Leeza Hernandez, Award-Winning Illustrator and Children’s Book Author


Photo by Linda Littenberg

I am thrilled beyond words to be doing this interview today.  I met Leeza at last year’s annual NJ SCBWI conference, but have been fortunate enough to have sat in on some of her amazing workshops at past SCBWI conferences.  

Award-winning illustrator and children’s book author, Leeza hails from the south of England, but has been living in New Jersey since 1999.  In 2004, she switched from newspaper and magazine design to children’s books, and has never looked back.  With a few books now under her belt, she’s currently working on a follow up to Dog Gone! called Cat Napped! and a sequel to Eat Your Math Homework, called Eat Your Science Homework (both titles are due for release in 2014).  Leeza also illustrated, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, written by acclaimed actor and author John Lithgow.  

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Neat Trick: How to Separate an Egg

When I first saw this video, I couldn’t believe it was possible.  But, rest assured, it is. This has to be the most fun and easy way ever to separate a yolk from the white of an egg.  Even if your recipe doesn’t require it, you and your kids will want to try it out before you make an omelet or scramble up some eggs. Here’s the link: