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Sep 21, 2022

Host Valerie Bolling chats with Super Bowl Champion, author & CEO of Share the Magic Foundation, Malcolm Mitchell. Mitchell shares his passion for books and youth literacy in this inspiring episode.

Plus, a conversation around feeling like an impostor even after success. And an open discussion about how we teach our...


Sep 7, 2022

Host and today's book illustrator Shawna J.C. Tenney chats with author Stacy McAnulty about the picture book Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink. This hilarious non-fiction picture book features two vampires and a 100% blood-free smoothie shop.  

Today's talk is a rare picturebooking episode featuring a chat between the...


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 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,...