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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

Description:

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

Antoinette Portis – Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016

9/8/2021
Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016: Antoinette Portis stops by to chat about her amazing picture books, including WAIT, NOT A BOX and BEST FRINTS.

Duration:01:13:26

Peter Brown – Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014

8/25/2021
Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014: Author-illustrator Peter Brown shares his creative thought process along with some of his author-illustrator picture books, including Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and My Teacher is a Monster! No I'm Not.

Duration:00:39:27

David Bowles – My Two Border Towns

8/10/2021
Author David Bowles shares his life on the U.S.-Mexico border, and he translated that experience into his picture book debut, MY TWO BORDER TOWNS. This story, illustrated by Erika Meza, follows a boy and his father visiting the family, friends and community found on the other side. Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:55:25

Anitra Rowe Schulte – Dancing with Daddy

7/28/2021
Author Anitra Rowe Schulte shares her journey into picture books and how she found the right story for her character. Today's featured book, DANCING WITH DADDY, is about the excitement of a first father-daughter dance told from the point of view of a character with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:41:18

Bianca Schulze – Don’t Wake the Dragon

7/14/2021
Today's show includes an interview with children's book author Bianca Schulze and a picturebooking message by illustrator Ashley Belote. In the interview, Bianca shares her journey into the world of picture books and her debut picture book, DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON. This interactive bedtime story features a sound-asleep dragon who hopefully will not wake up! Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter...

Duration:00:42:16

Sean Rubin – This Very Tree

6/30/2021
Author-illustrator Sean Rubin shares his thoughts about trauma and resilience. Today’s featured book, THIS VERY TREE, is a profoundly moving story told from the point of view of the Callery pear tree that survived the attacks on September 11. Books featured on the show this summer: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:01:01:54

Arielle Hobbs – Sully the Raccoon

6/16/2021
Author Arielle Hobbs shares her mission to see a society that embraces us, all of us, as we are. Today’s featured book, SULLY THE RACCOON, is based on Hobbs’ son Sullivan (Sully). Told from the perspective of Sully’s big brother, this book shares the family’s humorous tale of embracing Sully’s intellectual disability after he began wearing a raccoon costume. SULLY THE RACCOON: https://www.amazon.com/Sully-Raccoon-Arielle-Hobbs/dp/B08DBYMS9W Books featured on the show this spring:...

Duration:00:26:20

Dave Eggers – Faraway Things

6/2/2021
Author Dave Eggers shares his passion for helping kids reach their full potential. Today's featured book, FARAWAY THINGS, is about a boy and his sword and how giving away something precious leads to an even more important discovery. Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:52:31

Shelli R. Johannes – Theo Thesaurus

5/19/2021
Children's book author Shelli R. Johannes shares her creative wisdom and talks about her Loves Science series and the new picture book THEO THESAURUS. Today's featured book is about Theo, the dinosaur who loves big words! Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:51:02

Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

5/5/2021
Two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee talks about how making picture books help her through life's challenges. Today's featured book is her conclusion to the farmer trilogy, THE FARMER AND THE CIRCUS. Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber: https://picturebooking.com/email

Duration:00:57:42

Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

4/21/2021
Today's featured guest is children's book author and illustrator Paddy Donelly. We also have a picturebooking message from author Elsa Anderson about her new book; THE LITTLE MANDARIN REACHES THE STARS. In the interview with Paddy, we discuss stories that combine and blur fiction and non-fiction. Today's featured book, THE VANISHING LAKE, is about a young girl's determination, a granddad's wisdom, and the unbelievable wonders of the natural world. Books featured on the show this winter:...

Duration:00:57:35

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