Many of the experiences we have in elementary school shape the person we become in our adulthood. We invited author Tara Lazar to send a letter to her younger self along with a copy of Normal Norman, written by Tara and illustrated by S. Britt.
Author/illustrator Steve Light shares the design process that went into each of the elements of SWAP!, from blocking the blue paint for the water to selecting the right contrasting colors for each of the swapped items to finding the perfect fountain pen nib to create his drawings.
This is a story about community and clever problem-solving. It’s a story about friendship. It’s a story about adventure off the seas so that your journey on them may begin. Enjoy the swap. Enjoy the sails. Enjoy this story.
The story doesn’t have to end after you reach the final page. Here are seven Swap! activities that will take you beyond the book and support learning and exploring the book’s big ideas in the process!
Victoria J. Coe, author of Fenway and Hattie, joins us to share why she loves considering life through a dog’s perspective.
Sara O’Leary and Karen Klassen are joining us today to debut the book trailer for the brand new picture book, You Are One!
We invited HOORAY FOR HAT! author illustrator Brian Won to share a behind-the-scenes look at some of his initial poster designs for the recently revealed Children’s Book Week poster.
Author J.J. Austrian shares a touching firsthand experience that inspired him to write the story of WORM LOVES WORM.
You’re invited! Take a peek inside WORM LOVES WORM, by J.J. Austrian (author) and Mike Curato (illustrator), to learn what makes it such a special picture book.
Illustrator Mike Curato shares the sketches and character designs that ultimately became the lovable, squirmy inhabitants of WORM LOVES WORM.