Tracy Newman

Tracy Newman has written numerous books for children, including Itzhak: A Boy who Loved the Violin, which won a Schneider Family Honor. Her writing inspiration comes from her adventures raising her children. She lives in Connecticut.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing

What’s your favorite line from a book?

Then he nibbled a hole in his cocoon, pushed his way out and…he was a beautiful butterfly.
Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Mo Willems
Sandra Boynton
Richard Scarry

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love making up stories and playing with words.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Write as much as you can, when you can, even if it’s for just a few minutes at a time. And don’t give up.