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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

When Pencil Met Eraser

Find out how Pencil and Eraser learned to work together and become best friends in this funny, clever picture book series, starting with When Pencil Met Eraser. Kids will love learning about creativity, friendship, drawing, and more, in these hilarious tales from Karen Kilpatrick, Luis O. Ramos, Jr., and illustrator Germán Blanco. While Pencil draws, Eraser erases parts of his work, until the two discover their artwork is much better as a team.

“An imaginative and engaging look into artistic possibility.” —Kirkus Reviews

  • When Pencil Met the Markers
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    • When Pencil Met the Markers

    • When Pencil Met Eraser
      Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr.; illustrated by German Blanco
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    • A purple marker shows his friends that being creative means sometimes coloring outside the lines in When Pencil Met the Markers, the imaginative, inspiring, and colorful follow-up...

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  • When Pencil Met Eraser
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    • When Pencil Met Eraser

    • When Pencil Met Eraser
      Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr.; illustrated by German Blanco
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    • Named one of the “Best Children’s Books of 2019” by Parents magazine, this funny, clever picture book tells the true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best...

      • Available in:

      • eBook

Karen Kilpatrick

Karen Kilpatrick has been telling and writing stories for as long as she can remember. A former attorney who left the legal industry for the toy industry, she is the author of When Pencil Met Eraser and the Pumpkinheads children's book series and cocreator with her two daughters of the toy brand, MeBears. She lives in South Florida with her three kids.

Karen Kilpatrick

Luis O. Ramos Jr.

Luis O. Ramos, Jr. was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and graduated from University of Central Florida and University of Miami Law. He's an attorney at law and a kid at heart who practices law during the day and writes and consumes stories in his free time. He and his wife currently live in South Florida with their very cute but very demanding orange cat.

Luis is coauthor, with Karen Kilpatrick, of When Pencil Met Eraser and When Pencil Met the Markers.

Luis O. Ramos, Jr.

German Blanco

Germán Blanco has been using pencils all his life. Erasers, too. He unknowingly began his artistic career as a kid by doodling in school whenever he was bored (sorry, mom!). He later became a graphic designer but he found his passion in illustration. When he’s not drawing, he enjoys watching movies and playing football (aka soccer).

Germán is the illustrator of When Pencil Met Eraser and When Pencil Met the Markers.

German Blanco