News & Reviews


The Ladybug Race is featured in the teaching video "Teaching Response with Picture Books" led by Kathryn Byrne of Quebec Reading Connection.

The Ladybug Race receives a 2017 IPPY Bronze Medal Book Award

Interview with Denise M. Cassano

Book Signing at Leon & Lulu

Skype Visit with JFK Elementary

2016 Huntington Woods 4th of July Parade

Book Review by AtlantideKids

Book Review by Francesca Tamberlani at Milkbook

MOMENTS OF GLORY
Book Review by Carla Ghisalberti

Publisher Terre di Mezzo releases Italian version of THE LADYBUG RACE

3 WAYS TO CREATE DISCIPLINE IN YOUR DAILY WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING ROUTINE on SCBWI Michigan THE MITTEN blog

THE LADYBUG RACE Press Release

TEACHERS: Win a Classroom Visit

Michigander Monday on JUMPING THE CANDLESTICK

PomBlog: A Special Look Inside "The Ladybug Race"

Publishers Weekly Review

INFODAD Review

2014 SCBWI Michigan                     THE MITTEN Blog Guest Post     "The Birth of Blobs"

Amy Nielander graduated from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Before becoming an Author Illustrator, she worked as a product designer and digital sculptor in the automotive industry.  In 2014 she earned international recognition as the only finalist from the United States for her entry in the Silent Book Contest. Her submission debuted at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and traveled to Milan, Italy for exhibitionThe Ladybug Race picture book was published in 2015 by PomegranateKids.  In 2017 she received a Bronze Medal Book Award in the Children's Picture Books All Ages Category by Independent Publisher.

Amy fuses her talents to deliver high quality art, design and playful stories for kids. She consistently pushes her creativity to explore what makes characters unforgettable, storylines stick and fictional worlds, delight.

Her mission is to spread joy, inspire and fuel imaginations, little and big.

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