All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast

Booki Vivat (@thebookiv), debut author illustrator of Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom, stops by the podcast to talk about doodles taking over the pages of her planner, being the kind of kid who is always freaking out, and trying to figure out who you are and where you belong.

Direct download: ATW_Booki_Vivat.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am EST

Jack and Holman Wang (@JackandHolman), creators of the Cozy Classics series (@CozyClassics), stop by the podcast to talk about eliminating sub plots, thinking about sound in storytelling, and the "illustrate-ability" of a word.

Direct download: ATW_Jack_and_Holman_Wang.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Philip C. Stead, author illustrator of Samson in the Snow, stops by the podcast to talk about being a natural worrier, using various materials to express the whole rainbow of what snow can be, and what time means to a creative person.

Direct download: ATW_Philip_C_Stead.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Molly Bang, author and illustrator of Picture This: How Pictures Work, celebrating it's 25th anniversary with a revised and expanded version from Chronicle Books, stops by the podcast to talk about the darkest and brightest and warmest and softest of our feelings.

Direct download: ATW_Molly_Bang.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am EST

Denis Markell (@DenisMarkell), author of Click Here to Start, stops by the podcast to talk about setting a mystical adventure in a mundane space, making the kid characters feel real, and the notion that just because you haven't found the solution doesn't mean that there isn't one (you just have to keep trying). 

Direct download: ATW_Denis_Markell.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01am EST

Box Brown (@boxbrown), cartoonist of Tetris: The Games People Play, stops by the podcast to talk about the first game his dad would play, moments of accessing a meditative state when creating comics, and the noble act of making a game just for the sake of making it.

Direct download: ATW_Box_Brown.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Robert Sabuda, author and paper engineer most recently of The Christmas Story, stops by the podcast to talk about the magic of storytelling and drama in 3D, working with the 4th dimension of time, and his great appreciation for the other hands that make his books.

Direct download: ATW_Robert_Sabuda.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

Matthew Holm (@mattholm), Babymouse co-creator and now co-author of Marvin and the Moths, stops by the podcast to talk about drawing on the horrors of the middle school experience, humor as a social function, and the idea that you don't tell a story, you find it.

Direct download: ATW_Matt_Holm.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Vera Brosgol (@verabee), author illustrator of Leave Me Alone!, stops by the podcast to talk about story solutions achieved through scheduled massages, needing to be along before others can see her work, and the idea that you can't be in love with your art if it's not working for the story.

Direct download: ATW_Vera_Brosgol.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Candace Fleming (@candacemfleming) and Eric Rohmann, author and illustrator team behind Giant Squid, stop by the podcast to talk about fascinating readers, a guy who could tell a story, but just couldn't tell a true one, and phrases that feel great when they land on the ear.

Direct download: ATW_Candace_Fleming_and_Eric_Rohmann.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Marla Frazee (@MarlaFrazee), author illustrator most recently of The Bossier Baby and illustrator of Is Mommy?, written by Victoria Chang, stops by the podcast to talk about channeling her inner 5-year-old, words taking over, and giving kids a place where there's comfort.

Direct download: ATW_Marla_Frazee.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Grace Lin (@pacylin), author of When The Sea Turned to Silver, the companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky, stops by the podcast to talk about thinking in English, being a writer worth her salt, and the very special people behind pushing her newest story forward.

Direct download: ATW_Grace_Lin_EDIT.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Cathy Camper (@cfastwolf) and Raul the Third (@raulthe3rd), author and illustrator respectively of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, the sequel to Lowriders in Space, their graphic novel debut, return to the podcast to talk about the mythic journey that is every road trip, loving when things don't make sense, and writing a book for the future.

Direct download: ATW_Cathy_Camper_and_Raul_the_Third.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Liz and Jimmy Reed (@cuddlesandrage), debut author-illustrators of Sweet Competition, stop by the podcast to talk about sibling rivalry, positive trickery, and endless time spent with desserts.

Direct download: ATW_Liz_and_Jimmy_Reed.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am EST

Andrea Davis Pinkney (@AndreaDavisPink), author most recently of A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day, stops by the podcast to talk about her love letter to Peter, the great equalizer, and the power art can take on even when not trying to make a statement.

