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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, January 28, 2018

Mônica Carnesi

Mônica Carnesi an author/illustrator of two picture books, both by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She is also a full-time librarian, so picture books are a big and important part of her life.  

You can find more about Mônica and her books on her website: www.monicacarnesi.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mike Petrik

Mike Petrik is an animator by day and an illustrator of books, magazines, and wonderfully scary doodles by night. He’s contributed to such publications as Highlights for Children and is also the illustrator of Johnny Works with One Hammer by Nicholas Ian. Mike has always loved Halloween and has created many spooktacular haunted houses over the years. He lives with his family near Chicago, where he waits each year for the best day ever…Halloween! Learn more at www.mikepetrik.com.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joy Steuerwald

Joy Steuerwald is an author and illustrator who has always been inspired by creating for children. Through children's educational animated games, product design and illustration, Joy has always loved making her mark with kids in mind. Joy lives in the Bay Area with her husband and 2 muses (her son and miniature wiener dog). She teaches her son to love nature and our planet and for him to be brave enough to make his own mark. 

Joy's first authored and illustrated picture book, The Peculiar Pig, will be released in 2019 by Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin.

Learn more about Joy's work here:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Benson Shum

Benson Shum is an author/illustrator that enjoys creating and telling stories through animation and illustration. Benson is also an Animator at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia and Moana. His inspiration comes from his love of children’s book illustrations, and observation of the little things in life. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now resides in Burbank, California.

Benson's first children's book Holly's Day at the Pool was published April 2017 with Disney-Hyperion. 

You can learn more about Benson here: