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Feb 10, 2021

Today's show includes an interview with children's book illustrator Kaylani Juanita and picturebooking messages by authors Ruth Spiro and Ruth Forman.

In the interview, Kaylani discusses racism and children's literature. Today's featured book, A HOUSE FOR EVERY BIRD, is about a young artist whose drawings rebel...


Dec 16, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Alex Willan discusses the power of humor in storytelling, and his picture book UNICORNS ARE THE WORST.

Alex Willan is an author-illustrator who has exhibited in art galleries and has painted murals, theater sets, and squirmy kids' faces, but his true love has always been children's...


Nov 18, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Jane Smith discusses embracing change and her picture book HELLO, NEW HOUSE.

Jane Smith is an author-illustrator and designer with over 18 years of experience writing, illustrating, and designing children's books and creating artwork for various art licensing products. 

Hello,...


Nov 4, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Don Tate shows us how stories save lives with his book, WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES: THE FATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

Don Tate is the author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2016, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for...


Oct 21, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Nicola Killen reminds us of picture books' power and shares her book THE LOST KITTEN.

Nicola Killen received an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and since then, she has been working on her books, including THE LITTLE REINDEER. 
 
THE LOST KITTEN is a...