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May 17, 2023

Host Nadia Salomon chats with author Becky Scharnhorst about her latest picture book, HOW TO GET YOUR OCTOPUS TO SCHOOL, a sweet, silly back-to-school story about an octopus who would rather play hide-and-seek than give school a chance.

During their conversation, Becky talks about using the octopus's real-life...

May 3, 2023

Host Nadia Salomon chats with author Meera Sriram about her latest picture book, GARDEN IN MY HANDS, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat, a story celebrating the custom of applying henna through a mother and daughter who share family memories.

During their conversation, Meera explains why she prefers to write for a picture...

Apr 19, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford about the picture book YOU ARE MY PRIDE, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, a powerful story written in the voice of Mother Africa, reminding us of our timeless bond.

They discuss how to approach writing from such a unique perspective, the stunning...

Apr 12, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with author Jan Lower about the picture book The Brilliant Calculator—the fascinating story of America’s first female electrical engineer and her groundbreaking invention helped electrify America.

Plus, they discuss determination and the need to fulfill our ambitions.

Astra Publishing House is...

Mar 29, 2023

In this episode, host Nadia Salomon has a fascinating conversation with author Norene Paulson about her latest book, “Nila’s Perfect Coat.” As a former teacher, Norene has a gift for crafting stories that tackle social and emotional topics in a relatable way for kids of all ages.

In “Nila’s Perfect Coat,”...