Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the best-selling Biscuit series (HarperCollins). Alyssa’s awards include the Washington Irving Award, Garden State Award, Bank Street College Best Book Award, and the Oppenheim Portfolio Gold Award. She lives in New York.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Growing up I loved Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Katherine Paterson, Beverly Cleary, EB White. I love the illustrations of Marla Frazee.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I have always been an avid reader and storyteller. My professional career began as a dancer, another form of telling a story.