ABOUT CAROLINE ARNOLD

  • I have been writing for children since 1980 and am the author of more than 160 books. My newest book is Butterflies in Room 6, a sequel to Hatching Chicks in Room 6, about a kindergarten class hatching eggs. Living Fossils: Clues to the Past, about present day animals very similar to their ancient relatives, is among my recent titles which also include A Day and Night in the Rain Forest, one of four books in the Caroline Arnold’s Habitat series, A Panda’s World, one of a series of twelve books illustrated with my own cut-paper art. Taj Mahal is the story behind this famous monument, and my two recent fiction books are Wiggle and Waggle, an early reader about two hardworking worms, and a tall tale, The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award. A Warmer World is about the impact of global warming on wildlife. In addition to writing and illustrating, I enjoy doing author presentations at schools, libraries and conferences.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I have illustrated a number of my recent books, some with photographs and others with cut-paper art. My cut-paper collage illustrations are created by first drawing the animals, using photographs as a guide. I then cut paper into the necessary shapes before assembling and gluing the pieces together. I prefer using heavy colored paper that I buy at the art store, but I will use anything I can find if it is the right color. I like the thickness of the art paper which, as pieces overlap, gives a three-dimensional quality to the illustrations. I like using cut paper collage as an illustration technique because the pictures are bright and colorful and the art allows me to convey information about the animals and their environments that I could not do in any other way. I can make the animals big or small, change their positions, and place them exactly in a visual environment that best shows where they live.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


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    A Sea Turtle's Journey

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    Blast Off

    2019

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    Making Mochi


    Blast Off

    2019

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    The Biggest Bell in China

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    Touchdown

    2018