Category Archives: Art and Book Design

An inside look at picture book illustrations, cover artwork, and book design.

Cover Reveal: Ink and Ashes 

Cover reveal for INK AND ASHES by Valynne E. Maetani, Tu Books’ first New Visions Award winner.


Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the art of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the scenes for the art from LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

Book Activities for the Family

Amanda Boyarshinov, one of the founders of the website The Educators’ Spin On It, shares how to make a family theme love basket using LEE & LOW BOOKS.

Cover Reveal: Rose Eagle

The cover reveal for ROSE EAGLE, an e-novella prequel to Joseph Bruchac’s KILLER OF ENEMIES, coming out in October!

The Little Melba Playlist: A Jazz Music Primer from Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison, illustrator of LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE, shares some of his favorite jazz songs.

Illustrator April Chu Takes Us Behind the Art of Summoning the Phoenix

Illustrator April Chu shares how she created the illustrations for Summoning the Phoenix.

Cover Design 101: Drift

The cover reveal for Drift, our new YA high fantasy story coming in May!

Cover Design 101: Rebellion (Book 3 in the Tankborn trilogy)

In this Cover Design 101 post, Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman shares the process of creating the cover of Rebellion (Book 3 in the Tankborn trilogy)

Illustrator Christiane Krömer Takes Us Behind the Art of King For A Day

Illustrator Christiane Krömer takes us behind-the-scenes of how she made the art for King For a Day.

Remembering Illustrator Sonia Lynn Sadler

We remember illustrator Sonia Lynn Sadler, who passed away in late September.