All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast
Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell (@CordellMatthew), author illustrator of Wish (@DisneyHyperion) and illustrator of Special Delivery (@MacKidsBooks) by Philip C. Stead, stops by to talk about satisfying two vastly different audiences, throwing lines away if they don't look spontaneous enough, and the immortal work of Fred Rogers.

Direct download: LGB_Matthew_Cordell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EST

Benji Davies

Benji Davies (@Benji_Davies), author illustrator of The Storm Whale (@MacKidsBooks), stops by to talk about working on short films, how some books are like sitcoms, and using storyboading to find the beats.

Direct download: LGB_Benji_Davies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Kat Yeh

Kat Yeh (@YehFace), author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie (@LBKids), stops by to talk about an idea that took root over NaNoWriMo, the amazing ways friends and the kidlit community celebrate book releases, and not knowing your story is going to end up where it does until you sit down and write it out.

Direct download: LGB_Kat_Yeh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Chris Giarrusso

Chris Giarrusso (@Chris_Giarrusso), author of The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins (@ AndrewsMcMeel) and three G-Man graphic novels (@ImageComics), stops by to talk about disovering the Peanuts comics anthologies at his school library at an early age, the origins of his kid superhero protagonist, and bridging the gap between picture books and chapter books.

Direct download: LGB_Chris_Giarrusso.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

The Best Book Ever [this week] - February 15, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes. 

- The Legend of Dust Bunnies: a fairy's tale by Michelle R. Eastman, illustrated by Kevin Richter

Izzy & Oscar by Allison Estes and Dan Stark, illustrated by Tracy Dockray

Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!: a gamer's alphabet by Chris Barton, illustrated by Joey Spiotto

The Dragon & the Knight: a pop-up misadventure by Robert Sabuda

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Zack Giallongo

Direct download: BBETW_4_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Dev Petty

Dev Petty (@DevPetty), author of I Don't Want to Be a Frog (@doubledaypub), stops by to talk about bizarre serendipity, her debut picture book forest animal existential crisis, and making sure kids know it's okay to say "I don't know."

Direct download: LGB_Dev_Petty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

Kelly DiPucchio

Kelly DiPucchio (@kellydipucchio), author of Gaston (@SimonKids), Zombie in Love 2+1, and Crafty Chloe, stops by to talk about a cautionary tale of bacon, an obligation first and foremost to the kids, and her brain's inclination to create ideas from whatever is thrown at her.

Direct download: LGB_Kelly_Dipucchio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

Chris Barton

Chris Barton (@Bartography), author of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (@eerdmansbooks),  Shark vs. Train, and The Day-Glo Brothers, stops by to talk about board book-chewing enthusiasts, the 150th anniversary of the Reconstruction, and looking for moments in a story where the light can shine through. 

Direct download: LGB_Chris_Barton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Linda Mullaly Hunt

Lynda Mullaly Hunt (@LynMullalyHunt), author of Fish in a Tree (@PenguinKids), stops by to talk about the real Mr. Daniels, the power and weight of a smile, and what it means to know that a teacher thinks of you outside of school. 

Direct download: LGB_Lynda_Mullaly_Hunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EST