Direct download: ATW_Andrea_Davis_Pinkney.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Elly Swartz (@ellyswartz), author of Finding Perfect, stops by the podcast to talk about listening to her characters, listening to her heart, and becoming a better writer through writing.

Direct download: ATW_Elly_Swartz.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

Andy Runton (@Owly), cartoonist and creator of the Owly graphic novel series, stops by the podcast to talk about growing up in the picture book section of the library, drawing people as long as he didn't have to draw faces, and earning the nickname of "night owl" from his mom.

Direct download: ATW_Andy_Runton.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Drew Weing (@drewweing), cartoonist and creator of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, stops by the podcast to talk about needing the Watson character in a story, creating believable backgrounds, and drawing monsters on his terms.

Direct download: ATW_Drew_Weing.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

Jon Klassen (@burstofbeaden), author-illustrator most recently of We Found A Hat, the final book in his Hat trilogy, stops by the podcast to talk about raising the stakes, nostalgia earned from looking at illustrated novels, and solving a problem no one wants him to solve.

Direct download: ATW_Jon_Klassen.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Abby Hanlon, author Dory Dory Black Sheep, the newest title in her Dory Fantasmagory series, stops by the podcast to talk about learning how to draw stick figures, how real experiences are to kids, and having stubborn and blind determination.

Direct download: ATW_Abby_Hanlon.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Neal Porter (@nporterbooks), renowned publisher and beloved children’s book advocate, stops by the podcast to talk about being selfish, playing hunches, and only wanting to work with people that he likes.

Direct download: ATW_Neal_Porter.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Kate Beasley (@_katebeasley), author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness, stops by the podcast to talk about bringing half of ourselves to the story, the kind of books she read as a kid, and the guardian angel tense.

Direct download: ATW_Kate_Beasley.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Adam Gidwitz (@AdamGidwitz), author of The Inquisitor's Tale, stops by the podcast to talk about his natural mode of storytelling, writing by reading aloud, and preserving space in the story for breathing room.

Direct download: ATW_Adam_Gidwitz_NEW.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

Deborah Freedman (@DeborahFreedman), author-illustrator of Shy, stops by the podcast to talk about bring situationally shy,conveying the departure of a character the reader cannot see,, and how talking about one's own book is always a little awkward.

Direct download: ATW_Deborah_Freedman_2.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

Mike Lowery, author-illustrator of The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!, the newest in his Doodle Adventures series, stops by the podcast to talk about reaching the reluctant artist, writing a book that a kid can co-author, and food jokes... lots and lots of food jokes.

Direct download: ATW_Mik_Lowery.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Jake Parker (@mrjakeparker), author-illustrator of Little Bot and Sparrow, stops by the podcast to talk about the transition to when you're not needed anymore, developing positive drawing habits, and being dragged into writing for children.

Direct download: ATW_Jake_Parker.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

Elise Parsley (@eliseparsley), illustrator of The Magic Word, a new picture book written by Mac Barnett, stops by the podcast to talk about what you can learn about a person from the stuff they keep around them, making illustrations for kids to go back and study, and the basic desire of wanting a cookie.

Direct download: ATW_Elise_Parsley.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Mac Barnett (@macbarnett) and Adam Rex (@MrAdamRex), author and illustrator of How This Book Was Made, stop by the podcast to talk about Mac's interest in form and the picture book as a live performance, as well as the value Adam sees in taking time to make distance from your work in progress in order to reach a final illustration that feels, to the reader, inevitable.

Direct download: ATW_Mac_and_Adam.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Danielle Smith (@the1stdaughter), literary agent at Red Fox Literary, stops by the podcast to talk about asking "what's important to you?", knowing not everybody works well with everybody, and wearing her heart on her sleeve.

Direct download: ATW_Danielle_Smith.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

Brendan Wenzel (@BRENDAN_WENZEL), author-illustrator of They All Saw A Cat, stops by the podcast to talk about expressing perception, building in a lot of questions, and aspiring to create a book that children could use as a diving off point.

Direct download: ATW_Brendan_Wenzel.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Jenni Holm (@jenniholm), author most recently of Full of Beans and perhaps most widely known for the Babymouse graphic novel series, stops by the podcast to talk about learning about things slowly, listening to radio archives, and that point when she became enthusiastic over reading.

