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Candlewick Press Presents is a new podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books!

Candlewick Press Presents is a new podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books!

Location:

United States

Description:

Candlewick Press Presents is a new podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books!

Twitter:

@candlewick

Language:

English

Contact:

617-661-3300


Episodes

Candlewick Press Presents: Flavia Z. Drago

8/3/2022
Flavia Z. Drago, author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost, Leila, the Perfect Witch, Monsters Play... Counting!, and Monsters Play... Peekaboo! talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood, what it means to have the support of her family, and her love of monsters and spooky things.

Duration:00:38:51

Candlewick Press Presents: Lindsay Eagar

7/6/2022
Lindsay Eagar, author of The Patron Thief of Bread, Hour of the Bees, Race to the Bottom of the Sea, and The Bigfoot Files, talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood and family, fairy tales, and bread.

Duration:01:07:46

Candlewick Press Presents: Eugene Yelchin

2/2/2022
Eugene Yelchin, author of The Genius Under the Table (Sydney Taylor Honor Winner) and coauthor of The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, talks to Candlewick Press about his childhood in the former Soviet Union, his art, banned books, and more.

Duration:00:47:59

Candlewick Press Presents: Maggie Tokuda-Hall

1/12/2022
Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of Also an Octopus; The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea; and Love in the Library talks to Candlewick Press about the many hats she has worn in the field of children’s literature, her childhood and teen years, and her travels to South America.

Duration:01:00:42

Candlewick Press Presents: Chitra Soundar

12/15/2021
Chitra Soundar, author of Pattan’s Pumpkin; Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship; and Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister? talks to Candlewick Press about her deep research into pumpkins, the art of cooking up good stories (and excuses), and her favorite words to spell!

Duration:01:03:04

Candlewick Press Presents: Chris Haughton

8/25/2021
Chris Haughton, author-illustrator of Little Owl Lost, Shh! We Have a Plan, Goodnight Everyone, and more, talks to Candlewick Press about his childhood in Ireland, his love of dinosaurs, and the bad little monkeys in his newest picture book, Maybe…

Duration:01:06:47

Candlewick Press Presents: Leslie Patricelli

6/16/2021
Leslie Patricelli, author-illustrator of board books like Yummy Yucky and Huggy Kissy and middle-grade fiction like The Rizzlerunk Club: Best Buds Under Frogs, talks to Candlewick Press about finding humor in scary situations, her artwork, music, and the many places her famous baby character has traveled!

Duration:00:50:33

Candlewick Press Presents: Atinuke

5/26/2021
Atinuke, author of Baby Goes to Market; Too Small Tola; Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country; the Anna Hibiscus series; and more talks to Candlewick Press about her Nigerian roots and the art of oral and written storytelling!

Duration:01:04:07

Candlewick Press Presents: Tami Charles

4/7/2021
Tami Charles, author of Freedom Soup and My Day with the Panye, talks to Candlewick Press about her days as an R&B singer, Haitian culture and cooking, her extreme dislike of onions, and how she measures success.

Duration:01:00:00

Candlewick Press Presents: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team with Christina Soontornvat

10/5/2020
Christina Soontornvat, author of All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, talks to Candlewick Press about telling the story of the Tham Luang cave rescue through an Eastern lens and what it was like to actually meet the Wild Boars boys’ soccer team!

Duration:00:21:54

Candlewick Press Presents: Thomas Taylor

4/15/2020
Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander and its sequel, Gargantis, talks to Candlewick Press about the strangeness of life in a seaside town, his appreciation for all things weird and monstrous, and . . . romantic comedies?

Duration:00:37:39

Candlewick Press Presents: Carole Boston Weatherford

4/8/2020
Carole Boston Weatherford, author of BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom; Beauty Mark; Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library; and Caldecott Honor winner Voice of Freedom, talks to Candlewick Press about writing poetry as a child, winning a Caldecott Honor, and the emotional experience of digging through the past and personal lives of important historical figures.

Duration:00:55:33

Candlewick Press Presents: Kara LaReau

3/26/2020
Kara LaReau, author of the Infamous Ratsos series and the new picture book Baby Clown, talks to Candlewick Press about her writing aspirations, her publishing career, and all the trouble she might have caused as a kid. Also, to get readers excited about Rise of ZomBert—the first book in her creepy new mystery series—Kara shares a spooky story!

Duration:00:56:15

Candlewick Press Presents: Christina Soontornvat

2/13/2020
Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark, The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe!, and All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood, her travels to Thailand, and the connection between her deep love of fantasy and her career in science and engineering!

Duration:00:45:07

Candlewick Press Presents: Kate DiCamillo

3/7/2019
Kate DiCamillo, author of Louisiana’s Way Home, the Mercy Watson series, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and more, talks to Candlewick Press about her relentless pursuit to become a writer, rejection, the Newbery Medal (twice!), and the raccoon that hangs out above her bedroom skylight.

Duration:00:43:49

Candlewick Press Presents: Meg Medina

10/11/2018
Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Burn Baby Burn, and Mango, Abuela, and Me, talks to Candlewick Press about family, storytelling, her childhood and teen years, and the importance of making space in her life for writing.

Duration:00:43:51

Candlewick Press Presents: Megan McDonald

7/26/2018
Megan McDonald, author of the wildly popular, award-winning, best-selling Judy Moody series, talks to Candlewick Press about the importance of storytelling in her own family and how she created the world’s feistiest third-grader (and her brother, Stink). Megan also gives readers the scoop on her career history, recounting her time as a journalist, spy, superhero, and park ranger.

Duration:00:56:19

Candlewick Press Presents: M.T. Anderson

8/31/2017
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
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
Scott reads a passage from his book, Big Mean Mike, written by Michelle Knudsen.

Duration:00:03:22