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Feb 22, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with illustrator Maya Fidawi about the picture book Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar, written by Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani. 

Learn about the intense, beautiful Iranian culture through this fun, playful picture book that takes a symbol that could separate and shows how that same symbol can bring...

Feb 15, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with author-illustrator Stuart Hausmann about the picture book Linus. A book about being yourself and inspiring change in others.

Hausmann talks about how a fine art career morphed into picture books through the library.

Plus, how collaborative is making a picture book? And how do you balance a...

Feb 8, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with award-winning author-illustrator Doug Salati about his picture book and winner of the 2023 Caldecott Medal, HOT DOG. 

They talk about drawing inspiration from your life and why picture books offer an opportunity to tell a different type of story.

Plus, how elements like color and the use of...

Feb 1, 2023

Host Nadia Salomon chats with author Angela Dalton about the picture book TO BOLDLY GO, illustrated by Lauren Semmer. When you think of Star Trek, do you think about civil rights? After reading today's featured book, you will. Plus how a fictional character can have a real-world impact.

And then a frank conversation...