TTLG Author/Illustrator Profiles

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated over 70 children’s books from board books to nonfiction and jacket covers. She has written  and illustrated two books, Tupelo Rides the Rails, and  Carmine: A Little More Red,  a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books, 2005.

Melissa illustrated A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williiams by Jen Bryant, a 2009 Caldecott Honor book .  Other titles include The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra and Day is Done by Peter Yarrow.

Her collages and paintings have appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, on greeting cards, cookbooks and posters.   Her toys for eeBoo have won the Oppenheim and Parents Choice Awards. When she is not in her studio, she can be found taking in an art class, hiking with  her dogs or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.