Picturebooking
Picturebooking
Nick Patton
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.
Dave Eggers – Faraway Things
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
Jun 2
52 min
Shelli R. Johannes – Theo Thesaurus
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
May 19
51 min
Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus
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
May 5
57 min
Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake
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: https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Apr 21
57 min
Jon Klassen – The Rock from the Sky
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 giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Apr 7
1 hr 7 min
Annelouise Mahoney – A Very Brave Night
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
Mar 24
49 min
Leda Schubert – Nathan's Song
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
Mar 10
39 min
Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace
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 but whom society has overlooked. And today's featured book Walking toward Peace: The True Story of a Brave Woman Called Peace Pilgrim, fits this mission perfectly.  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
Feb 24
27 min
Kaylani Juanita - A House For Every Bird
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: https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Feb 10
1 hr 8 min
Kate Hoefler – nothing in common
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 subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Jan 27
43 min
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