All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast

Michael Mahin (@MahinWriter) and Evan Turk (@evanturkart), author and illustrator respectively of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, stop by the podcast to talk about stumbling through life, hearing the blues in the place it was born, and the structure and motifs overlayed by improvisation.

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Susan Middleton Elya (@susanpolkadot) and Juana Martinez-Neal (@juanamartinez), author and illustrator respectively of La Princesa and the Pea, stop by the podcast to talk about wanting the character in their story to be everybody/anybody.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

Victoria Jamieson (@JamiesonV), cartoonist of All's Faire in Middle School, stops by the podcast to talk about childhood nuances, bringing things to a low point, and just wanting to fit in.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

John Rocco (@johnroccoart), illustrator of Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton, stops by the podcast to talk about the responsibility to create a promise, projecting yourself onto the cover, and how a good book for you is good for a reason.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Ruth Spiro (@RuthSpiro) and Irene Chan, author and illustrator respectively of the Baby Loves... board book series, stop by the podcast to talk about science topics relating to baby's world, inspiration at Jane Yolen's picture book boot camp, and making science accessible for small children.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

Rebecca Green, debut author illustrator of How To Make Friends with a Ghost, stops by the podcast to talk about world building, finding greys you really love, and tying the book together.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Katey Howes (@Kateywrites), author of Grandmother Thorn, stops by the podcast to talk about letting go of things you fear, feeling lucky as a picture book author, and the balance between order and chaos.

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Roxie Munro, author illustrator most recently of Masterpiece Mix, stops by the podcast to talk about designing a book from the title alone, letting intuition take over, and never having a job in all her life.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Pam Smy (@pam_smy), author illustrator of Thornhill, stops by the podcast to talk about reading pictures and symbols, decoding the world through visuals, and the critical point of learning that life is not ideal.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Mike Curato (@MikeCurato), author illustrator of Little Elliot Fall Friends and illustrator of All The Way to Havana, stops by the podcast to talk about asking yourself the big questions, the vehicle through which we explore Cuban culture, and those days when the big city is just a little too much.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Arthur Call, author of Into the Deep, Deep Brave, and mother Sylvia Call stop by the podcast to talk about the profound thoughts of children, hyperlexia versus dyslexia, and a collection of poems Arthur composed at age 3.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

Greg Pizzoli (@gregpizzoli), author illustrator most recently of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon, returns to the podcast to talk about a time and a place and a culture that wasn't kind to people around the world.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Samantha Berger (@BergerBooks), Martha Brockenbrough (@mbrockenbrough), and Dave Pressler (@davepressler), authors and illustrator of Back To School With Bigfoot, stop by the podcast to talk about co-writing picture books, using an unapologetically rude narrator, and feeling like nothing fits. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Hannah Barnaby (@HannahRBarnaby), author of Bad Guy and Garcia and Colette Go Exploring, stops by the podcast to talk about linking words with emotion, exploring being bad in a safe place, and the weight of responsibility.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Mike Wu (@tinyteru), author and illustrator of Ellie in Concert, stops by the podcast to talk about championing the arts, trying to fit in, and experiencing the music.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

Emma Otheguy (@EmmaOtheguy), author of Marti's Song For Freedom/Marti y Sus Versos Por la Libertad, stops by the podcast to talk about political parallels, the message a book can carry, and encouraging kids to raise their own voices. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

Hena Khan (@henakhanbooks), author of Amina's Voice, stops by the podcast to talk about a sense of betrayal over names, helping a character feel comfortable in her own skin, and a deeper ideas of assimilation and acceptance.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Tom Booth (@TallTomsTales), author illustrator of Don't Blink!, stops by the podcast to talk about character drawings staring out from his sketchbook, pressure and anticipation kicking in, and an elephant named Harvey.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Jennifer Adams (@BabyLitJen), author of the My Little Cities board book series with Greg Pizzoli and the BabyLit board book series with Alison Oliver, stops by the podcast to talk about integral design, paring down to what's essential, and people's strong feelings toward class literature.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Daniel Miyares (@danielmiyares), author illustrator most recently of That Neighbor Kid, stops by the podcast to talk about making childhood friends, how good stories come from good problems, and the great joy found in not knowing your story fully until it's in the hands of readers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Hope Larson (@hopelarson) and Rebecca Mock (@rebeccamock), author and illustrator of the Four Points series, including Compass South and Knife's Edge, stop by the podcast to talk about intimate story moments, the benefits of too much detail, and the fun of making tiny drawings.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Jessixa Bagley (@JessixaBagley), author illustrator of Laundry DayBefore I Leave, and Boats for Papa, stops by the podcast to talk about art as a mirror of her life, creating a world through illustration, and the city that took her best friend away.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