Direct download: ATW_Jenni_Holm.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Rich Wallace (@RWallaceBooks) and Sandra Neil Wallace (@SandraNWallace), authors of Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights, stop by the podcast to talk about breaking through to the humanity in all of us, the hope that there will always be people who help, and how one person can change history.

Direct download: ATW_Sandra_and_Rich_Wallace.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Mrs. P (@MrsPstorytime), founder of Mrs. P's Magic Storytime, stops by the podcast to talk about her annual "Be A Famous Writer' contest, the first rule of comedy, and how the need to be perfect stops us from writing.

Direct download: ATW_Mrs._P.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Kelly DiPucchio (@kellydipucchio) and Greg Pizzoli (@gregpizzoli), author and illustrator of Dragon Was Terrible, stop by the podcast to talk about making kids livid while reading aloud, a story beginning to tell itself, and being surprised by the voice that comes out while writing a first draft. 

Direct download: ATW_Kelly_DiPucchio_and_Greg_Pizzoli.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Aaron Zenz (@AaronZenz), author-illustrator of Monsters Go Night-Night, stops by the podcast to talk about a guessing game, the idea that the world is too open, and getting kids to pick the wrong choice.

Direct download: ATW_Aaron_Zenz.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Ellen Potter (@Ellenpotter), author of The Sea Pony, the third book in her Piper Green and the Fairy Tree chapter book series, stops by the podcast to talk about free-range kids, the gnome tree, and approaching the book's plot as a puzzle.

Direct download: ATW_Ellen_Potter.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

Laura Murray (@LauraMurrayBook), author of The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo, stops by the podcast to talk about needing a creative outlet, going on the hunt for literary devices, and not getting anywhere if we're not persistent. 

Direct download: ATW_Laura_Murray.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Aaron Becker (@storybreathing), author-illustrator of Return, his final book in the Journey trilogy, stops by the podcast to talk about the power and limits of the imagination, his parable for growing up, and how a parent can be saved by their own kid.

Direct download: ATW_Aaron_Becker.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

Lin Oliver (@linoliver), SCWBI cofounder and author most recently of the Fantastic Frame series, stops by the podcast to talk about loving a painting from the inside out, measuring success by how you feel, and having kids that are not at all interested in trips to the art museum.

Direct download: ATW_Lin_Oliver.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am EST

Michael Slack (@michaelslackart), illustrator of Pirasaurs, written by Josh Funk, stops by the podcast to talk about being inspired by the "Convoy" trucker song, find the characters of your story and realizing them, and that point in his drawing career when he erased the tail of his monkey drawing and instinctually drew a pick-up truck instead.

Direct download: ATW_Michael_Slack.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Randy Cecil, author-illustrator of Lucy, stops by the podcast to talk about a little lost dog named Lucy, breaking a story into acts and scenes, and requiring so much to tell so little.

Direct download: ATW_Randy_Cecil.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Deborah Marcero (@deborahmarcero), author-illustrator of Ursa's Light, stops by the podcast to talk about attending nErDcamp, failure and how having a big dream is always good, and assuring that every detail points to the story moving forward. 

Direct download: ATW_Deborah_Marcero.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Beth Kephart (@BethKephart), author of This is the Story of You, stops by the podcast to talk about the choreography of sentences, the willingness to wait within the complex, and the unconquerable urge to write.

Direct download: ATW_Beth_Kephart.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

Evan Turk (@evanturkart), author-illustrator of The Storyteller, stops by the podcast to talk about the thousand-year-old tradition, what happens in the moment when you aren't drawing, and capturing life as it happens.

Direct download: ATW_Evan_Turk.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Lucy Ruth Cummins (@lucyruth), author-illustrator of A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals, stops by the podcast to talk about knowing when to stop, playing it close to your chest, and the essential role of predators when make-believe playing as animals.

Direct download: ATW_Lucy_Ruth_Cummins.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Esme Shapiro (@EsmeShapiro), author-illustrator of Ooko, stops by the podcast to talk about creating art intuitively, the many rebirths of her protagonist fox, and feeling connected to what she's doing.

Direct download: ATW_Esme_Shapiro.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Minh Le (@bottomshelfbks) and Isabel Roxas (@studioroxas), author and illustrator respectively of Let Me Finish!, stop by the podcast to talk about writing yourself into a corner, putting an idea out into the world to fail, and how much the interplay between text and illustration makes or breaks the book.

