Kate DiCamillo: All The Wonders, Episode 250

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Raymie Nightingale

Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery-winning author most recently of Raymie Nightingale, stops by the podcast to talk about her time as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, how you can’t write anything without revealing yourself, and likening writing a story to trying to get a wild animal to eat out of your hand.

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Episode Notes

Kate DiCamillo‘s home page
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Gary D. Schmidt on The Yarn podcast
Rebecca Stead & Kate DiCamillo (Number Five Bus Presents…)
Kate DiCamillo on Writing Raymie Nightingale (video)
Raymie Nightingale Activity Kit
Raymie Nightingale Teacher’s Guide
Raymie Nightingale Discussion Guide

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Thank You

Thanks for listening to All The Wonders: The Children’s Book Podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on the Stitcher radio app. There you’ll find an archive of every episode of the podcast. You’ll also have an opportunity to leave a review or some stars. If you do, hugs and high fives are coming your way. Thanks for inviting us into your ears and for your support!

Be sure to check out the rest of our Week of Raymie Nightingale here at All the Wonders. You’ll find an interview with author Kate DiCamillo, a discussion on the theme of courage, an exploration of a real-life childhood friendship that mirrors that of Raymie, Beverly, and Louisiana, and finally a treasury of friendship books to read after you turn the final page of Raymie Nightgale.

Additionally, Candlewick Press has created an activity kitteachers guide, and discussion guide to support the book. Enjoy!

About the Author

Matthew Winner


Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner .


  1. OK, Matthew, first you made Kate cry, then ultimately you made me cry (not the first time!) when you were telling Kate how much we all love her and all the things about her writing that we love (couldn’t have said it better!), which also made HER cry. Thank you both for this. Just beautiful.

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