Picturebooking is an interview podcast.
Each episode features an in-depth conversation with a children’s book author or illustrator and their latest picture books.
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...
Show notes: Children's book author Jon-Erik Lappano tells us why nurturing a sense of wonder in kids is essential. Today's featured book, MAGGIE'S TREASURE, is about a child who turns her passion for collecting into a pleasure for her community. Books featured...
Show notes: Children's book author-illustrator Alex Willan discusses the power of humor in storytelling, and his picture book UNICORNS ARE THE WORST. Books featured on the show this winter: Related interviewsSubscribe to picturebooking and get the...
Making with Friends A picture book author tip As you listen to today's show think about the friendship that feeds your creativity. Featured books:affiliate linkaffiliate linkShow notes: New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett talks about making things (like...
Embracing Change A picture book author-illustrator tip As you listen to today's show think about change and how it has affected you and your work. Featured book:affiliate linkShow notes: Children's book author-illustrator Jane Smith discusses embracing change and her...
Stories save lives A picture book author-illustrator tip As you listen to today's show think about the stories you tell the world and the stories you tell yourself. Do these stories save lives? Do they bring people together? Do they lift us up? Featured book:affiliate...
Inspiration for us lost creatives A picture book author-illustrator tip I found real inspiration in her last answer about her picture book life's best moment. This pandemic, election, social unrest period has been difficult. And creatively, I've felt lost and a little...
Colors that inspire A picture book illustrator tip As an artist, listen to how Aaron plays with color, light, words, and medium to rediscover his place in children's literature. Featured book:affiliate linkShow notes: New York Times best-selling author-illustrator...
Write for your illustrations A picture book illustrator tip Illustrators should pay close attention to how this book came about. We'd all love it if that perfect manuscript would fall in our laps, but sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone and writing for...
Yes, there is a lot of interviews
Here is a list of some favorites to get you started!
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 – 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...
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Featured Book: WHY?
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 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 is an Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery.
Holly Hatam is an illustrator whose art always makes me smile and whose books inspire me. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.
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 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, 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 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 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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