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.

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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...

Jon-Erik Lappano – Maggie’s Treasure

Jon-Erik Lappano – Maggie’s Treasure

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...

Alex Willan – Unicorns Are the Worst

Alex Willan – Unicorns Are the Worst

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...

Mac Barnett – Jack, Santa and a Polar Bear in Snow

Mac Barnett – Jack, Santa and a Polar Bear in Snow

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...

Jane Smith – Hello, New House

Jane Smith – Hello, New House

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...

Don Tate – William Still and His Freedom Stories

Don Tate – William Still and His Freedom Stories

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...

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.

What is your favorite type of picturebooking interview? Find more of those episodes in the archive!

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