Andrea J. Loney (@AndreaJLoney), author of BunnyBear and Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!, stops by the podcast to talk about understanding and appreciating yourself, the extra layer of beauty, and how it's all about the dance.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Jane Yolen (@JaneYolen), author of On Duck Pond and over 350 books for children, stops by the podcast to talk about the rhythm in the words, being engaged with the world.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

David A. Robertson (@DaveAlexRoberts), author of When We Were Alone, stops by the podcast to talk about the inquisitiveness of a grandchild, channelling the stories of others while writing, and making intergenerational connections.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Laurel Snyder (@LaurelSnyder) and Emily Hughes (@plaidemily), author and illustrator of Charlie & Mouse, stop by the podcast to talk about focusing on the quiet, working from muscle memory, and how truth and facts are different.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

Teagan White (@teaganwhite), author illustrator of the Barefoot Critters series, stops by the podcast to talk about thinking of the text as an image, working in limitations, and adding practical elements to the story and illustrations. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

Isabel Minhós Martins and Bernardo P. Carvalho, author and illustrator of Don't Cross The Line!, stop by the podcast to talk about exploring the frontier of a book, asking if we should always obey, and inviting the reader to participate in the storytelling.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez, poet and illustrator of Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics, stop by the podcast to talk about capturing the spirit of a person through poem and portrait, creating a first person-voiced time travel experience for children, and seeking to show the emotional essence of the individual.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Corinna Luyken (@CorinnaLuyken), debut picture book author illustrator of The Book of Mistakes, stops by the podcast to talk about loving the strangeness, paying attention, and laying bare some real mistakes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Shana Corey (@shanacorey) and R. Gregory Christie, author and illustrator of A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech, stop by the podcast to talk about an obsession over primary documents, making the choice to listen to wisdom, and the difference between painting from the outside in or the inside out.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

Basak Agaoglu (@BasakAgaoglu), author illustrator of The Almost Impossible Thing, stops by the podcast to talk about collaborating with the reader, putting yourself out there, and thinking like a bronze medal winner.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Chris Van Dusen, author illustrator most recently of Hattie & Hudson, stops by the podcast to talk about a lake in Maine, accidents happening their way to beauty, and seeing the struggle in the art.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Katrina Goldsaito (@inlovethere) and Julia Kuo (@juliaskuo), author and illustrator of The Sound of Silence, stop by the podcast to talk about time stretching out, a complex, layered idea, and the color of vintage toys.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Jason Bays (@MrJBays), author and cartoonist of The Adventures of Kung Fu Robot: How to Make a Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Kung Fu Sandwich, stops by the podcast to talk about intensifying the story, designing an organic app, and writing without a safety net.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Jabari Asim (@jabariasim), author of Preaching to the Chickens, stops by the podcast to talk about envisioning a life in letters, the moment when you know what you are going to become, life's presences of a gentle, guiding hand.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Jason Chin (@authorjasonchin), author and illustrator of Grand Canyon, stops by the podcast to talk about windows to the past, following the signs, and designing a book to be a reflect of the way you learn when you research.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tim Miller (@TM_Illustration), Donna Bray (@DJBray), and Dana Fritts stop by the podcast to talk about Moo Moo in a Tutu from idea to finished book. Moo Moo in a Tutu is Tim Miller's debut picture book as both author and illustrator. Donna Bray edited the book and is co-publisher at Balzer + Bray. Dana Fritts, associate art director at HarperCollins, was the art director on the book.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

