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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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Jan 27, 2021

Today's guests include an interview with children's book author Kate Hoefler and a picturebooking message by author Katherine Picarde.

In the interview, Kate helps us find common ground by examining the phrase "nothing in common." Today's featured book, with that same phrase, NOTHING IN COMMON, is a thoughtful,...


Dec 30, 2020

Children's book author Jon-Erik Lappano tells us why nurturing a sense of wonder in kids is essential. Today's featured book, MAGGIE'S TREASURE, is about a child who turns her passion for collecting into a pleasure for her community.

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Dec 2, 2020

New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett talks about making things (like books) with his friends (like Greg Pizzoli and Shawn Harris) for kids. Today's featured books are JACK AND SANTA by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli and A POLAR BEAR IN SNOW by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris.

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Sep 23, 2020

Children's book author Kate Messner discusses THE NEXT PRESIDENT: THE UNEXPECTED BEGINNINGS AND UNWRITTEN FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PRESIDENTS.

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Kate Messner is an author who turns her curiosity into books that encourage kids to wonder, too. She writes award-winning work in fiction and nonfiction.  

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