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May 23, 2018

32 authors and illustrators come back on the show to answer the question ... Why picture books are important?

Juniper Bates, Amy June Bates, Josh Funk, Catia Chien, Alice Kuipers, Rowboat Watkins, Elise Parsley, Jon Burgerman, Ruth Spiro, Dan Santat, Aaron Zenz, Patrick Wensink, David Ezra Stein, Laura Gehl, Sherri...


May 9, 2018

It’s the moments that we all remember … The day someone sees something in us that we do not yet. The day someone pushes us to be better ... to work harder ... to ask more of ourselves and our life. Mentors play a huge role in any successful book, career or life. So I’ve asked a five authors and illustrators to...


Apr 11, 2018

A collection of some of my favorite new books:

Turn This Book Into a Beehive! By Lynn Brunelle

Don't Eat That By Drew Sheneman

Everything You Need for a Treehouse By Carter Higgins, Emily Hughes (Illustrator)

Sam and the Seven-Pound Perch By Paul J. Hoffman, Nick Patton (Illustrator)

Harriet Gets Carried Away By Jessie...


Jan 1, 2018

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 he could find a shell! This slug goes to hilarious lengths to fit in.

Next, Anne Marie Pace shares her latest picture book, GROUNDHUG DAY (illustrated by Christopher Denise)....


Dec 1, 2017

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...