Today’s show features three books that have a friendship theme. First, Sue Hendra introduces us to NORMAN THE SLUG WITH THE SILLY SHELL. Norman longs to be a snail-if only …
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.
26 award winning authors and illustrators share things they wrote and drew as kids in the inspirational book, OUR STORY BEGINS. Editor Elissa Brent Weissman stops by the pod to introduce the collection with cameos by Chris Grabenstein, Grace Lin, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Marla Frazee, Peter Lerganis and Tom Angleberge.
Author and illustrator Katherine Roy stops by the pod to talk about her latest non-fiction picture book HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT. Somehow the conversation ties in these amazing animals, her book about them and the balance of parenthood and artistic expression.
Bestselling author of five books for grownups, Patrick Wensink shifts gears into children’s literature with his picture book GO GO GORILLAS (Illustrated by Nate Wragg). We talk about why his career transitioned from writing for adults to writing for kids.
Author, illustrator and new dad Steven Weinberg stops by the pod to talk about his new picture book FRED & THE LUMBERJACK. We chat about children, chainsaws, lonely dream dens and living in the Catskills.
Bruce Handy has made a book for us, and I can’t recommend it enough! WILD THINGS: THE JOY OF READING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AS AN ADULT is a treasure. His publisher calls this book a love letter to the greatest children’s books, and I concur.
Aaron Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of CREEPY CARROTS, NERDY BIRDY, PRESIDENT SQUID and CARNIVORES stops by the pod to chat about his latest collaboration with Peter Brown … CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR. This is the pod’s first underwear episode and I think you’re going to enjoy it!
Mike & Jonathan Sundy stop by the pod to chat about their PANCHO BANDITO SERIES, self-publishing children’s picture books and transitioning from traditional jobs to self-employed creatives.
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