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.

How to Write a Poem
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

Most Popular Melissa Sweet Books

    picture • 32 Pages
    How to Write a Poem
    Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet
    picture • 40 Pages
    Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
    Melissa Sweet
    chapter • 128 Pages
    Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet
    picture • 40 Pages
    Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
    Susan Hood, Sophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin, Shadra Stickland, Melissa Sweet, LeUyen Pham, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Lisa Brown, Selina Alko, Hadley Hooper, Isabel Roxas, Erin Robinson, Sara Palacios
    picture • 32 Pages
    Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
    Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet
    picture • 34 Pages
    A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
    Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet

Book Stats

3
Authored
19
Illustrated
31
Collaborators

All Melissa Sweet Books

Hardcover
$18.99$17.97
chapter • 128 Pages
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Paperback
$9.99$9.58
picture • 40 Pages
Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship
Paperback
$7.99$7.59
picture • 32 Pages
How to Read a Book
4.0
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
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$17.97
picture • 42 Pages
Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Hardcover
$18.99$17.10
picture • 36 Pages
Little Red Writing
4.5
Physical book
$16.99$15.80
picture • 32 Pages
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 40 Pages
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
5.8
Hardcover
$19.99$18.99
picture • 40 Pages
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
5.8
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
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$17.10
picture • 144 Pages
I Love You
Hardcover
$10.99$10.49
picture • 40 Pages
Carmine: A Little More Red
4.3
Hardcover
$16.99$15.97
picture • 30 Pages
It's Spring!
Board book
$6.99$6.74
picture • 32 Pages
Bats Around the Clock
3.0
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Bat Jamboree
4.0
Paperback
$7.99$7.59

Collaborators

Kwame Alexander
Catherine Thimmesh
Susan Hood
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
Michelle Markel
Jen Bryant
Samantha Berger
Paul B Janeczko
Jane Yolen
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Kathi Appelt
Liza Baker
Lisa McCourt
Eve Bunting
Caroline Jayne Church
Cyd Moore
John Segal
Joan Holub
Judy Sierra
David Elliott

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