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Aaliya Jaleel

Aaliya Jaleel is a freelance illustrator, character designer, and visual development artist. She is currently majoring in animation at the University of Texas at Dallas with plans to work as a visual development artist after graduation.

A. A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was the creator of the beloved children's character Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Aaron Bagley

Jessixa Bagley, author and illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats For Papa (winner of the 2016 SCBWI GoldenKite Award for best picture book text) and Aaron Bagley(illustrator of Rocking Fatherhood) have been drawing and writing together since they met in art school more than a decade ago. What started off as a courtship of doodling in sketchbooks and belching in lockers soon turned into a marriage of doodling in sketchbooks and belching with their son.

Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker learned while living in Granada, Spain, that many of the city’s stone churches had at one point been mosques and, before that, Roman ruins. Which got him thinking: What wisdom can something as still as a rock share with the rest of us? While he could only guess at the answer, he does have some experience with these ancient fragments of earth. After all, the house where he grew up in Baltimore was built from, you guessed it, stone. Aaron Becker lives in western Massachusetts.

Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey has written many well-loved, bestselling books for children. He is the creator of three hugely successful series for children -- the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <b>The Bad Guys</b>, <b>Pig the Pug</b>, and <b>Thelma the Unicorn</b>. In 2018 it was announced that a movie adaptation of <b>The Bad Guys</b> is in development at DreamWorks Animation with Aaron serving as an executive producer on the project. Aaron's books have won many awards, including nine REAL Awards, an INDIE Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, a Children's Book Council of Australia -- Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award for Children's Literature, two Australian Book Design Awards, and a Children's Peace Literature Award.

Aaron Blecha

Aaron Blecha is an artist and author who designs funny characters and illustrates humorous books. His work includes the Shark School series and Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! Originally from Wisconsin, Aaron now lives with his family by the south English seaside

Aaron DeWitt

Aaron is an avid animal lover and grew up participating in 4-H showing animals at the county fair in Carrollton, Ohio. He showed hogs, sheep and chickens for many, many years, and to this day, can still properly display a chicken's tail feathers. He did show turkeys one year, but they were not to his liking and not very bright. More than one person has said that his spirit animal is a fox, but it's hard to say if it's because he is foxy, or just because they have the same color of hair. Although he does not currently own any animals, he does watch a good number of dogs because, well, art. Check out his other books, All The Ways I Love You authored by Theresa Trinder and Dreaming of You by Amy VanDerwater.

Aaron Meshon

Aaron Meshon illustrates and designs for editorial, advertising, products, and books around the world. He's the author and illustrator of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor winning <i>Take Me Out to the Yakyu</i>, as well as <i>Tools Rule! </i>and <i>The Best Days are Dog Days</i>. Aaron lives with his wife, their child, and their French bulldog, Chubu, in Brooklyn, New York.

Aaron Renier

Aaron Renier is the Eisner award–winning author ofSpiral-Bound and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, and one of the creative forces behind Infinite Corpse, an online collaborative comic with hundreds of contributors. He lives in Chicago.

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times–bestselling author of many highly hilarious books for kids, including Carnivores; Chicks andSalsa; Joey Fly, Private Eye; the Caldecott Honor book CreepyCarrots!; Nerdy Birdy; and its follow-up, Nerdy Birdy Tweets. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, two kids, four cats, and between three and ten fish, depending on the day.