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Feb 19, 2020

How to think about the tension between fitting in and being different?

Vanessa Roeder is a self-made artist turned author-illustrator, who finds inspiration and so much more in her Girllustrators, a close group of fellow children’s book creators.

Featured book: The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder

A story about...


Jan 22, 2020

You can’t separate today’s book IN A JAR with the life experiences of its author-illustrator, Deborah Marcero. It’s fascinating to see art that comes from finding a universal experience in the specific personal stories of its creator.

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Jan 8, 2020

Jessica Hische is a renowned lettering artist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator. Her latest picture book TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND is a follow-up to her 2018 hit TOMORROW I’LL BE BRAVE. 

TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND: Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her...


Dec 11, 2019

Author, illustrator and cartoonist Rob Polivka talks about his non-fiction picture book A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower.

A Dream of Flight is a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies.

Polivka is the illustrator of Good...


Nov 27, 2019

Author, illustrator, cartoonist and orthodontist Grant Snider returns to the podcast to talk about his first picture book What Color Is Night?

This is a beautiful debut picture book that explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime.

Grant Snider's work has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Kansas...