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Mar 22, 2023

In this episode, host Nick Patton interviews author Baptiste Paul about his latest book “Climb On!”.

Baptiste is a Caribbean-born author passionate about sharing stories that reflect the experiences of marginalized communities. His latest book, “Climb On!”, celebrates Black joy in nature and encourages readers...

Mar 15, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with author-illustrator Jacob Grant about the picture book No Fair—a big-hearted story about fairness and the relationship between a father and his son.

These library guys talk about the magic of books, fairness in life, Iggy Pop, and being a dad.

Plus, they discuss the joys of transitioning...

Mar 1, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with author-illustrator Jane Smith about the picture book Naked Butt Busts Out!

Learn about this hilarious tale about being yourself and get inspired to metaphorically strip yourself bare and say, "Hey, world, here I am, this is me, and I'm doing this awesome thing."

Win a copy of Jane's new book,...

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...