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Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with 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 engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with 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 engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

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United States

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Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with 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 engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jon Klassen – The Rock from the Sky

4/7/2021
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. Picturebooking Episode Page: https://picturebooking.com/jon-klassen-the-rock-from-the-sky Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book...

Duration:01:07:13

Annelouise Mahoney – A Very Brave Night

3/24/2021
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. Books featured on the show this winter: https://picturebooking.com/winter21 Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:49:29

Leda Schubert – Nathan's Song

3/10/2021
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 Leda’s grandfather. Books featured on the show this winter: https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:39:47

Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

2/24/2021
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: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/85350-obituary-kathleen-krull.html Today's show also includes a picturebooking message by author Hilary Robinson. In the interview, Kathleen shares her passion for finding and sharing the stories of people who deserve attention...

Duration:00:27:00

Kaylani Juanita - A House For Every Bird

2/10/2021
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 EVERY BIRD, is about a young artist whose drawings rebel against her when she tries to put her sketched birds in houses that match how they look, but not how they feel. Books featured on the show this winter:...

Duration:01:08:52

Kate Hoefler – nothing in common

1/27/2021
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, with that same phrase, NOTHING IN COMMON, is a thoughtful, compassionate story that has the power to bring us together. Books featured on the show this winter: https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email...

Duration:00:43:02

Cátia Chien - The Bear and the Moon

1/13/2021
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. Books featured on the show this winter: https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:40:17

Jon-Erik Lappano – Maggie's Treasure

12/30/2020
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 on the show this month: https://picturebooking.com/december-2020-books/

Duration:00:37:54

Alex Willan – Unicorns Are the Worst

12/16/2020
Children's book author-illustrator Alex Willan discusses the power of humor in storytelling, and his picture book UNICORNS ARE THE WORST. Alex Willan is an author-illustrator who has exhibited in art galleries and has painted murals, theater sets, and squirmy kids' faces, but his true love has always been children's books. UNICORNS ARE THE WORST is about a goblin who can't stand his new neighbors. This book is laugh-out-loud funny and a joy to read with kids. Discover more at...

Duration:00:39:47

Mac Barnett – Making with Friends

12/2/2020
New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett talks about making things (like books) with his friends (like Greg Pizzoli and Shawn Harris) for kids. Today's featured books are JACK AND SANTA by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli and A POLAR BEAR IN SNOW by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris. Discover more at https://picturebooking.com/mac-barnett-jack-santa-polar-bear.

Duration:01:07:15

Jane Smith – Embracing Change

11/18/2020
Children's book author-illustrator Jane Smith discusses embracing change and her picture book HELLO, NEW HOUSE. Jane Smith is an author-illustrator and designer with over 18 years of experience writing, illustrating, and designing children's books and creating artwork for various art licensing products. Hello, New House is about a young girl who has to adjust to a new home. I find this book to be a beautiful story about managing and embracing change. Discover more at...

Duration:00:56:59

Don Tate - Stories save lives

11/4/2020
Children's book author-illustrator Don Tate shows us how stories save lives with his book, WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES: THE FATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Don Tate is the author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2016, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for his first picture book Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES: THE FATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is an incredible true...

Duration:00:59:53

Nicola Killen – Inspiration for us lost creatives

10/21/2020
Children's book author-illustrator Nicola Killen reminds us of picture books' power and shares her book THE LOST KITTEN. Nicola Killen received an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and since then, she has been working on her books, including THE LITTLE REINDEER. THE LOST KITTEN is a charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home, told and illustrated in limited color with foil and interactive die-cut pages. The book...

Duration:00:37:29

Aaron Becker – Colors that inspire

10/7/2020
New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Aaron Becker discusses colors that inspire and his board book MY FAVORITE COLOR. Aaron Becker is the Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator of the Journey trilogy and A STONE FOR SASCHA, as well as YOU ARE LIGHT, the acclaimed companion book to MY FAVORITE COLOR. MY FAVORITE COLOR celebrates color and nature with a joyously simple die-cut book. As an artist, the colors and lights this book creates call me to explore and make. As a...

Duration:00:47:01

Jaime Zollars – Write for your illustrations

9/30/2020
Children's book author-illustrator Jaime Zollars discusses writing for your illustrations and her picture book THE TRUTH ABOUT DRAGONS. Jaime Zollars is an author-illustrator who is inspired by fairy tales, Flemish painters, and flea-market photographs. She sees herself as an illustrator first and has built her career around illustrating children's books and book covers, among other things. THE TRUTH ABOUT DRAGONS is a fascinating picture book about the anxiety and excitement of a new...

Duration:00:55:31

Kate Messner – The Next President

9/23/2020
Children's book author Kate Messner discusses THE NEXT PRESIDENT: THE UNEXPECTED BEGINNINGS AND UNWRITTEN FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PRESIDENTS. *affiliate link Kate Messner is an author who turns her curiosity into books that encourage kids to wonder, too. She writes award-winning work in fiction and nonfiction. THE NEXT PRESIDENT is an inspiring and informative book for kids about America's presidents' past and future. Did you know that right now—today!—there are at least ten future presidents...

Duration:00:57:45

Sophie Blackall - If You Come To Earth

9/16/2020
Two-time Caldecott winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall discusses IF YOU COME TO EARTH. Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books, including the Ivy + Bean series. She has twice won the Caldecott Medal. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. IF YOU COME TO EARTH is a glorious guide to our home planet and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other. Learn more about: The book: IF YOU COME TO EARTH The author-illustrator: SOPHIE BLACKALL BOOK...

Duration:01:01:16

Gaia Cornwall – Jabari Tries

9/9/2020
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. Learn more about: The book: JABARI TRIES The author-illustrator: Gaia...

Duration:00:28:51

Simran Jeet Singh – Fauja Singh Keeps Going

9/2/2020
Picture book author Simran Jeet Singh discusses FAUJA SINGH KEEPS GOING: THE TRUE STORY OF THE OLDEST PERSON TO EVER RUN A MARATHON. 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...

Duration:01:15:00

Josh Funk – Short & Sweet

8/26/2020
Josh Funk is the children's book author behind several successful book series, including Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, How to Code, It's NOT a Fairy Tale and Patience & Fortitude. SHORT & SWEET is the fourth book in the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series. Pancake and Toast fear they're going stale, and undergo a treatment that accidentally transforms them into toddlers! Discover more at https://picturebooking.com.

Duration:00:54:29