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, April 27, 2012

Susan Eaddy

Susan worked as an Art Director in educational book publishing for 8 years. She illustrated over 70 educational books and covers in many different media, and won awards for her paper sculpture. She became the Art Director at RCA Records Nashville, receiving a Grammy Award Nomination for the art direction of the “Los Super Seven” CD package.
After 7 years she left RCA to open ClayThings Illustration. Today, she works entirely in polymer and modeling clay, and has appropriated every kitchen tool in the house for her art. Her ClayThings appear in magazines, books, catalogs, advertising, greeting cards, wallpaper, kitchen textiles & other licensed products.

Watch her create her Celebri-dot!

Susan writes, "Since clay illustration IS my life; I thought it would be fun to just play with DOTS of clay and see what happened. Before I knew it, I was connecting the dots to make little people in a dot of a world. I hope you enjoy the lightning speed video of the process!"

Learn more about Susan on her website
 or her blog http://claythings-susaneaddy.blogspot.com/

Be AMAZED by her work on her YouTube channel

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Katie Davis

Katie Davis has published nine books and appears monthly on the ABC affiliate show, Good Morning Connecticut, recommending great books for kids. She produces Brain Burps About Books, a podcast about kidlit, a blog and monthly newsletter. Learn more about Katie on her website.

She, along with her husband wrote "Little Chicken's Big Day." The trailer (below) won the Trailee Award at the ALA MidWinter Meeting! 

Other books by Katie:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bethanie Marguia

Bethanie Murguia is the author and illustrator of Zoe Gets Ready and Buglette, The Messy Sleeper. She loves to pick berries, ride her bike, and play with paints. Please visit her at www.aquapup.com.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

David J. Smith

David Smith is the author of the wildly popular, Mapping the World By Heart. He describes his dot as 
"Teacher Eagle and 3 student eagles, Squamish art made for "Mapping the World By Heart"."

David's other books include "If The World Were a Village" 

You can find out more information about David and get some awesome resources for map exploration on his website.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deborah Underwood

Deborah Underwood’s books include The Quiet Book, The Loud Book!, A Balloon for IsabelPirate Mom, and Granny Gomez & Jigsaw. The Christmas Quiet Book will be published in October, 2012. Deborah co-writes the Sugar Plum Ballerina chapter book series, and has written over 25 nonfiction books on topics ranging from smallpox to ballroom dancing. Please visit her online: DeborahUnderwoodBooks.com.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Drake Schaberg

Drake Schaberg is currently an intern at FableVision Learning in Dedham, MA. One of his projects was recently  funded on a website called Kickstarter and in July his first children's book will be released!  If you want to see what it is all about you can visit the kickstarter page, and you can check out the updates to see videos of him making some of the characters.  This book is going to be pretty awesome.  

If you want to see more of Drake's work, check out his website.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bob Raczka

Bob Raczka is an author and poetry promoter. He and Peter H. Reynolds collaborated on Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys. There is an awesome website companion for the book.

Bob is also the author of Lemonade and other poems squeezed From a Single Word and many other books!

You can learn more about Bob on his website.