All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT