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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

Deborah Marcero – In A Jar

1/22/2020
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You can’t separate today’s book IN A JAR with the life experiences of its author-illustrator, Deborah Marcero. It’s fascinating to see art that comes from finding a universal experience in the specific personal stories of its creator. Learn more at picturebooking.com/deborah-marcero

Duration:00:44:28

Jessica Hische – Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind

1/8/2020
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Jessica Hische is a renowned lettering artist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator. Her latest picture book TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND is a follow-up to her 2018 hit TOMORROW I’LL BE BRAVE. TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND: Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her hand-lettering and illustrations. This uplifting book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind. http://picturebooking.com/

Duration:00:54:05

In the News

12/25/2019
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One of the fun opportunities that came around this year was a local news story featuring Picturebooking. I thought I'd share the interview here and let you know that I'm super grateful for all the love you have shown our guests and the show this year.

Duration:00:05:02

Rob Polivka – A Dream of Flight

12/11/2019
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Author, illustrator and cartoonist Rob Polivka talks about his non-fiction picture book A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower. A Dream of Flight is a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies. Polivka is the illustrator of Good Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin and co-author A Dream of Flight with his brother Jef.

Duration:00:37:03

Grant Snider – What Color Is Night?

11/27/2019
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Author, illustrator, cartoonist and orthodontist Grant Snider returns to the podcast to talk about his first picture book What Color Is Night?. This is a beautiful debut picture book that explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. Grant Snider's work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Kansas City Star, The Best American Comics 2013, and all across the internet. Listen to Grant's first picturebooking interview about illustrating Quiet Power.

Duration:00:43:22

Parker & Jessica Curry – Parker Looks Up

11/13/2019
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Four-year-old Parker Curry had a moment that went viral. Today's featured book, PARKER LOOKS UP, is the story of that moment and that day. We love this book for its here-and-now reality. And how you can truly have a life-altering moment in the middle of an ordinary day. A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker’s young life when she views First Lady’s Michelle Obama’s portrait.

Duration:00:26:44

Adam Rex - Why?

10/30/2019
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Are you familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? This laugh-out-loud picture book features a small child taking on a big loud bully with one simple question. Adam Rex is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His books include The True Meaning of Smekday, which was made into the hit animated movie Home; Moonday; School’s First Day of School, illustrated by Christian Robinson; Nothing Rhymes with Orange; and Chu's Day, written by Neil Gaiman.

Duration:00:34:24

Love Letter

10/16/2019
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Fall in love with this endearing picture book that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place. * An Indie Next List Pick * by Anika Aldamuy Denise illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins More Picturebooking with Anika Thank you for listening to the show today.

Duration:00:13:59

Ashley Bryan – Infinite Hope

10/2/2019
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Renowned artist, storyteller and writer Ashley Bryan introduces his new book: INFINITE HOPE: A BLACK ARTIST’S JOURNEY FROM WORLD WAR II TO PEACE. Ashley Bryan is the first African-American creator ever to both write and illustrate a book for children. He’s a Newberry Medal honoree and has received countless Coretta Scott King awards and honors. INFINITE HOPE is an autobiography filled with sketches and letters of Ashley’s time in the war. His belief in the power of art and the lengths he...

Duration:00:20:15

Oliver Jeffers – The Fate of Fausto

9/18/2019
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A powerful new fable from the world-renowned artist and picture book phenomenon Oliver Jeffers THE FATE OF FAUSTO is a poignant tale about a man who acts upon his self-proclaimed domination of all he can see. 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. In THE FATE OF FAUSTO, he has worked with traditional lithographic printmaking techniques for the...

Duration:00:28:05

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