Direct download: ATW_Minh_Le_and_Isabel_Roxas.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

John David Anderson (@anderson_author), author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day, stops by the podcast to talk about trying to find the hero of the story, the shared narrative that exists among any group of friends, and the presence of Obi Wan Kenobi teachers.

Direct download: ATW_John_David_Anderson.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EST

Kelly Light (@KellyLight), author/illustrator of Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship, the sequel to 2014's Louise Loves Art, stops by the podcast to talk about drawing from her imagination, what happens when a teacher really notices and supports, and having similar interests, but seeing things differently.

Direct download: ATW_Kelly_Light.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

Lisa Brown (@lisabrowndraws), author/illustrator of The Airport Book, stops by the podcast to talk about text thievery, gender parity, and matching people to their luggage.

Direct download: ATW_Lisa_Brown.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Jerzy Drozd (@Jerzy), creator of Boulder and Fleet, stops by the podcast to talk about practical ways to be a good person, why kids need to be reading comics now more than ever, and a cartoonist's greatest allies.

Direct download: ATW_Jerzy_Drozd_-_6_6_16_10.11_PM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

Kate DiCamillo, author Raymie Nightingale and the 2016 National Summer Reading Champion, stops by the podcast to talk about reasons to read this summer, some titles from her recommended reading list, and her habit of always making other people read books.

Direct download: ATW_Kate_DiCamillo_CSLP.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Scott McCormick (@I_am_Mr_Pants) and R.H. Lazzell, author and illustrator team behind Mr. Pants: Camping Catastrophe and other books in the Mr. Pants series, stop by the podcast to talk about breaking convention, kids who never read, and how to remain funny.

Direct download: ATW_Scott_McCormick_RH_Lazell.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am EST

Christopher Silas Neal (@csneal), debut author/illustrator of Everyone..., stops by the podcast to talk about a big philosophy captured in a few words, the universality of feelings, and making space for the sadness along with the happiness.

Direct download: ATW_Chris_Silas_Neal.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Brianne Farley (@briannefarley), author/illustrator of Secret Tree Fort, stops by the podcast to talk about reading in trees, finding the story's voice, and the universality of tree forts.

Direct download: ATW_Brianne_Farley.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

David Lubar (@davidlubar), author most recently of Character, Driven, stops by the podcast to talk about his metafictional experiment, pulling from many of the most demeaning times of his life, and turning to his main character whenever he ran into a problem with writing his story.

Direct download: ATW_David_Lubar.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

Suzanne Kaufman (@lilmonkeydraws), illustrator of Samanthasaurus Rex, written by B. B. Mandell, stops by the podcast to talk about brain over brawn, the sadness that comes from finishing a book, and visiting the morgue of poses.

Direct download: ATW_Suzanne_Kaufman.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

John Patrick Green (@johngreenart), author/illustrator of Hippopotamister, stops by the podcast to talk about making comics, figuring out the beats, and the fact that being good or bad at something is not what defines you.

Direct download: ATW_John_Patrick_Green.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

Julia Denos (@JuliaDraw), author/illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color, stops by the podcast to talk about trusting the materials, listening to the story, and asking herself, "What is a color tamer?"

Direct download: ATW_Julia_Denos.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Cale Atkinson (@2dCale), author/illustrator of Explorers of the Wild, stops by the podcast to talk about the scarier parts of the woods, breaking his habits, and two different characters with the same voice.

Direct download: ATW_Cale_Atkinson.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

Andy Griffiths (@AndyGbooks), author of the 52-Story Treehouse, the newest book in the 13-Story Treehouse series illustrated by Terry Denton, stops by the podcast to talk about the world's most dangerous treehouse, confidently trying to fix a problem, and understanding that every word for an emergent reader costs effort.

Direct download: ATW_Andy_Griffiths.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Molly Idle (@MollyIdle), author illustrator most recently of Flora and the Peacocks, and Caldecott honor winner for Flora and the Flamingo, returns to the podcast to talk about wanting to be liked best, exploring the dynamic that happens when you have more than one friend, and struggles to maintain balance.

