For many parents, bedtime can be a challenge, especially for toddlers. This fun bedtime story is sure to make your kids excited to listen to because it involves...dinosaurs! Who kid could resist stories with dinosaurs? Hope you and your child/ren enjoy this story and thank you for listening to it here on The Read Aloud Library Audiobooks on Spotify!
In today’s episode, we’ll hear an excerpt of Emma Walton Hamilton’s interview with the legendary Jane Yolen at Picture Book Summit. Jane is the award-winning author of over 365 books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott Medal-winning book OWL MOON and the bestselling series HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT? In this interview with Jane, she discusses how she manages to be so prolific (she prefers the word “versatile”) and how she finds and develops the unique voice of each of her books. Find out more about this year's Picture Book Summit at picturebooksummit.com.
Ten minutes with... is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they're reading right now and what's getting them through these difficult times. Legendary Grand Master Jane Yolen shares with Gary some delightful personal news, as well as her advice to aspiring authors on how the lockdown can be seen as a gift to writers, the pleasures of "munchie" writing like Cat Valente or Gregory Maguire, the short stories of Theodora Goss, and Linda Barnes's Carlotta Carlyle mysteries. Books mentioned include: The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen The Book of Dragons edited by Jonathan Strahan Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire Carlotta Carlyle series by Linda Barnes
You've been warned, and now we're back to school with Jane Yolen's absolute classic The Devil's Arithmetic. You do not remember how brutal it is, but it's oh so important. Next up is Johanna Reiss' The Upstairs Room, which after Devil's Arithmetic is almost light-hearted. See also: www.hdot.org CN: This is a book about the Holocaust.
It’s time to revisit Austar IV’s brutal society and beautiful dragons! Madeleine and Grace discuss just how their perceptions of Dragon’s Blood have changed as adults - and why this is a great reread. Slavery and dragon battling may not make this the most YA-friendly material but maybe the pits are more like Pokémon than dog fighting?… Also: disgruntled audiobook listeners. Upsetting pretend food. Drakk are really gross.Thanks for listening! If you would like to request a book for us to cover, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.MUSIC - Pippin the Hunchback and Thatched Villagers by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Jane Yolen is a force to be reckoned with. If you have kids, odds are you're familiar with her How Do Dinosaurs books. But she's written much more than that. So much more. An obscene number of books, actually. She recently published her 366th book! What's even more impressive is how her career started (almost like a fairy tale) at 22. Since then, she's written novels, chapter books, picture books, board books - you name it. She's been awarded the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, a National Book Award nomination, and literally dozens more honors. On this episode, we talk to Yolen about the career she practically fell into, how her generation began to shatter the glass ceiling, how she manages to keep writing after publishing 366 books, why dinosaurs are so compelling, how the industry has changed, and the creative road she has no intention of leaving.