David Ezra Stein is the author-illustrator of ICE BOY. His previous book include LEAVES, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and INTERRUPTING CHICKEN, a Caldecott Honor Book.
Laura Amy Schlitz, author of Newbery medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, shares Princess Cora and the Crocodile, her new early chapter book illustrated by Brian Floca.
Share this Post First, I have a quick announcement and an opportunity to do something really kind. Some of you may have heard the story about the Pleasant Run Elementary …
Christopher Browne, author illustrator of Marlo, stops by the podcast to talk about his tribute to the imagination, creating worlds beyond the page, and how creating a webcomic helped to hold himself to deadlines.
Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant, author and illustrator of I Am (Not) Scared, stop by the podcast to talk about creating safe places to talk to children about their emotions, letting thoughts and feelings out, and how not all fears are scary for the same people.
Today’s featured picture book is about the atomic bomb. What I find fascinating about this book is the words you will not read. Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project, WWII, Japan and Germany never appear. So what are you left with? What do you see? What does it mean? We talk with this story’s author, Jonah Winter, about this chilling and powerful picture book.
Giuseppe Castellano, executive art director at Penguin Random House and founder of the Illustration Department, stops by the podcast to answer publishing and illustration questions submitted by our listeners.
Peter H. Reynolds, author illustrator of The Dot, Ish, and, most recently, of Happy Dreamer, stops by the podcast to talk about being a very distracted kid, the power we all possess to make things better, and the idea that technology isn’t as cool as innovative thinking.
Jon Chad, cartoonist behind Volcanoes, the newest in First Second’s Science Comics series, stops by the podcast to talk about his underlying love of science, looking for narrative beats, and the emotion you get from Darth Vader just from his slight tip of the helmet.
Share this Post Our main topic today is rethinking reading logs. This topic has been on my mind for a couple of years but I recently got fired up about …