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Aug 24, 2022

Host Shawna J.C. Tenney chats with author-illustrator Kristin Wauson about the picture book Mr. Thatcher's House. This story is about a rabbit working to build the perfect house, but it never seems like home.  

Plus, how to use lighting to help tell your story. And why you should stop trying to make your digital drawing...


Jul 27, 2022

Host Shawna J.C. Tenney chats with author-illustrator Blythe Russo about the picture book Sloth Sleeps Over. This heartwarming friendship story is about Sloth's first sleepover. She thinks sleepovers are all about sleeping, but her friend wants to stay up all night!  

Plus, you've heard past guests talk about leaving...


Oct 6, 2021

After this episode originally aired A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR was named a Caldecott Honor book. 

Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2018: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.”

This...


Sep 8, 2021

Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016: Antoinette Portis stops by to chat about her amazing picture books, including WAIT, NOT A BOX and BEST FRINTS.


Aug 25, 2021

Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014: Author-illustrator Peter Brown shares his creative thought process along with some of his author-illustrator picture books, including Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and My Teacher is a Monster! No I'm Not.