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.
Jannie Ho, author and illustrator of Bear and Chicken, stops by the podcast to talk about having the sensibility of a kid, getting over fears, and loving colors.
Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond, stops by the podcast to talk about expressing gratitude, a generation working hard invisibly, and being thankful for having distance from childhood attitudes.
Live onstage at the Baltimore Book Festival with Ronald L. Smith, Renee Watson, and Carole Boston Weatherford.
Toni Yuly, author and illustrator of Thank You Bees, stops by the podcast to talk about her simple and spontaneous message of gratitude.
Jared Reck, debut author of A Short History of the Girl Next Door, stops by the podcast to talk about writing in front of students, books that can make you a sniveling mess, and the sting of unrequited love.