Author & Illustrator

Melissa Sweet


Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books <i>The Right Word </i>and <i>A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams</i> both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated <i>Tupelo Rides the Rails</i>; <i>Carmine: A Little More Red</i>, which was a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and <i>Balloons Over Broadway</i>, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 <i>Publishers Weekly</i> 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.

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

Book Dedications by Melissa Sweet

  • To Tony Sarg and his cast of characters
    Balloons Over Broadway
  • For Sybille
    Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems