Hi! My name is Tracy Sabin and I write, illustrate and paper-engineer books for kids. I wrote 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 illustration for kids. I’ve decorated dozens of elementary textbooks. In 1993, I wrote, illustrated and paper-engineered a pop-up book called A Visit to the North Pole. In 2006, the pop-up master, Robert Sabuda, hired me to illustrate Castle, a book written and paper-engineered by the talented Kyle Olmon. It was listed on the New York Times bestseller list for several weeks.
In 2015, I started publishing my own books. I’ve released 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.