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The Picturebooking Podcast: Creating, Publishing and Marketing Children’s Picture Book Stories with Nick Patton

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Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.

Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.
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Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.

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English


Episodes

Not Quite Snow White

7/10/2019
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An inspiring picture book featuring, Tameika, a dynamic character who belongs on the stage. This story highlights the importance of self-confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Tameika encourages us all to let ourselves shine. Learn more about Not Quite Snow White and the author Ashley Franklin and illustrator Ebony Glenn. More Picturebooking with Ebony This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking...

Duration:00:12:54

Bunny in the Middle

7/3/2019
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A joyful picture book celebrates middle children and sibling love. This book is created by the husband and wife team of Anika Aldamuy Denise (author) and Christopher Denise (illustrator). More Picturebooking with Anika More Picturebooking with Christopher This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you. To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Anika. Thank you for listening to the show...

Duration:00:15:43

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

6/26/2019
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An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature. Brought to colorful life by Paola Escobar’s elegant and exuberant illustrations and Anika Aldamuy Denise’s lyrical text. More Picturebooking with Anika and her books. This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you. To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my...

Duration:00:29:05

Author Anika Aldamuy Denise

6/19/2019
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Today we get to know and celebrate the children’s book author Anika Aldamuy Denise. Anika and I talk about how she became a picture book author, and how curiosity fuels her creativity. This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you. To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Anika. Thank you for listening to the show today. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to picturebooking on your...

Duration:00:21:03

Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

6/12/2019
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This book presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins is a lyrical picture book biography told by Michelle Meadows, with illustrations from Ebony Glenn. Listen to more Picturebooking with Ebony Glenn.

Duration:00:13:54

Illustrator Ebony Glenn

6/5/2019
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Today we’ll get to know and celebrate children’s book illustrator Ebony Glenn. An Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery. A passion for the arts, great storytelling, and advocating for more diverse narratives in children's books, Ebony aims to create illustrations that will foster a love of reading in young readers. Over the next few weeks, we will feature two amazing books she illustrated: Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins and Not...

Duration:00:23:57

John Rocco – Camp Tiger

5/19/2019
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Using light and color to help tell a story. Challenging your illustrations with new tools and techniques. And being thankful for the people who make the children’s book industry so special. John Rocco is the episode guest. This week’s featured book is CAMP TIGER, a beautiful picture book written by Susan Choi and illustrated by John Rocco about a boy’s transition toward independence and growth. John Rocco is a Caldecott Honor winner who has made stories using all different mediums...

Duration:00:47:45

Ella Okstad – Expert Unicorn Illustrator

5/5/2019
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Dancing between thin lines, thick lines and no lines! Illustrating emotions and energy with simple shapes. And designing characters that you can’t help loving. Ella Okstad is this episodes guest. This week’s featured book is SOPHIE JOHNSON: UNICORN EXPERT, a brilliantly funny picture book about a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence … despite being a self-proclaimed expert! Ella Okstad is a Norwegian illustrator whose invisible cats,...

Duration:00:46:06

Eliza Wheeler – Living in Your Illustrations

4/21/2019
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How to develop scenes that make the worlds and characters you create feel so true? What kinds of opportunities or challenges come with a successful book? And the long winding process of creating that next story. Eliza Wheeler is this episodes guest. We dive deep into these topics and much more. This week’s featured books are WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE, an inspiring picture book about having courage even in difficult times, and HOME IN THE WOODS, a stunningly beautiful picture book based on...

Duration:01:10:07

Holly Hatam – Illustrating Joy

4/7/2019
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Having lots of different interest helps make your art stronger. Why you should always stay uncomfortable. And how to master self confidence. Holly Hatam is this episodes guest. We dive deep into these topics and much more. This week’s feature picture book is Dear Boy, a companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Girl. This story is an open love letter to boys. Holly Hatam is an illustrator whose art always makes me smile and whose books inspire me. She lives in Whitby,...

Duration:00:38:17

Chelsea Clinton – Don’t Let Them Disappear

4/2/2019
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Why some of our favorite animals are in danger of becoming extinct and what kids, families and humanity can do to save them. Chelsea Clinton is today’s guest. The picture book is Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe, illustrated by Gianna Marino. This book invites readers to learn about endangered animals, how they live and why they are struggling. It then empowers the reader to act now by giving them the tools to help. Chelsea Clinton is the picture book...

