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.
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.
Gilbert Ford is the author-illustrator of THE MARVELOUS THING THAT CAME FROM A SPRING. Along with being the illustrator of SOLDIER SONG: A TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR and MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL.
Ruth Spiro is the author of the BABY LOVES SCIENCE series. We discuss the first two books BABY LOVES AEROSPACE ENGINEERING and BABY LOVES QUARKS!
Vanessa Brantley Newton is most recently the illustrator of THE YOUNGEST MARCHER: THE STORY OF AUDREY FAYE HENDRICKS, A YOUNG CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST and MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM. Talking about these two very different books with Vanessa gives this episode an inspiring energy.
Zachariah OHora is the author-illustrator behind the hilarious picture book THE NOT SO QUIET LIBRARY. This story has donuts, adult napping, misuse of a stapler, Wu-Tang references and eating books … I could go on … but why don’t you just listen to the episode!
Corey R. Tabor is the illustrator behind the beautiful and imaginative picture book A DARK, DARK CAVE. This story has suspense, exploration and a fun twist. On today’s show Corey talks about making the art for this book, his journey into children’s literature and his debut as an author-illustrator with the picture book FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST.
This episode features a countdown of the top-5 most listened to picturebooking interviews of 2016. Plus I announce my favorite book featured on the show this year.
Ideas are funny things. They don’t always grow in a straight line and rightfully so. Sometime I think the most important thing you can do to help an idea grow is to listen … and to let it change. Today’s author Chris Haughton had an idea that grew into his latest book Goodnight Everyone. How this story started and where it ended up are super interesting …
On the show today we have Jake Parker and his debut picture book Little Bot & Sparrow. Jake has worked in comics, concept art, illustration and animation. He started the popular drawing challenge Inktober and co-founded the illustration education website svslearn.com. Basically Jake Parker makes things! And after this talk you’re going to be inspired to make things too.