Direct download: ATW_Molly_Idle.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Sergio Ruzzier (@SergioRuzzier), author/illustrator of This Is Not a Picture Book, stops by the podcast to talk about things that cannot be named, words that shake you, and making something that has the potential to stay forever.

Direct download: ATW_Sergio_Ruzzier.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Pseudonymous Bosch (@isthisPBosch), author most recently of Bad Luck, the newest book in the Bad Magic series, stops by the podcast to talk about constantly writing for a new audience, the weight of responsibility, and how he started writing for one particular girl.

Direct download: ATW_Psuedonymous_Bosch.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery-winning author most recently of Raymie Nightingale, stops by the podcast to talk about her time as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, how you can't write anything without revealing yourself, and likening writing a story to trying to get a wild animal to eat out of your hand.

Direct download: ATW_Kate_DiCamillo_New.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Dan Santat (@dsantat), author illustrator of Are We There Yet? and Beekle, which won the Caldecott medal in 2015, returns to the podcast to talk about enduring every minute of a road trip, parents doing the best they can, and his son's complete lack of patience.

Direct download: ATW_Dan_Santat.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

Blake Hamilton (@BlakeHamilton), filmmaker, writer, and, most important to this episode, co-founder of All The Wonders, stops by the podcast to talk about making barriers, conceptualizing a home for readers and books, the moment when he "finally found his way home".

Direct download: ATW_Blake_Hamilton.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Peter Brown (@itspeterbrown), author/illustrator of The Curious GardenChildren Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, and now debut middle grade author of The Wild Robot, stops by the podcast to talk about paying attention to wording and phrasing, telling the story as efficiently as possible, and certain subjects you can't avoid.

Direct download: LGB_Peter_Brown.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

Faith Erin Hicks (@FaithErinHicks), author/cartoonist of The Nameless City, stops by the podcast to talk about drawing like a kid, unstable ground, and putting the readers in the shoes of the characters.

Direct download: LGB_Faith_Erin_Hicks.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Steve Light (@SteveLight), author illustrator of Swap!, stops by the podcast to talk about the greatest joy, using items in unconventional ways, and feeding clues to the reader by way of a monkey.

Direct download: LGB_Steve_Light_edit_3_28.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Karen Rivers (@karenrivers), author of The Girl in the Well is Me, stops by the podcast to talk about casual cruelty, feeling anxiety start at an early age, and her metaphor for popularity.

Direct download: LGB_Karen_Rivers.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

Philip C. Stead, author illustrator most recently of Ideas Are All Around, stops by the podcast to talk about how he views inspiration, accidental bungling grace, and the beauty in the way polaroids look just a little bit off.

Direct download: LGB_Philip_Stead_-_3_10_16_8.24_PM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Tony Cliff (@TangoCharlie), cartoonist behind Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling, the newest book in the Delilah Dirk graphic novel series, stops by the podcast to talk about controlling the flow of the story, starting small, and comics being a good solution to a problem that film couldn't accomplish.

Direct download: LGB_Tony_Cliff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Aaron Reynolds (@areynoldsbooks) and Sara Varon (@saravaron1), author and illustrator respectively of President Squid, stop by the podcast to talk about taking inspiration from a 5-year-old, the importance of having confidence in your brand when you're a squid, and main characters committed to putting in 110%.

Direct download: LGB_Aaron_Reynolds_Sara_Varon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

Fred Koehler (@superfredd), author illustrator of Super Jumbo, stops by the podcast to talk about striving to create a character that embodies every child everywhere, a perdiod of time where he was redrawing his entire portfolio from one writing conference to the next, and the important understanding that kids have to make mistakes.

Direct download: LGB_Fred_Koehler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

JJ Austrian (@JJAustrian) and Mike Curato (@MikeCurato), the author and illustrator respectively of Worm Loves Worm, stop by the podcast to talk about Pants-of-the-Month, having conversations with children through children's books, and the impact of two worms falling in love.

Direct download: LGB_JJ_Austrian_and_Mike_Curato.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Keith Negley (@keithnegley), author illustrator of Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), stops by the podcast to talk about mixed-up emotions, picking five colors and sticking to them, and the memory of not wanting his son to see him cry.

