letsmakestories

A Podcast About Creating and Sharing Picture Books

Catia Chien – Things to Do

Catia Chien is the illustrator of THINGS TO DO. This amazingly beautiful book combines Elaine Magliaro’s poems and Catia’s art to bring to life the small moments and secret joys of a child’s day. Catia and I chat about how she paints with light and texture, the importance of wide open days, life as a young immigrant, dancing with the lights off and so much more […] Launch Show

 

David Ezra Stein – Ice Boy

David Ezra Stein is the author-illustrator of ICE BOY. His previous book include LEAVES, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and INTERRUPTING CHICKEN, a Caldecott Honor Book […] Launch Show

Jonah Winter – The Secret Project

Today’s featured picture book is about the atomic bomb. What I find fascinating about this book is the words you will not read. Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project, WWII, Japan and Germany never appear. So what are you left with? What do you see? What does it mean? We talk with this story’s author, Jonah Winter, about this chilling and powerful picture book […] Launch Show

 

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Next Episode • May 3, 2017 • L.J.R. Kelly

 

 

Hi, I’m Nick, a children’s author-illustrator. I’ll be sharing everything I learn about making picture books from the people who create our favorites.

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