Category Archives: Art

Illustrator Christiane Krömer Takes Us Behind the Art of King For A Day

Illustrator Christiane Krömer takes us behind-the-scenes of how she made the art for King For a Day.

Remembering Illustrator Sonia Lynn Sadler

We remember illustrator Sonia Lynn Sadler, who passed away in late September.

What Does a Monster Look Like?

S.P. Gates, author of The Monster in the Mudball, shares several artistic interpretations of the monster Zilombo.

The Inspiration Behind the Artwork: World Travel

Author and illustrator Lulu Delacre shares some pictures that provided inspiration for the illustrations in HOW FAR DO YOU LOVE ME?

Poetry Friday: What is a haiku?

What are haiku? Author Matthew Gollub explains what defines the haiku poetry form.

Spring into Multicultural Children’s Books!

A poem and image from the book “Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems” to celebrate the first day of spring.

Cover Design 101: Hammer Of Witches, and the Pros of Illustrated Covers

We’re so excited about the upcoming release of our new YA historical fantasy Hammer of Witches! In this post, Tu Books Editorial Director Stacy Whitman discusses how she and the designer came up with the final cover: Historical fantasy can be tough to market. You have to show that, despite being steeped in research and history, this is an […]

Cover Design 101: The cover of Awakening

We’re getting close to the release of Awakening, the upcoming sequel to the YA science fiction dystopia Tankborn from our Tu Books imprint! Awakening continues the story of Kayla and Mishalla, two teen GENs (genetically engineered nonhumans) fighting for freedom and equality:   Last week, we were lucky to get some help revealing the cover of […]

How to make a woodblock print

Author and artist Andrea Cheng demonstrates how to make woodblock prints.

Hurricane crafts: how to make a paper mask

The Lee & Low office is closed today because of the storm, and our thoughts are with everyone affected by Sandy and the rain, wind, and flooding that she brought with her. Drummer Boy of John John illustrator Frané Lessac has shared instructions on how to make masks for Halloween and Carnival, but they work […]


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