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Apr 7, 2021

Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author-illustrator Jon Klassen shares deadpan humor in his latest book, THE ROCK FROM THE SKY.

Today's show also features THE DOG'S GARDENER and THE HAPPINESS OF A DOG WITH A BALL IN ITS MOUTH.

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Mar 24, 2021

Children's book author-illustrator Annelouise Mahoney shares her journey and debut picture book, JULIUS AND MACY: A VERY BRAVE NIGHT. Today's featured book is an enchanting woodland tale about bravery and friendship.

Books featured on the show this winter: https://picturebooking.com/winter21

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Mar 10, 2021

Today’s guest is children’s book author Leda Schubert.

In the interview, Leda discusses writing, awe of picture books, and family. Today’s featured book, NATHAN’S SONG, is a positive portrayal of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 1900s, based on Leda’s grandfather.

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Feb 24, 2021

Today's guest children's book author Kathleen Krull passed away on January 15 following a brief illness. We recorded this talk on January 13. Here is her publisher's weekly obituary: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/85350-obituary-kathleen-krull.html

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Feb 10, 2021

Today's show includes an interview with children's book illustrator Kaylani Juanita and picturebooking messages by authors Ruth Spiro and Ruth Forman.

In the interview, Kaylani discusses racism and children's literature. Today's featured book, A HOUSE FOR EVERY BIRD, is about a young artist whose drawings rebel...