Melissa Sweet has illustrated over 100 books as well as many toys, puzzles, and games for eeBoo. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards and as drawings on her living room walls.
She has received numerous awards including two Caldecott honors: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams and for The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant.
Melissa has written four books: Carmine: A Little More Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated book; Tupelo Rides the Rails; Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, a Sibert Award winner for informational books, and a NCTE Orbis Pictus winner for outstanding nonfiction and the Cook Prize for STEM picture book. Her most recent book, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White, was a New York Times Best Seller and garnered an NCTE Orbis Pictus award and a Boston Globe–Horn Book honor for nonfiction.