Mel Schuit is a picture book author, illustrator, and enthusiast with an MA in Children’s Literature, an MFA in Writing for Children, and a BA in Studio Art. Her primary focus is design and illustration in picture books and children's graphic novels, and this site started as a way for Mel to catalog the illustration styles and recurrent themes she found in her own picture book collection.

On Instagram, Mel hosts the Let's Talk Picture Books Exchange, a quarterly series of one-on-one picture book swap, and she co-hosts @kidlitpicks, a monthly, themed picture book club.

Mel is also a member of the Children's Book Council's Graphic Novel Committee and a contributing reviewer for The Comics Journal.