Linda Bronson is a freelance illustrator based in Essex, Connecticut, who specializes in illustrating children’s books and creating artwork for kids.

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My interest in children’s books began while studying Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Over the years, my expertise in children’s book illustration has developed due to working on a myriad of books in various styles. I have illustrated board books, trade books, educational texts, religious texts and even poetry complications.  I’ve illustrated children’s books for authors and I’ve also authored my own books. As an illustrator who specializes in kids books I nurture this focus by spending a large amount of time in the children’s book section of my local library and bookstore studying what the trends are in the market and staying on top of what is being published. I derive a lot of inspiration from illustrators I admire. What I love most about children’s book illustration is it’s ability transport a child to a whole new world in their imagination. It’s important to see the world with the wonder of a child. For me, the two most important qualities of a successful children’s book illustration are creating engaging characters and illustrating a world full of details that go way beyond what is written in the text,  little “Easter Eggs” for the reader to delight in. To maintain my skillset I am constantly working on personal pieces to push my illustrations to never become redundant or stale.  I also take a lot of online classes to brush up on my skills and keep my work fresh and interesting for both me and the reader.


  • The Boston Lyric Opera
  • Papyrus
  • Scholastic Books


What was your favorite storybook as a child?
My favorite storybook as a child was Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Maurice Sendak.

Which authors do you admire most?
The authors I admire most are Charlotte Zolotow and Amy Dyer.

What characteristic really brings a children’s book to life?
The characteristics that really bring a children’s book to life is that it is crafted with the utmost care and consideration to engage, inspire, and educate its reader.

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