn more about Hazel on her website.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brian Won

Brian Won is an illustrator, children's book author, and motion graphics designer. He lives in Eagle Rock, CA with his wife and young son, Charlie. His debut children's book is entitled, "Hooray for Hat." His next book as an illustrator will be "Outer Space, Bedtime Race" with author Rob Sanders, due out Spring 2015. 

Learn more about Brian on his website.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Evan Turk

Evan Turk is an illustrator, animator, and designer working in New York City. He specializes in travel illustration, on-location event reportage, cultural children's books, and concept illustration for video games, animation, and advertising. Evan is the illustrator of Grandfather Ghandi. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Brian Lies

Brian Lies was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and went to Brown University after high school, where he studied Psychology and British and American Literature. After graduation from college in 1985, he moved to Boston to study drawing and painting at the Boston Museum School (also known as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

At the Museum School, Brian started getting paintings in exhibitions and won a few prizes, and then was able to get political illustrations published in the Christian Science Monitor and the Boston Globe.

In 1989, he illustrated his first book, Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Missing Eye, with Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston.

Since then, he has illustrated over twenty-five books, including the latest one, Bats in the Band, which he also wrote. Other books he has written-and-illustrated include the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach and Bats at the Library, Hamlet and the Enormous Chinese Dragon Kite, and Hamlet and the Magnificent Sandcastle.

He lives in a seaside town in Massachusetts with his wife, daughter, and two cats. 
Brian writes about his dot, "The title of this one is "Make a Joyous Noise!," representing the sound version of making a Dot, creating music that pleases you, even if it’s not necessarily professional.  Each of us has music inside, stemming—as a drummer I met recently told me—from our heartbeat. It can be viewed either this way or upside down, which I’d originally intended —except that when the bat’s inverted, you can’t understand its face as well, visually."

Learn more about Brian on his website.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Caroline Starr Rose

Caroline Starr Rose spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico, camping at the Red Sea in one and eating red chile in the other. As a girl she danced ballet, raced through books, composed poetry on an ancient typewriter, and put on magic shows in a homemade cape. She’s taught both social studies and English in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana. Caroline’s the author of the ALA Notable book, May B. (2012), Over in the Wetlands, (2015), and Blue Birds (2015). 

Learn more about Caroline on her website.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Toni Yuly

Toni Yuly has been an early bird all her life, and loves to start the day in the studio listening to other early birds sing outside her window. She was born in Seattle and now lives in Bremerton, Washington, in a small house by the water. She studied painting at the University of Washington, where she worked with the great American painter Jacob Lawrence. In addition to making art, Toni works in the King County library system. Early Bird is her first book for children. Source

Toni's dot comes from her next picture book Night Owl, coming out January 2015 by Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan. Her third book Catnap will be out January 2016