All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast
Jen Malone

Jen Malone (@jenmalonewrites), author most recently of At Your Service (@simonschuster), stops by to talk about her love note to New York City, true stories of concierge service, and the Margin Project, an outside-of-the-box book exchange program. 

Direct download: LGB_Jen_Malone.mp3
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Angelica Banks

Angelica Banks (@AAngelicaBanks), author of Finding Serendipity (@HenryHolt), stops by to talk about how two authors develop a unified voice, writing in a caravan, and reaching an audience halfway around the world.

Direct download: LGB_Angelica_Banks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The Best Book Ever [this week] - January 26, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes. 

- Bilby: Secrets of an Australian Marsupial by Edel Wignell, illustrated by Mark Jackson

Hansel & Gretel retold by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti

Fire Birds: Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests by Sneed B. Collard III

Worst in Show by William Bee, illustrated by Kate Hindley

Is There a Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz

Direct download: BBETW_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

David Huyck

David Huyck (@huyckd), illustrator of If Kids Ruled the World (@PenguinTeen), Nine Words Max (@Tundra Books), and That One Spooky Night, stops by to talk about massaging a manuscript, self-pulishing in comics, and if it's possible to have "original art" from a book where the art was created digitally.

Direct download: LGB_David_Huyck_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (@kimbbbradley), author of The War That Saved My Life (@PenguinTeen), stops by to talk about researching the stories of evacuees, writing a character who is confined and then experiences freedom, and her pretty awesome writer origin story involving Patricia MacLauchlan and Jane Yolen. 

Direct download: LGB_Kimberly_Brubaker_Bradley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

Samantha Berger

Samantha Berger (@BergerBooks), author of Snoozefest (@PenguinKids) and A Crankenstein Valentine (@LittleBrown) stops by to talk about working for Nickelodeon, turning in fully illustrated manuscripts, and celebrating the retreat to sleep.

Direct download: LGB_Samantha_Berger.mp3
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Steve Antony

Steve Antony (@MrSteveAntony), author of Betty Goes Bananas (@schwartzwade)Please, Mr. Panda (@Scholastic), and The Queen's Hat, stops by to talk about letting his characters tell the story, the humor in temper tantrums, and remembering to say the "magic word".

Direct download: LGB_Steve_Antony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Cece Bell

Cece Bell (@CeceBellBooks), author of El Deafo (@AbramsKids), the Sock Monkey series, and Rabbit and Robot, stops by to talk about creating an alter ego, being meek, mild, and nonconfrontational, and how when you grow up all of your differences are actually what become your super powers.

Direct download: LGB_Cece_Bell.mp3
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Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen (@BurstofBeaden), Caldecott-winning author illustrator of I Want My Hat Back (@Candlewick) and This is Not My Hat, and illustrator of Mac Barnett's Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, stops by to talk about how an audience can detect when you've broken your own rule, illustrations with a job to do, and remembering that day when you needed someone to help you not give up.

Direct download: LGB_Jon_Klassen.mp3
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The Best Book Ever [this week] - January 4, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes. 

- Before After by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Aregui

Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole

Up & Down: a lift-the-flap book by Britta Teckentrup

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Direct download: BBETW_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Michelle Knudsen

Michelle Knudsen (@MichelleKnudsen), author of Evil Librarian (@Candlewick), Library Lion, and a number of excellent books for readers of all ages, stops by to talk about being a library monitor, working as an editorial assistant at Random House, getting her MFA in writing for children, and her not-so secret love for librarians.

Direct download: LGB_Michelle_Knudsen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EST