Duration:00:21:11

LK James – Embracing Differences

3/24/2019
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What does a world that embraces differences look like? How can working on a story change your perspective? And why it’s more important for children to learn how to ask questions than learn what’s right and wrong. LK James is this episode’s guest. We dive deep into these questions and much more. This week’s feature picture book is The Full House and The Empty House. This story is a work of art that challenges me as an artist and a human. LK James is an author, illustrator and designer...

Duration:00:47:07

Chris Robertson – Where Do "Paws" Go?

3/10/2019
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The craziest path into a picture book career and why you shouldn’t try this at home … or anywhere else. Chris Robertson is this episode’s guest. We dive deep into his career path and the books he loves to create. This week’s feature book is the new board book version of Where Do Pants Go? This story is going to make such a great board book. When I read this to my 3-year old he always joins in! To win a copy of Where Do Pants Go, leave a review for the podcast on iTunes or share a message...

Duration:00:56:33

J.R. Krause – Dragon Night

2/24/2019
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Struggles, successes and a journey to find a story and a picture book voice. J.R. Krause is this episode’s guest. We dive deep into his creative process and what he learned from animation that served him well in picture books. This episode’s feature book is Dragon Night. A visually stunning picture book about a boy and a dragon embarking on a nightime journey, facing fears and helping each other. J.R. Krause is an award-winning animator of The Simpsons and Futurama. His other published...

Duration:00:53:52

Zanni Louise – Archie and the Bear

12/5/2018
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What happens when you giving yourself the space for magic? Well, if you are Zanni Louise you get to author an amazing picture book called ARCHIE AND THE BEAR (illustrated by David Mackintosh). We dive deep into this book and I enjoyed getting to know Zanni’s thoughts on imagination and how to make space for stories. P.S. If you are a Picturebooking Patreon … thank you for keeping me going this year! See you Feb. 2019!

Duration:00:48:51

Tim McCanna – 4 Books in 1 Year

11/21/2018
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Picture book author Tim McCanna stops by the pod to chat about his four books that came out this year (BITTY BOT’S BIG BEACH GETAWAY, JACK B. NINJA, BOING! A VERY NOISY ABC & SO MANY SOUNDS). We get to all these stories but we also talk about musical theatre, graphic design, finding picture books and a new passion. Plus Tim’s best moment of his picture book life will blow you away. P.S. If you are a Picturebooking Patreon check out the bonus talk with Tim.

Duration:01:01:29

Ruth Spiro – Science Babies, Maker Movements & First Pets

11/7/2018
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Ruth Spiro returns to the podcast to talk about her latest Baby Love Sciences books and a Maker picture book titled MADE BY MAXINE. We talk about failing forward, first pets, science babies and how she was introduced to the maker movement. P.S. If you are a Picturebooking Patreon check out the bonus talk with Ruth.

Duration:00:47:08

Joe Bluhm – Finding the next artistic challenge

10/24/2018
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Joe Bluhm is a storytelling artist who has spent his career putting himself in environments that allow him to grow as a creator. He has worked with the story legend William Joyce (THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE), the hockey star Zachary Hyman (THE MAGICIAN’S SECRET) and a picturebooking favorite Alison McGhee (DEAR SISTER).

Duration:01:18:10

Michael Rex – Eat Pete!

10/10/2018
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Michael Rex stops by the pod to chat about his new picture book EAT PETE! EAT PETE is a hilarious story about Pete’s playdate with a hungry monster. Michael talks about how he makes his humorous picture books and what they mean to him and to his audience. We go from the silliness of this book to Star Wars and beyond. I learned a lot from this chat, and I hope you get something out of it too. P.S. If you are a Picturebooking Patreon check out the bonus talk with Michael.

Duration:00:54:31

Sophie Blackall – Ivy + Bean

9/26/2018
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Caldecott Medalist, Sophie Blackall stops by the pod to talk about two of my daughter’s favorite children book characters … Ivy and Bean. Sophie is one of the most interesting artists working. Her books and her art move me and continue to bring my family closer together. Sophie is a special person and this conversation was such an honor. Check out the latest Ivy + Bean book: One Big Happy Family and her latest picture book Hello Lighthouse. P.S. If you are a Picturebooking Patreon...

Duration:00:58:41