Laura Shovan (@LauraShovan), author and poet of The Last 5th Grade of Emerson Elementary, stops by the podcast to talk about classrooms as small communities, tuning an ear to what's working well, and her mission to get poems taught in every school.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

Joseph Kuefler (@josephkuefler), author illustrator of Rulers of the Playground, stops by the podcast to talk about enjoying the wonder, playground politics, and a complete willingness to grow.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

Silvia Borando, graphic designer on the MiniBombo (@minibombo) team, stops by the podcast to talk about a book as an open experience, witnessing different interpretations of a single book, and storytelling through graphic communication.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Nikki Grimes (@nikkigrimes9), author and poet of Garvey's Choice and One Last Word: Wisdom From the Harlem Renaissance, stops by the podcast to talk about putting story first, giving herself a challenge, and the universal experience of not being seen. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

Ryan T. Higgins (@RyanT_Higgins), author illustrator most recently of Be Quiet!, stops by the podcast to talk about a grumpy bear,  some gosling offspring, and a mouse who just wants some peace and quiet in order to share his wordless picture book.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Debbie Levy (@debbielevybooks) and Gilbert Ford (@gilbertford), respective author and illustrator of Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War, talk about bringing to life a story a different views, warring sides, and a song that brought the soldiers together.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

PJ Lynch (@PJLynchArt), illustrator most recently of Patrick and the President, stops by the podcast to talk about getting the work right, painting the town for an important visit, and the 50th anniversary since JFK's landmark trip to Wexford, Ireland.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Elana K. Arnold (@ElanaKArnold) and Charles Santoso (@minitreehouse), author and illustrator, respectively, of A Boy Called Bat, stop by the podcast to talk about respecting the people whose lives you borrow from, feeling like autism is always in the foreground when talking about neurodiversity, and creating a book with a whole lot of heart.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

Laura Amy Schlitz, author of Newbery medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, shares Princess Cora and the Crocodile, her new early chapter book illustrated by Brian Floca.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Christopher Browne (@loyaldogmarlo), author illustrator of Marlo, stops by the podcast to talk about his tribute to the imagination, creating worlds beyond the page, and how creating a webcomic helped to hold himself to deadlines.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Anna Kang (@annakang27) and Christopher Weyant (@chrisweyant05), author and illustrator of I Am (Not) Scared, stop by the podcast to talk about creating safe places to talk to children about their emotions, letting thoughts and feelings out, and how not all fears are scary for the same people.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

Giuseppe Castellano (@pinocastellano), executive art director at Penguin Random House and founder of the Illustration Department (@illusdept), stops by the podcast to answer publishing and illustration questions submitted by our listeners.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Peter H. Reynolds (@peterhreynolds), author illustrator of The DotIsh, and, most recently, of Happy Dreamer, stops by the podcast to talk about being a very distracted kid, the power we all possess to make things better, and the idea that technology isn't as cool as innovative thinking.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

Jon Chad (@jon_chad), cartoonist behind Volcanoes, the newest in First Second's Science Comics series, stops by the podcast to talk about his underlying love of science, looking for narrative beats, and the emotion you get from Darth Vader just from his slight tip of the helmet.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

David Jacobson and Toshikado Hajiri, author and illustrator of Are You An Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, stop by the podcast to talk about the life and works of Misuzu, her sense of vulnerability in her poems, and the universal nature of her words, written 100 years ago.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli, illustrator and author of Fish Girl, stop by the podcast to talk about understanding things in your own way, trusting that the words will elicit the art, and an idea of a story about a house full of water.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Alessandra Balzer (@ABBalzer), co-publisher of Balzer + Bray, stops by the podcast to talk about work as an editor, a publisher, and a person who passionately loves children's books.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Audrey Vernick (@yourbuffalo), Liz Garton Scanlon (@LGartonScanlon), and Matthew Cordell (@cordellmatthew), authors and illustrator of Bob, Not Bob!, all stop by the podcast to talk about one disgusting cold.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Carter Higgins (@CarterHiggins), author of A Rambler Steals Home, stops by the podcast to talk about growing up a resolute kid, repopulating ghost towns, and how, quite frankly, it's hard to write a novel.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT

