Author & Illustrator

Mika Song

Mika Song is a children's writer/illustrator who makes stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York to study at Pratt Institute. She was an animator before getting into children's books.

In 2015, she received the Portfolio Award at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference in NYC.

Most Recent Book
A Friend for Henry book

I love using words and pictures to tell a story.

Picture and stories are a way to share my experiences with others.



What do you hope young readers experience from your work?

I hope my stories feel true to young readers. My favorite reaction is laughter.

How has reading influenced your life?

Books are my oldest best friend. They make me feel safe and comfortable and are fun to hang out with.

What world have you created in a book that you'd most like to live in?

Have books around. Keep one in your bag and in your car. Read while snacking. Rotate them or go to the library. Give your kids all kinds of things to read, magazines, board books, comics, newspaper and see what they are interested in.

picture Books

A Friend for Henry book
friendship · autism · making friends · school
A Friend for Henry
friendship · problem solving
Picnic with Oliver
Tea with Oliver book
friendship · shyness · cats · mice · letter writing
Tea with Oliver
starting school · feelings and emotions · school
A New School Year
cancer · kisses · facing fears · love
Cancer Hates Kisses


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