Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

About Barbara Karlin

Barbara Karlin was an early member of the SCBWI and a celebrated author of numerous picture books.  She believed that writers of picture book text deserved support and encouragement for their contribution to the unique art form that is the picture book. It was in her memory that the SCBWI established the Barbara Karlin Grant for Writers of Picture Book Text in 1991.