Hi! My name is Tracy Sabin. I write and illustrate books for kids. I created my first children’s story in the sixth grade. It was the rousing tale of a bookworm scientist whose home was, literally, a book. It was called A Worm Squirm. Undeterred, I continued to concoct and illustrate books for kids all the way through high school.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing, I started making pictures for a living. I've designed and illustrated all sorts of projects: maps, logos, packages, animations… even a mosaic on an airport wall.
No assignment is more welcome than making art for kids. I’ve illustrated dozens of elementary textbooks. In 1993, I wrote, illustrated and paper-engineered the pop-up book A Visit to the North Pole. In 2006, I illlustrated Castle, written and paper-engineered by the talented Kyle Olmon. It was a New York Times bestseller for several weeks.
I’ve published several picture books, including This Is Our Ocean - The Dream of Clean Seas which won SCBWI’s 2019 Spark Award for excellence in independently published picture books. The Secret of Four Notch is a five-star reviewed middle grade historical/time-travel novel. My most recent release The Nicknocker, a middle grade fantasy novel, explores self-esteem struggles.