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Jan 26, 2022

Go inside the pages of the 2022 Caldecott Honor picture book Have You Ever Seen A Flower? by Shawn Harris. Why do you think Shawn illustrates rows of flowers and then asks us if we've ever seen one? How does he use the white paper and the medium of color pencils to help tell...

Jan 12, 2022

Author 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.

Dec 8, 2021

Author 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.

Oct 6, 2021

After 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.”


Sep 22, 2021

Rebroadcast 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.