An award-winning artist, Layne Johnson has created art for more than 20 books for children. Discussing the appeal of creating books for young readers, in an interview with Cynsations’ Cynthia Leitich Smith, Johnson said “It's challenging to show not just what the words say but what they don't.”
His picture books include:
>> “Farmer George Plants a Nation” – recognized as a School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children.
>> “Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express” – winner of the Western Heritage Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
>> “The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans” – a 2016 Storytelling World Award Honor book, nominated for the Triple Crown Award and recognized as a Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Book of the Week.
You can visit him online at LayneJohnson.com. To see his latest art, follow him on Facebook (facebook.com/laynejohnsonstudio) and Instagram (instagram.com/laynejohnsonstudio).