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Each episode features an in-depth conversation with a children’s book author or illustrator and their latest picture books.

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Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

Show notes: Two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee talks about how making picture books help her through life's challenges. Today's featured book is her conclusion to the farmer trilogy, THE FARMER AND THE CIRCUS. Become an email subscriber: picturebooking.com/email...

Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

Show notes: Today's featured guest is children's book author and illustrator Paddy Donelly. We also have a picturebooking message from author Elsa Anderson about her new book; THE LITTLE MANDARIN REACHES THE STARS. In the interview with Paddy, we discuss stories that...

Jon Klassen – The Rock from the Sky

Jon Klassen – The Rock from the Sky

Show notes: Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author-illustrator Jon Klassen shares deadpan humor in his latest book, THE ROCK FROM THE SKY. Today's show also features THE DOG'S GARDENER and THE HAPPINESS OF A DOG WITH A BALL IN ITS MOUTH. Become an email...

Annelouise Mahoney – A Very Brave Night

Annelouise Mahoney – A Very Brave Night

Show notes: Children's book author-illustrator Annelouise Mahoney shares her journey and debut picture book, JULIUS AND MACY: A VERY BRAVE NIGHT. Today's featured book is an enchanting woodland tale about bravery and friendship. Become an email subscriber to enter the...

Leda Schubert – Nathan’s Song

Leda Schubert – Nathan’s Song

Show notes: Today’s guest is children’s book author Leda Schubert. In the interview, Leda discusses writing, awe of picture books, and family. Today’s featured book, NATHAN’S SONG, is a positive portrayal of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 1900s, based on...

Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

Show notes: Today's guest children's book author Kathleen Krull passed away on January 15 following a brief illness. We recorded this talk on January 13. Here is her publisher's weekly obituary. Today's show also includes a picturebooking message by author Hilary...

Kaylani Juanita – A House For Every Bird

Kaylani Juanita – A House For Every Bird

Show notes: Today's show includes an interview with children's book illustrator Kaylani Juanita and picturebooking messages by authors Ruth Spiro and Ruth Forman. In the interview, Kaylani discusses racism and children's literature. Today's featured book, A HOUSE FOR...

Kate Hoefler – nothing in common

Kate Hoefler – nothing in common

Show notes: Today's guests include an interview with children's book author Kate Hoefler and a picturebooking message by author Katherine Picarde. In the interview, Kate helps us find common ground by examining the phrase "nothing in common." Today's featured book,...

Cátia Chien – The Bear and the Moon

Cátia Chien – The Bear and the Moon

Show notes: Children's book illustrator Cátia Chien shows us that something beautiful can come from creative struggle. Today's featured book, THE BEAR AND THE MOON is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into a bear's life. A...

Yes, there is a lot of interviews

Here is a list of some favorites to get you started!

Helena Ku Rhee

Helena Ku Rhee

Helena Ku Rhee’s picturebooking podcast interview featuring THE PAPER KINGDOM. Ku Rhee is an author based in Los Angeles. She draws story ideas from her travels as well as her childhood. THE PAPER KINGDOM (illustrated by Pascal Campion) is a story based off of a difficult time made magical by her parents.

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows – John Marco & Iggy picturebooking 138  |  author episode  |  hosted by Nick Patton  |  March 4, 2020 Picturebooking Newsletter Apple Podcast ReviewsAnnie Barrows | author Annie Barrows is a New York Times bestselling author, best known for the Ivy...

Adam Rex

Adam Rex

author-illustrator
New York Times bestseller
Featured Book: WHY?

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

OLIVER JEFFERS is an artist, storyteller, father, cartographer and part-time explorer. His work encompasses many forms, from picture books to portraiture, using a variety of media.

Anika Denise

Anika Denise

Anika Aldamuy Denise writes stories that tickle her funny bone, tug her heartstrings, feed her curiosity, and celebrate her bicultural Puerto Rican-Italian heritage.

Ebony Glenn

Ebony Glenn

Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery.

Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam is an illustrator whose art always makes me smile and whose books inspire me. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton is the picture book author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World and She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History.

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall is an Australian artist and illustrator of children’s books based in Brooklyn, New York. She won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear and the 2019 Medal for Hello Lighthouse.

Grace Lin

Grace Lin

Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author-illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the Theodor Geisel Honor for Ling and Ting, and a Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star.

Stevie Lewis

Stevie Lewis

Stevie Lewis is an illustrator who has been living on the road in a van (she mostly built out herself!) for the past three years, furthering her passion art and the outdoors.

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling author and has written many highly acclaimed books for kids, including DUDE!, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Caveboy Dave, and the Caldecott Honor-winning Creepy Carrots.

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