Nina Crews

Author, Illustrator
PAL Member


Nina Crews is a critically acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. Her first book, One Hot Summer Day, was published in 1995. Daughter of Donald Crews and Ann Jonas (Crews), she has followed in the “family business” creating picture books for young readers. Known for her distinctive photocollage style, Nina has recently put her camera aside to create digitally rendered and collaged illustrations in her latest projects.Nina’s books include A Girl Like Me, The Neighborhood Mother Goose, Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright, and Below.  Her work has been recognized by the ALA Notable Committee, the Black Caucus of the ALA, The Horn Book, Junior Library Guild, NCTE, CCBC, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Bank Street College of Education and many others. Her most recent books are  I’m Not Small, the story of a preschooler’s first solo adventure in his backyard and Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight For Change, a biography of the groundbreaking politician written by Tameka Fryer Brown. 


Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm's Fight for Change

I'm Not Small

A Girl Like Me

SEEING INTO TOMORROW: Haiku by Richard Wright

The Neighborhood Sing-Along

Jack and the Beanstalk

Sky-High Guy

The Neighborhood Mother Goose

One Hot Summer Day

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