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Podcast interviews with children's book authors, illustrators and expert

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May 20, 2020

Danielle Dufayet is a picture book author who teaches English and public speaking/self-empowerment classes. She is also an artist who works in stained glass and oil, along with acrylic paint.

YOU ARE YOUR STRONG is a picture book that reassures kids that they can handle big emotions and the benefits of developing inner...


May 6, 2020

Christopher Eliopoulos is an author-illustrator who began his career as a letterer for Marvel. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. Eliopoulos has worked on thousands of stories in comics, picture books and now television.

The...


Apr 15, 2020

Helena Ku Rhee is an author based in Los Angeles. She draws story ideas from her travels as well as her childhood.

THE PAPER KINGDOM by Helena Ku Rhee, illustrated by Pascal Campion, is a story based off of a difficult time made magical by her parents.

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Mar 4, 2020

Tapping into a kid’s world.

Annie Barrows is the author of the Ivy and Bean Series, but in our family, we love all her work including her latest books featured on the podcast: What John Marco Saw and The Best of Iggy.


Feb 19, 2020

How to think about the tension between fitting in and being different?

Vanessa Roeder is a self-made artist turned author-illustrator, who finds inspiration and so much more in her Girllustrators, a close group of fellow children’s book creators.

Featured book: The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder

A story about...