Crews, Nina

Nina Crews is a children’s book author and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses photographs and collage to create energetic stories that center on the experiences of young children. Her work has been recognized by the ALA Notable Committee, Cooperative Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild, and Bank Street College of Education. Nina’s books include Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright,  One Hot Summer Day, and The Neighborhood Mother Goose. Her most recent book, A Girl Like Me was written by Angela Johnson and encourages all children to embrace their individuality and follow their dreams.

SEEING INTO TOMORROW: NCTE Notable Poetry Books for 2019, Junior Library Guild Selection
THE NEIGHBORHOOD SING-ALONG: Bank Street Children’s Book Committee – Building Blocks Selection for Children Five & Under
BELOW: ALA Notable Book 2007, Junior Library Guild Selection
THE NEIGHBORHOOD MOTHER GOOSE: ALA Notable Book 2005, New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2004, CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Council) Choice 2004

3 Fun Facts

1. Creating children’s books is the family business. My parents, Donald Crews and Ann Jonas Crews, have written and illustrated numerous award-winning books.
2. When I started my publishing career, I worked for animation studios and once assisted, Nick Park, the creator of Shaun the Sheep.
3. I love learning about new things. I now know more about soccer than I ever imagined. It is my twelve-year-old son’s favorite sport.