Author & Illustrator

Melissa Sweet

Biography

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship
How to Read a Book
You Nest Here with Me
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Little Red Writing
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Most Popular Melissa Sweet Books

    picture • 40 Pages
    Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
    Melissa Sweet
    picture • 32 Pages
    How to Read a Book
    Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet
    picture • 40 Pages
    Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
    Selina Alko, Susan Hood, Sophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin, Shadra Stickland, Melissa Sweet, LeUyen Pham, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Isabel Roxas, Erin Robinson, Sara Palacios
    picture • 48 Pages
    Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
    Paul B Janeczko, Melissa Sweet
    chapter • 176 Pages
    Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
    Melissa Sweet
    picture • 32 Pages
    Bat Jamboree
    Melissa Sweet, Kathi Appelt

Book Stats

3
Authored
15
Illustrated
23
Collaborators

All Melissa Sweet Books

Paperback
$7.99$7.43
picture • 32 Pages
How to Read a Book
4.0
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
board • 28 Pages
You Nest Here with Me
4.0
Board book
$7.99$7.43
picture • 48 Pages
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
picture • 40 Pages
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
Physical book
$18.99$17.66
chapter • 176 Pages
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
Physical book
$18.99$17.66
picture • 42 Pages
Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 36 Pages
Little Red Writing
4.5
Physical book
$16.99$15.80
picture • 40 Pages
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
5.8
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
picture • 40 Pages
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
5.8
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 34 Pages
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
Physical book
$18.00$16.74
picture • 40 Pages
Carmine: A Little More Red
4.3
Physical book
$16.99$15.80
chapter • 121 Pages
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Physical book
$0.00$0.00
picture • 32 Pages
Bats Around the Clock
3.0
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 32 Pages
Bat Jamboree
4.0
Paperback
$7.99$7.43

Collaborators

Kwame Alexander
Selina Alko
Susan Hood
Sophie Blackall
Emily Winfield Martin
Shadra Stickland
LeUyen Pham
Oge Mora
Julie Morstad
Lisa Brown
Hadley Hooper
Isabel Roxas
Erin Robinson
Sara Palacios
Paul B Janeczko
Kathi Appelt
Jane Yolen
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Jen Bryant
Joan Holub
Judy Sierra
David Elliott
Catherine Thimmesh

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