All about Sarah Lynne Reul!

I’m an illustrator, writer and award-winning 2D animator who likes science, bright colors, tiny things, drawing on photos and figuring out how things work.

After a number of years in science museum education and non-profit administration, I was lured back to school by the magic of making drawings come to life.  I earned an MFA in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art University and my thesis film, “The Search for the Monster of Lake Quannapowitt”, won Best Animation for Kids at Animation Block Party 2015.  I try to pack all the dynamic energy of animation into each of my illustrations.

I grew up in Brooklyn, but now I live just outside of Boston with my husband, two kids, two cats and one dog. During my workdays, I spend my time creating new books and visiting schools for author/ illustrator visits.

I wrote & illustrated The Breaking News (Roaring Brook/Macmillan),  Allie All Along (Sterling),  Pet the Pets, Farm the Farm (both from Little Simon/Simon & Schuster), NERP! (Sterling) and Bubbie & Rivka’s Best Ever Challah (So Far!), coming in Fall 2022 from Abrams.

I’ve also created five murals for the Museum of Science in Boston (one over 16 feet long!) and I’ve participated in #the100dayproject on Instagram four times – twice completing #100daysofdrawingonphotos, creating 80+ days of #100daysofmakingtinythings, and recently working on #100daysofusingschoolstuff.

I’m always interested in hearing about new illustration projects, especially those related to big feelings, science or friendly monsters.

Represented by Emily Mitchell ( of Wernick & Pratt Agency for all projects related to the children’s book market.

I’d love to hear from you – email me anytime at  You can also find me on Instagram, TwitterLinkedIn and Pinterest.

If you’d like to order signed books, please contact my local bookstore, Whitelam Books. If you order through them, I can even stop by the store to add an inscription if you’d like.

If you’d like a signed/personalized bookplate for any of my books, send me an email ( and I’d be happy to mail one out!

A note from my literary agency, Wernick and Pratt, regarding COVID-19 Online Enrichment Guidelines : 

Dear teachers, librarians, and caregivers,

During the current COVID-19 outbreak and the related school closures, we understand that many districts are working to connect with their students and families online, to keep learning together when the in-person classroom is not an option.

Please note that these permission guidelines are for school, library, or other nonprofit educational use ONLY. 

Sarah Lynne Reul wants to help you share her books with your students in these challenging times and recommends the following:

  • A school-based intranet for students only, such as Google Classroom or another closed system, is the best way to share teacher read-aloud videos and other copyrighted content with your students.
  • A closed Facebook group or password-protected YouTube link to such videos, where the video is “unlisted” on YouTube and only available to those with the link, is the next best option.
  • If neither of these is available, and your best method of reaching students and families is Facebook Live or another publicly accessible method, we understand, but ask that you delete the videos as soon as possible.

In addition, Sarah Lynne Reul will be posting read-alouds of her books in the Storytime playlist of her YouTube channel; these will remain available at least until June 30th, 2021.  Please feel free to share the link with your students and community. 

We appreciate your continued respect for copyright during these unusual times. We wish you and your students all the best, and we hope you can return to the classroom together soon.

With best regards,

The Wernick & Pratt Agency