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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

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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.


Jan 22, 2020

You can’t separate today’s book IN A JAR with the life experiences of its author-illustrator, Deborah Marcero. It’s fascinating to see art that comes from finding a universal experience in the specific personal stories of its creator.

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Jan 8, 2020

Jessica Hische is a renowned lettering artist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator. Her latest picture book TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND is a follow-up to her 2018 hit TOMORROW I’LL BE BRAVE. 

TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND: Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her...