Author & Illustrator

Melissa Sweet


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.

Most Popular Melissa Sweet Books

All Melissa Sweet Books


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
Jen Bryant

Book Dedications by Melissa Sweet

  • For Sybille
    Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems