Hi, I’m Nick Patton, the creator, and host of Picturebooking.

Picturebooking produces in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.

Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And I promise that engaging with picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected, and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

About myself

In case you forgot to read the paragraph above, my name is Nick Patton. I have published over 150 podcast episodes and two picture books. I won the prestigious Mead Library’s 2019 Peeps Diorama Contest and a handful of awards for my college athletic designs. I live in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with two kids and one wife.

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Sophie Blackall – If You Come To Earth

Sophie Blackall – If You Come To Earth

Two-time Caldecott winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall discusses IF YOU COME TO EARTH, a glorious guide to our home planet and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.

Gaia Cornwall – Jabari Tries

Gaia Cornwall – Jabari Tries

Picture book author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall discusses JABARI TRIES.

Gaia Cornwall is an author-illustrator whose debut picture book, JABARI JUMPS, won several awards, including a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book.

JABARI TRIES is a book about the struggles of making and inventing. Jabari transforms his frustration into perseverance with the help of his family.

Simran Jeet Singh – Fauja Singh Keeps Going

Simran Jeet Singh – Fauja Singh Keeps Going

Simran Jeet Singh is an educator, writer, activist, and scholar who regularly speaks on issues of diversity, inclusion and equity.
FAUJA SINGH KEEPS GOING is the true story about the man who broke world records to become the first one-hundred-year-old to run a marathon. The book shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to the Sikh community’s positive representation.

I worked on this book with a fantastic guy named Paul Hoffman! Check it out …


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