Direct download: LGB_Keith_Negley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Hannah Barnaby (@HannahRBarnaby), author of Some of the Parts and Wonder Show, stops by the podcast to talk about having a good sense of humor, trusting the author, and the realization that sometimes what you think you needed is what you needed at all.

Direct download: LGB_Hannah_Barnaby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Sara Varon (@saravaron1), cartoonist of Sweaterweather: & Other Short Stories, stops by the podcast to talk about signs of being on the right track, her love for stationary, and her trip to the Fumetto Comic Festival. 

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

Charise Harper (@ChariseHarper) and Anna Raff (@annaraffNYC), author and illustrator respectively of A Big Surprise for Little Card, stop by the podcast to talk about a rainbow of books, thinking with pictures, and the fact that when you come to a song in a book, you have to sing.

Direct download: LGB_Charise_Harper_and_Anna_Raff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

James Kennedy (@iamjameskennedy), author of The Order of Odd Fish and founder of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival (@90secondnewbery), stops by the podcast to talk about the stink of worthiness, blood-thirsty monsters, and the most frequently adapted Newbery winner.

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

Julie Falatko (@JulieFalatko) and Tim Miller (@TimMiller), author and illustrator respectively of Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book), stop by the podcast to talk about belligerent main characters, the biggest riddle in creating their debut picture book, and answers arrived through countless mistakes.

Direct download: LGB_Julie_Falatko_and_Tim_Miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Daniel Miyares (@danielmiyares), author illustrator of Float and illustrator most recently of Surf's Up, stops by the podcast to talk about the third dimension of picture book making, a willingness to let kids discover, and scanning art before you ruin it.

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

Jess Keating (@Jess_Keating), author of Pink is for Blobfish and How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes are Untied, stops by the podcast to talk about toning down the voiceyness, using all 88 keys to show everything you love about life, and to share a concept reveal of her upcoming Monsters of the Natural World.

Direct download: LGB_Jess_Keating.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

Sara O'Leary (@saraoleary), author of This is Sadie, which is illustrated by Julie Morstad, stops by the podcast to talk about creating a fondness to the voice of the narrator, one certain Max, and leaving room within a character to see yourself

Direct download: LGB_Sara_OLeary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Madelyn Rosenburg (@madrosenberg), author of How to Behave at a Dog Show and Nanny X Returns, stops by the podcast to talk about the sweet spot of talking to kids, pushing the reset button a lot, and how her stories are helping her fiure out what kind of person she wants to be. 

Direct download: LGB_Madelyn_Rosenberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Leslea Newman (@lesleanewman), author of Heather Has Two Mommies and, most recently, of Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, along with Marcus Ewert (@MarcusEwert), author of 10,000 Dresses and, most recently, Mummy Cat, stops by the podcast to talk about books with LGBT themes, the lineage of the poetic, prophetic voice, respecting the power of the words, and the only cat to ever have an obituary in the New York Times.

 

Direct download: LGB_Leslea_and_Marcus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

Fred Bowen (@FredBowenBooks), author most recently of Out of Bounds, stops by the podcast to talk about dealing with disappointment, the best place for kids to learn to lose, and how sometimes you try your best and it still doesn't work out for you.

 

Direct download: LGB_Fred_Bowen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Kwame Alexander (@kwamealexander), author most recently of Surf's Up, illustrated by Daniel Miyares (@danielmiyares), and winner of the 2015 Newbery Award for The Crossover, stops by the podcast to talk about the economy of words, the spiritual journey through the white space left on the page, and the joy and power of reading.

 

Direct download: LGB_Kwame_Alexander.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

Andy Rash (@iotacons), author illustrator of Archie The Daredevil Penguin stops by the podcast to talk about the truth hidden within a joke, how we're always hardest on ourselves, and that sometimes you can trust your friends. 

 

Direct download: LGB__Andy_Rash.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Salina Yoon (@SalinaYoon), author illustrator of Be A Friend, stops by the podcast to talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve, her childhood struggle with reading and writing in English when Korean was the only language spoken at home, and a focus on the universality of art.

 

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

Michelle Schusterman, author of Dead Air: The Kat Sinclair Files (Book #1), stops by the podcast to talk about writing a gritty, urban Nancy Drew story, being a skeptic, and how's there's a logical explanation to most things that spook people.

Direct download: LGB_Michelle_Schusterman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am EST