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Hello, Candlewick Press, an independent children's and YA book publisher based in Somerville, MA, is launching a podcast this summer called Candlewick Press Presents. Candlewick Press Presents is a new audio podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books. To celebrate Candlewick’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we sat down with local authors and illustrators to discuss their journeys into the world of children’s publishing.

Hello, Candlewick Press, an independent children's and YA book publisher based in Somerville, MA, is launching a podcast this summer called Candlewick Press Presents. Candlewick Press Presents is a new audio podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books. To celebrate Candlewick’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we sat down with local authors and illustrators to discuss their journeys into the world of children’s publishing.
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Hello, Candlewick Press, an independent children's and YA book publisher based in Somerville, MA, is launching a podcast this summer called Candlewick Press Presents. Candlewick Press Presents is a new audio podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books. To celebrate Candlewick’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we sat down with local authors and illustrators to discuss their journeys into the world of children’s publishing.

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@candlewick

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English

Contact:

617-661-3300


Episodes

Candlewick Press Presents: M. T. Anderson

8/31/2017
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This episode contains material that might be inappropriate for younger listeners; discretion is advised. M. T. Anderson, author of Thirsty, Feed, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, and Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, tells Candlewick Press all about his early life as a fast-food employee and as a Candlewick intern. He also talks about banned books and shows off his singing skills (without laughing too much).

Duration: 00:44:46


Candlewick Press Presents: Teresa Flavin

8/24/2017
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Teresa Flavin, author of The Blackhope Enigma, The Crimson Shard, and The Shadow Lantern, talks to Candlewick Press about what painting she would live in if given the opportunity and the first story she remembers writing as a child (a murder mystery called “The Broom Closet Murder”), and she tells a ghost story!

Duration: 00:34:41


Bonus clip with Scott Magoon

8/17/2017
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Scott reads a passage from his book, Big Mean Mike, written by Michelle Knudsen.

Duration: 00:03:22


Candlewick Press Presents: Scott Magoon

8/17/2017
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Scott Magoon, illustrator of Big Mean Mike, talks to Candlewick Press about his days as a Candlewick employee, the time M. T. Anderson complimented him on his work, and Bigfoot! He also serenades us with a song from the musical Pal Joey.

Duration: 00:40:17


Candlewick Press Presents: Annette LeBlanc Cate

8/10/2017
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Annette LeBlanc Cate, author and illustrator of The Magic Rabbit and Look Up!, talks to Candlewick Press about what it was like to work on an award-winning cartoon on Comedy Central and her fascination with birds, and she practices her seagull impression. She also almost aces our birdcall quiz.

Duration: 00:43:53


Candlewick Press Presents: Ethan Murrow & Vita Murrow

8/3/2017
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Ethan Murrow and Vita Murrow, the author/illustrator team behind The Whale, talk to Candlewick Press about playing together, creating together, and applying their talents to the world of picture book art. They also share their love story and talk about their childhoods. Oh, and there are strange farm sounds.

Duration: 00:46:21


Candlewick Press Presents: Annie Cardi

7/27/2017
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Annie Cardi, author of The Chance You Won’t Return, talks to Candlewick Press about the literary value of YA books, her time as a Candlewick intern, and the importance of social media. Annie also opens up about the sea captain who has been squatting in the home she shares with her husband.

Duration: 00:28:39


Candlewick Press Presents: Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant

7/20/2017
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Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, co-editors of Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories and Monstrous Affections, talk to Candlewick Press about how (not) to apply for a bookstore job and working with fellow author M. T. Anderson. They also give readers the scoop on the most epic New Year’s Eve party a book-lover could ever attend.

Duration: 00:47:55


Candlewick Press Presents: Jannie Ho

7/13/2017
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Jannie Ho, illustrator of the Violet Rose activity books series, the Tiny Tab Books, and the forthcoming Halloween ABC board book, talks to Candlewick Press about what it’s like to work with our London-based imprint Nosy Crow. She also chats about farts and her love of food . . . but not simultaneously. If you’re wondering about how Jannie Ho came to be known as the Chicken Girl, this is your chance to find out!

Duration: 00:32:17


Candlewick Press Presents: Martin W. Sandler

7/6/2017
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Martin W. Sandler, author of The Impossible Rescue, Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation, and The Whydah, talks to Candlewick Press about why he believes nonfiction is more exciting than fiction. He also tells of uncovering the truth about pirates and shares the story behind his 1954 invention of chocolate bread pudding.

Duration: 00:35:17


Candlewick Press Presents: Ekua Holmes

6/29/2017
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Ekua Holmes, illustrator of Voice of Freedom and Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, talks to Candlewick Press about the power of positivity, creating art as a child, and the hoarding, hunting, and gathering process of collage-making. She also shares her fangirl moment with renowned children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney.

Duration: 00:33:40


Candlewick Press Presents: Aaron Becker

6/22/2017
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Aaron Becker, award-winning author and illustrator of the wordless picture books Journey, Quest, and Return, talks to Candlewick Press about destiny, Star Wars, the Caldecott Medal, and finding inspiration in the works of Chris Van Allsburg. Journey into Aaron Becker’s world of childlike wonder to find out why he tells stories.

Duration: 00:39:55


Candlewick Press Presents: Lesléa Newman

6/15/2017
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Lesléa Newman, author of October Mourning, Heather Has Two Mommies, and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, talks to Candlewick Press about being the author of one of the most challenged books of the 1990s and her role as an author and activist. She also talks about her hitchhiking days and her deep appreciation for cats.

Duration: 00:35:13


Candlewick Press Presents: Matt Tavares

6/8/2017
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Matt Tavares, author and illustrator of Becoming Babe Ruth, Growing Up Pedro, Crossing Niagara, and the forthcoming Red and Lulu, talks to Candlewick Press about how he rediscovered his love of picture books during college, how he used fellow author M. T. Anderson as a picture book model, and the wildest thing he’s ever done as a Red Sox fan.

Duration: 00:24:46


Preview: Candlewick Press Presents

5/18/2017
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You already know the stories between the pages of your favorite children’s books, but do you know the stories behind them? Join Candlewick Press as we take you on a storytelling journey. Listen to the teaser episode of Candlewick Press Presents now!

Duration: 00:04:33