Michael Sampson (@michaelsampson) and Brian Won (@bwon1), co-author and illustrator respectively of Spunky Little Monkey, stop by the podcast to talk about reading the pictures, referencing jazz album covers, and a reflection of what it means to be a kid.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Matthew Loux (@mattloux), cartoonist of The Time Museum, stops by the podcast to talk about being a little quiet, a little self-conscious, and aware of the potent and important qualities of friendship.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Bethan Woollvin (@bethanwoollvin), author illustrator of Little Red, stops by the podcast to talk about taking issue with the classic Little Red Riding Hood, enjoying a challenge, and thinking first in terms of colors when approaching a story.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

Matthew Cordell (@cordellmatthew), author illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, stops by the podcast to talk about words becoming unnecessary, preconceived notions, and the decision to save yourself or the wolf pup.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

Sherri Duskey Rinker (@SherriRinker) and Tom Lichtenheld (@tlichtenheld), the award winning team behind Steam Train, Dream Train and Good Night, Good Night Construction Site, stop by the podcast to share their newest collaboration, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, in addition to talking about their complete and utter adoration for big machines.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Jessie Sima (@JessieSima), debut author illustrator of Not Quite Narwhal, stops by the podcast to talk about her anthropology background, #kidlitart, and creating a character who is "stylistically adorable".

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Elaine Magliaro, author of Things to Do, stops by the podcast to talk about the best way to teach kids how to write, the wonderful feeling of getting something out of your head and onto the page that looks like you, and the importance of going outside. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Raina Telgemeier (@goraina), cartoonist most recently of Ghosts, stops by the podcast to talk about growing up in noisy houses, always ending a page on a punchline, and using speculation as a tool.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Jackie Azúa Kramer (@JackieKramer422) and Maral Sassouni (@MaralSassouni), author and illustrator of The Green Umbrella, stop by the podcast to talk about their story about journeys, the walk we're each on, and a call for our "little ambassadors" to stay openminded, curious, and approach life and others with understanding.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

Patricia Hruby Powell (@PatriciaHPowell) and Shadra Strickland (@ShadrasArt), creators of Loving Vs. Virginia, stop by the podcast to talk about the landmark civil rights case, visual journalism, and the balance between the stiff and sacred, the relaxed and calm.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

Steven Malk (@stevenmalk), literary agent at Writers House, stops by the podcast to answer your questions and to talk communication, giving back to things that inspire you, and how to identify the mark of a good book.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Marcie Colleen (@MarcieColleen1), author of the Super Happy Party Bears series, stops by the podcast to talk about being a huge fan of kids television, planting easter eggs for parent readers, and the general adage that it's easy to be kind.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Claire Legrand (@clairelegrand), author most recently of Some Kind of Happiness, stops by the podcast to talk about her homage to the feeling of possibility experienced when you find something in nature that is that magical place for you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Ed Young, author illustrator most recently of The Cat From Hunger Mountain, stops by the podcast to talk about being disciplined as an architect, walking the book, and celebrating that stories are for everybody.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Erica Perl (@ericaperl), author of The Capybara Conspiracy, stops by the podcast to talk about inspiration from an episode of This American Life, naming the most ridiculous mascot, and avoiding a straight narrative by keeping things dramatic.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

This rebroadcast of my interview wth Andrea Davis Pinkney is part of our feature celebrating All The Wonders of A Poem for Peter.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

Steve Light (@SteveLight), author illustrator most recently of Lucky Lazlo, stops by the podcast to talk about theater superstitions, the most unlucky theater in the world, and a fountain pen nib custom designed by Richard Binder.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

Megan Maynor (@megan_maynor), author of Ella and Penguin: A Perfect Match, stops by the podcast to talk about three visceral things to try, concerns feeling mixed up but not silly, and how it's sometimes easy to brush aside the criticism even though you know you should be listening.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT