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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 5, 2020

Learn about writing a picture book biography from an award-winning author.

Barb Rosenstock is an author of nonfiction and historical fiction children’s books, including THE NOISY PAINT BOX, a 2015 Caldecott Honor book. Her goal is to create stories that bring to life history’s heroes for today’s kids.


Nov 13, 2019

Four-year-old Parker Curry had a moment that went viral. Today's featured book, PARKER LOOKS UP, is the story of that moment and that day.

We love this book for its here-and-now reality. And how you can truly have a life-altering moment in the middle of an ordinary day.

A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait...


Jun 19, 2019

Today we get to know and celebrate the children’s book author Anika Aldamuy Denise.

Anika and I talk about how she became a picture book author, and how curiosity fuels her creativity.

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Apr 2, 2019

Why some of our favorite animals are in danger of becoming extinct and what kids, families and humanity can do to save them. Chelsea Clinton is today’s guest.

The picture book is Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe, illustrated by Gianna Marino. This book invites readers to learn...