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!

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

Friday, September 11, 2015

Emily Wayne 2015

Emily Wayne is an artist, illustrator and all around crafty sort (in the creative sense, though she can be devious from time to time!). She is a kitty lover, a hedgehog enthusiast and may or may not be related to Batman - shh! She works in beautiful Western MA where she lives with her family and menagerie of animals, including her hedgehog Quillbur who is frequently a model and inspiration for her illustrations. You can visit her at www.emilywayne.com to find out more about her and her work, or find her on social media in all the usual spots.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Penny Parker Klostermann

There was an old author named Penny Parker Klostermann who taught school for twenty-six years. Then she decided to pursue her dream and write for children. Her dot swallows the old dragon who swallowed the knight. These colorful characters are from her debut picture book, There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight.

Penny is a hugger of picture books and seriously hopes that her books will gain huggable status with readers everywhere.

Learn more about Penny on her website!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sharon Creech 2015

Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal winning author and the inspiration behind the Celebridot project. You can see her 2011 dot here2012 dot here2013 here, and 2014 here.  Sharon's latest book is "The Boy on the Porch."

This dot incorporates the sky and mountains of Switzerland. 

Learn more about Sharon Creech on her website

Friday, September 4, 2015

Tammi Sauer

Attention, Earthlings! Tammi Sauer is a former teacher and library media specialist who currently has more than a dozen books in print. She is extra(terrestrially) happy to share a dot that features the star of her latest book, YOUR ALIEN (Sterling). 

Timothy Young 2015

Timothy Young has had a very creative career. Aside from being an author/illustrator, he has been an animator, sculptor, toy designer, and art director. He has worked on fun and exciting projects like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Jim Henson Presents and many others. He really enjoy's school visits where he gets to read his books and demonstrate drawing to students. Timothy said about his dot, "I'm working on a book with aliens in it, so I've done a dot with 2 of them."

Timothy will be Skyping with a school in Fort Wayne, IN on Dot Day and will be sharing dots he makes during the visit!

His next book is Do Not Open The Box

You can see more of Tim’s creativity and find information about his books, toys and artwork at his website.

C. L. Murphy 2015

C.L. (Cathy) Murphy both writes and illustrates the picture book series THE ADVENTURES OF LOVABLE LOBO.  She has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children and knows in her heart that she was destined to create for them.

Check out her previous dot. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ethan Long 2015

Ethan Long is an internationally recognized children's book author and illustrator who has over 70 titles to his credit, which include Tickle the DuckChamelia and the New Kid in Class, Me and My Big MouseMy Dad, My HeroScribbles & InkOne Drowsy Dragonand  Up, Tall and High!, the winner of the 2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. He is also the creator of the Emmy-Nominated animated preschool series Tasty Time with ZeFronk, which currently airs daily on The Disney Channel. He lives with his wife and three children in Orlando, Florida.

Since his first dot, Ethan has some new books! 

Fright Club! a silly, spooky picture book, available now! 
In, Over and On the follow-up to Ethan's Geisel winning Up, Tall and High
Good Night and Ms. Spell

Learn more about Ethan on his website.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dev Petty

Dev Petty is the author of I Don't Want to be a Frog. 

Dev used to work in Visual Effects in film where she sat in a terribly dark room for ten years working as a texture painter. She thought it was wonderful.  You can go to IMDB and look her up!  When she had her daughters, she didn't think she'd ever find something nearly as wonderful to do with her time.
She then found writing and realized that it would be pretty awesome to write books for kids.  So she did!

She lives in Albany, California right near her hometown, Berkeley and is married to her childhood sweetheart!