Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life. Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.
Nadia Salomon – Goodnight Ganesha
56:08Author Nadia Salomon shares why rhyming is complex and why you need to write from the heart. We also discuss her debut picture book Goodnight Ganesha. This story, illustrated by Poonam Mistry, celebrates the nighttime rituals of two young children visiting their grandparents in India. picturebooking.com/nadia-salomon
Paul Hoffman – Fishing with Dog Poop
34:19Author Paul Hoffman shares the first time he met Nick and how, together, they turned words written on a placemat into the picture book Sam and the Seven-Pound Perch.
Grace Lin – Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2018
1:03:30After this episode originally aired A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR was named a Caldecott Honor book. Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2018: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.” This episode's featured book, “A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR” is a picture book that celebrates the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and Grace’s American roots. This talk dives deep into Grace’s journey to become an artist. Along with what it means to be an American during this time. In this talk, you’ll find topics like immigration, politics and an ugly side of culture next to the celebration of thankfulness, joy and beauty.
Rafael López – Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2016
36:00Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2016: Rafael López is the illustrator and inspiration for the picture book MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD. There is so much to love about Rafael's true story and the picture book that captured the spirit of this neighborhood art project.
Antoinette Portis – Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016
1:13:27Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016: Antoinette Portis stops by to chat about her amazing picture books, including WAIT, NOT A BOX and BEST FRINTS.
Peter Brown – Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014
39:29Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014: Author-illustrator Peter Brown shares his creative thought process along with some of his author-illustrator picture books, including Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and My Teacher is a Monster! No I'm Not.
David Bowles – My Two Border Towns
55:26Author David Bowles shares his life on the U.S.-Mexico border, and he translated that experience into his picture book debut, MY TWO BORDER TOWNS. This story, illustrated by Erika Meza, follows a boy and his father visiting the family, friends and community found on the other side. Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Anitra Rowe Schulte – Dancing with Daddy
41:19Author Anitra Rowe Schulte shares her journey into picture books and how she found the right story for her character. Today's featured book, DANCING WITH DADDY, is about the excitement of a first father-daughter dance told from the point of view of a character with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Bianca Schulze – Don’t Wake the Dragon
42:17Today's show includes an interview with children's book author Bianca Schulze and a picturebooking message by illustrator Ashley Belote. In the interview, Bianca shares her journey into the world of picture books and her debut picture book, DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON. This interactive bedtime story features a sound-asleep dragon who hopefully will not wake up! Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email
Sean Rubin – This Very Tree
1:01:55Author-illustrator Sean Rubin shares his thoughts about trauma and resilience. Today’s featured book, THIS VERY TREE, is a profoundly moving story told from the point of view of the Callery pear tree that survived the attacks on September 11. Books featured on the show this summer: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email