ABOUT NANCY RAINES DAY

  • Nancy Raines Day had two new picture books come out in 2021–Applesauce is Fun to Wear (Cameron Kids/Abrams) and Baby’s Opposites (Charlesbridge), a companion book to Baby’s Firsts. Her first book, The Lion’s Whiskers (Scholastic, 1995)–a retelling of an Ethiopian folktale about a loving stepmother–was hailed by The New York Times as one of five notable picture books of the year. Her other books include Pirate Jack Gets Dressed and What in the World? Numbers in Nature (Beach Lane Books), Way Down Below Deep and A is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts (Arcadia), and Piecing Earth and Sky Together (Lee & Low).
    Before writing for children, Day wrote nonfiction magazine articles on health and historical subjects for 20 years. Currently, she also consults on picture book texts for SCBWI members.
    Day holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Michigan and Syracuse University. Having raised a son and a daughter, she lives with her husband on St. Simons Island in Georgia and zooms with two new grandsons.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Connecting kids with  books and nature is a  mission for me. Picture books can reveal “a world in a grain of sand.”

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