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Aug 10, 2022

Host Shawna J.C. Tenney chats with author Janet Sumner Johnson about the picture book Braver Than Brave. This story is about a girl named Wanda finding the confidence to be her own kind of brave.  

Plus, How Chris Evans inspired the social media campaign for today's book. And you will learn the main difference between a...


Jul 27, 2022

Host Shawna J.C. Tenney chats with author-illustrator Blythe Russo about the picture book Sloth Sleeps Over. This heartwarming friendship story is about Sloth's first sleepover. She thinks sleepovers are all about sleeping, but her friend wants to stay up all night!  

Plus, you've heard past guests talk about leaving...


Jul 13, 2022

Nick Patton chats with author Rebecca Gardyn Levington about the picture book, Brainstorm!, illustrated by Kate Kronreif. Brainstorm! depicts the creativity inside us through a shower of funny phrases, a whirlwind of adjectives and verbs and a downpour of enormous ideas.

Plus, why you should start your creative project...


Jun 29, 2022

Host Nick Patton chats with author Troy Wilson about the picture book, Hat Cat, illustrated by Eve Coy. Hat Cat is a profound and tender story about love, loss and trust.

Nick and Troy discuss their first experience with death and the strangeness of devastating news on bright warm days. Days that their world shifted,...


Jun 15, 2022

Host Nadia Salomon chats with author Jyoti Rajan Gopal about the picture book, American Desi, illustrated by Supriya Kelkar. American Desi is a poetic story that celebrates being bicultural.

On today's show, they discuss straddling multiple worlds and choosing to embrace all their fantastic...