Susanna Reich, author of Stand Up and Sing! and Fab Four Friends, stops by the podcast to talk about really enjoying the hunt of research, singing for a purpose, and the experience of how people become who they are.
Drew Daywalt, author of The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors and BB-8 On The Run, stops by the podcast to talk about writing things that all kids have access to, kids loving to be the villain, and trying to lose with all your might.
Penny M. Thomas, author of Nimoshom and His Bus, stops by the podcast to talk about Cree becoming a lost language, the respect shown toward elders among First Nation people, and her grandfather, a very resilient man who was always her favorite person.
Katherine Roy, author and illustrator of How To Be an Elephant, stops by the podcast to talk about learning by copying, finding the balance and letting the watercolor do the talking.
Matt Tavares, author and illustrator of Red and Lulu, stops by the podcast to talk about dealing with change, words (where they feel necessary), and filling the bird feeder.
Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, stops by the podcast to talk about finding the truth in her subjects’ stories, seeking a language for serenity and happiness, and how being true means something.
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I love story time during the holidays and today we have three books to add to your holiday collection.
First Nicola Killen takes us on a child’s magic journey that starts when she wakes to hear the jingling of bells in THE LITTLE REINDEER.
Then we learn about MR. DOG’S CHRISTMAS AT THE HOLLOW TREE INN. This book was originally written in 1898 by Albert Bigelow Paine. Betsy Cordes come on the pod to talk about bringing this story to life for a new generation. Illustrated by Adam McCauley.
And finally Santa’s elves re-imagine how the big guy should travel in THE 12 SLEIGHS OF CHRISTMAS by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Jake Parker.
Shawn Harris, illustrator of Her Right Foot, stops by the podcast to talk about the importance of balancing text and art, helping to create a casual text book, and reminding us what She means now.
Melissa Stewart, author of Can an Aardvark Bark?, stops by the podcast to talk about good solid science, layered text, and the pacing of nonfiction picture books.