077: David Ezra Stein – Ice Boy

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Chatting
077: 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.

076: Jonah Winter – The Secret Project

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Chatting
076: 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.

075: Gilbert Ford – The Marvelous Things That Come From Nonfiction Picture Books

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Chatting
075: Gilbert Ford – The Marvelous Things That Come From Nonfiction Picture Books

Gilbert Ford is the author-illustrator of THE MARVELOUS THING THAT CAME FROM A SPRING. Along with being the illustrator of SOLDIER SONG: A TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR and MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL.

074: Ruth Spiro – My Babies Love Quarks!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Chatting
074: Ruth Spiro – My Babies Love Quarks!

Ruth Spiro is the author of the BABY LOVES SCIENCE series. We discuss the first two books in the series, BABY LOVES AEROSPACE ENGINEERING and BABY LOVES QUARKS!

073: Vanessa Brantley-Newton – Just Do You!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Chatting
073: Vanessa Brantley-Newton – Just Do You!

Vanessa Brantley Newton is most recently the illustrator of THE YOUNGEST MARCHER: THE STORY OF AUDREY FAYE HENDRICKS, A YOUNG CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST and MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM. Talking about these two very different books with Vanessa gives this episode an inspiring energy.

072: Zachariah OHora – How to Eat a Book

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Chatting
072: Zachariah OHora – How to Eat a Book

Zachariah OHora is the author-illustrator behind the hilarious picture book THE NOT SO QUIET LIBRARY. This story has donuts, adult napping, misuse of a stapler, Wu-Tang references and eating books … I could go on … but why don’t you just listen to the episode!

071: Corey R. Tabor – Playing in a dark, dark cave

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Chatting
071: Corey R. Tabor – Playing in a dark, dark cave

Corey R. Tabor is the illustrator behind the beautiful and imaginative picture book A DARK, DARK CAVE. This story has suspense, exploration and a fun twist. On today’s show, Corey talks about making the art for this book, his journey into children’s literature and his debut as an author-illustrator with the picture book FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST.

070: Top 5 Picturebooking Interviews of 2016

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Panel Questioning
070: Top 5 Picturebooking Interviews of 2016

This episode features a countdown of the top-5 most listened to picturebooking interviews of 2016. Plus I announce my favorite book featured on the show this year.

069: Chris Haughton – Goodnight Everyone

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Chatting
069: Chris Haughton – Goodnight Everyone

Ideas are funny things. They don’t always grow in a straight line and rightfully so. Sometime I think the most important thing you can do to help an idea grow is to listen … and to let it change. Today’s author Chris Haughton had an idea that grew into his latest book GOODNIGHT EVERYONE. How this story started and where it ended up are super interesting …

068: Jake Parker – Good Things Come to Those Who Create

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Chatting
068: Jake Parker – Good Things Come to Those Who Create

On the show today we have Jake Parker and his debut picture book LITTLE BOT & SPARROW. Jake has worked in comics, concept art, illustration and animation. He started the popular drawing challenge Inktober and co-founded the illustration education website svslearn.com with Will Terry (Picturebooking Episode 12). Basically Jake Parker makes things! And after this talk you’re going to be inspired to make things too.

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