All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast
Jennifer Gray Olson

Jennifer Gray Olson (@jgrayolson), author and illustrator of Ninja Bunny, published by Alfred A. Knopf (@AAKnopf), stops by to talk about abounding confidence, her mental commute to work, and how one day ninja bunny just sort of showed up in her sketchbook.

Direct download: LGB_Jennifer_Gray_Olson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Adam Rex

Adam Rex (@MrAdamRex), author and illustrator of Smek for President, published by Disney Hyperion (@DisneyHyperion) and sequel to the best-selling The True Meaning of Smek Day, stops by to talk about writing as he goes, his massive project for which no one was paying him and no one knew about, and the standard of bad kickball playing.

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

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

Five exceptional graphic novels reviewed.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5: The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale (Amulet Books)

Fable Comics edited by Chris Duffy (First Second)

- Dragons Beware! written by Jorge Aguirre, art by Rafael Rosado  (First Second)

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Scholastic Graphix)

The Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler (First Second)

Direct download: BBETW_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12am EST

Russ Cox

Russ Cox (@smilingotis), author and illustrator of Faraway Friends, published by Sky Pony Press (@skyhorsepub), stops by to talk about playing outside, always learning, and knowing when "it's just not the right person for me."


Direct download: LGB_Russ_Cox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown

Marcus Ewert (@MarcusEwert) and Lisa Brown (@lisabrowndraws), author and illustrator of Mummy Cat, published by Clarion Books (@HMHKids), stop by to talk about writing with ideograms, how Yale is a good word for capricorns, and doing something you aren't supposed to do.

Direct download: LGB_Marcus_Ewert_and_Lisa_Brown_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

The Best Book Ever [this week] - July 19, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes.

Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy (Candlewick Press)

- The Cow Tripped Over the Moon: a nursery rhyme emergency by Jeane Willis, illustrated by joel Stewart (Candlewick Press)

Nuts in Space by Elys Dolan (Nosy Crow)

Hungry Roscoe by David J. Plant (Flying Eye Books)

Marilyn's Monster by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Candlewick Press)


Direct download: BBETW_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

Jory John

Jory John (@joryjohn), author most recently of I Will Chomp You!, illustrated by Bob Shea (@bobshea) and published by Random House (@randomhousekids), stops by to talk about solving problems in a really nice way, complimentary characters, and stop sign food.

Direct download: LGB_Jory_John.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

Louise Borden

Louise Borden (@LouiseBorden), author most recently of Kindergarten Luck, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout and published by Chronicle Books (@ChronicleBooks), stops by to talk about the sounds of words, writers as witnesses to a historical event, and the great things going on at Nerd Camp.

Direct download: LGB_Louise_Borden.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am EST

The Best Book Ever [this week] - July 12, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes.

The Fly by Petr Horacek

Sophie's Animal Parade by Amy Dixon, illustrated by Katia Wish

Sock Monkey Takes a Bath by Cece Bell

The Big Princess by Taro Miura

Migloo's Day by William Bee

Direct download: BBETW_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger (@Kody_Keplinger), author most recently of Lying Out Loud, published by Scholastic Press (@Scholastic), stops by to talk about being a cautious pessimest, the difference between writing responsibly and writing honestly, and the universal feeling of insecurity.


Direct download: LGB_Kody_Keplinger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Matt Tavares

Matt Tavares (@tavaresbooks), author illustrator most recently of Growing Up Pedro, published by Candlewick Press (@Candlewick), stops by to talk about pacing by pages, being a Redsox fan, and his crash course in making picture books.

Direct download: LGB_Matt_Tavares.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

David Biedrzycki

David Biedrzycki (@artofdavid), author illustrator most recently of Breaking News: Bear Alert, published by Charlesbridge (@charlesbridge), stops by to talk about selling homemade comics for a quarter, getting kids on your side at the very beginning of any author visit, and a couple of pairs-turned-media darlings.

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