Will Hillenbrand


September 2016

Celebrated Children’s Author and Illustrator

Will Hillenbrand is an author and illustrator whose published works include over sixty books for young readers.  His self-illustrated titles include:  Kite Day, Spring is Here, Louie!, Down by the Station, and Down by the Barn.

In addition to his self-illustrated titles, he has illustrated the works of numerous other writers and retellers including:  Verna Aardema, Judy Sierra, Margery Cuyler, Judith St. George, Phyllis Root, Jane Yolen, Karma Wilson, Maureen Wright, Olivier Dunrea and Jane Hillenbrand.

His most recent titles are:  Bear and Bunny written by Daniel Pinkwater, and Me and Annie McPhee written by Olivier Dunrea.

Mr. Hillenbrand is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park, a suburb of Cincinnati, with his family.

Watch the video below for insight into how Mr. Hillenbrand creates his characters:

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