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Kate DiCamillo

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Nancy Harris and Kate DiCamillo

Interval Drinks

“I always feel like a book is never done until it is in the hands of a reader that I do not know. And then and then we make a community of two.” Children’s author Kate DiCamillo talks to playwright Nancy Harris about her inspiration – the “divine spark” that grew into The Magician’s Elephant and how gifting a notebook to a friend led her to create the unique cast of characters. The two writers talk about their writing processes, and Kate shares exactly how many rejection letters she received. Each episode brings together current Royal Shakespeare Company actors with artists who have inspired them. The music is ‘Oberon’s Theme – King of Shadows’, originally composed by Sam Kenyon for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016).


5 Jan 2022

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#313: A Loop, a Whirl, a Vertical Climb // Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Adaptation Podcast

Dorin and Kendyl cover the delightful, layered middle grade book Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.  Question of the Week: What was your favorite moment in the book? Follow us! adaptationpodcast.com instagram.com/adaptationpodcast facebook.com/AdaptationPodcast twitter.com/AdaptationCast adaptationpodcast.tumblr.com youtube.com/adaptationpodcast

1hr 7mins

6 Dec 2021

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Kate DiCamillo - 'It's About Somebody Claiming Their Power.'

Tell Me What To Read

Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers, author of The Tale of Despereaux and Flora and Ulysses, both of which have been awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, USA, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.With the release of 'The Beatrice Prophecy', Sarah sat down with Kate to discuss being a chipmunk, side characters who nearly steal the show, the power of reading and writing, and more.*Producer's Note: Due to our team being in social isolation, the sound quality is more variable.Books mentioned in this podcast:Kate DiCamillo - 'The Beatrice Prophecy': https://bit.ly/3Aksee6Host: Sarah McDulingGuest: Kate DiCamilloProducer: Nick Wasiliev


11 Oct 2021

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Bianca with Kate DiCamillo on The Beatryce Prophecy

The Children's Book Review: Growing Readers Podcast

In this episode, I talk with two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, one of America's most revered storytellers. Today we're going to talk about The Beatryce Prophecy, a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world. A few episodes back, I talked with two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall. Among many things, we discussed The Beatryce Prophecy, for which Sophie created the artwork. Now I get to share my conversation with Kate about the many splendors and joys of reading. Order a copy of The Beatryce Prophecy via Bookshop.org. Order a copy of The Beatryce Prophecy via Amazon. Visit Kate DiCamillo at https://www.katedicamillostoriesconnectus.com/. You can read the transcription on The Children's Book Review.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thechildrensbookreview/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thechildrensbookreview/support


2 Oct 2021

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Kate DiCamillo: Why kids need superheroes right now | Spawned 228

Spawned Parenting Podcast with Kristen and Liz of CoolMomPicks

We were so honored to sit down with Kate DiCamillo, the wildly popular author of The Tales of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and Flora & Ulysses, to talk about kids, reading, writing, imagination, superheroes, the need for diverse protagonists, and so much more. And we especially love her answer to the question: Should we make kids read the book before seeing the movie? Wow, she is a joy! // Shownotes and Cool Picks of the Week:: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Brought to you by Outschool, the platform offering thousands of engaging, live online classes for kids of all ages...from manga illustration to Hamilton choreography, coding to filmmaking.Some as affordable as $5 each! // Please subscribe and leave us a nice review! And thanks so much for listening.


10 Mar 2021

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The Power of Story: Children in a Time of Sadness, with Author Kate DiCamillo

Dialogue Across Difference

Kate DiCamillo, writer of stories for children, visits to read from her work and talk about the solace and hope that literature offers. The two-time Newbery Award winner is joined by John Schumacher, part-time lecturer at Rutgers University and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, who will moderate this special event.


15 Feb 2021

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Kate DiCamillo | Tell the Truth, But Give 'Em Hope

Good Life Project

Kate DiCamillo writes books for kids and young adults that also just happen to break open grownup’s hearts. Moving to Minnesota from Florida in her twenties, homesickness and a bitter winter helped inspire her to write Because of Winn-Dixie(https://amzn.to/39I3Vee), her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and earned her a Newbery Honor. Since then, Kate’s written for a wide range of ages, earning a devoted audience and heaps of accolades.Her #1 New York Times bestseller The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane was a deeply moving reflection o life, meaning and legacy, through the eyes of a toy china rabbit. The Tale of Despereaux, her Newbery Medal-winning novel, later inspired an animated adventure from Universal Pictures and Kate was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015.She’s fiercely honest, always tells the truth, but also always leads you to a place of awakening and hope, especially in circumstances that seem destined for the opposite. And right now, we could all use a bit more of that. The theme of hope and belief amid tough circumstances is a common thread in much of Kate’s writing, in no small part because that was her story, too.You can find Kate DiCamillo at:Website : http://www.katedicamillostoriesconnectus.com/Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/CandlewickPressBooks/-------------Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE (https://sparketype.com/) and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.If you enjoyed the show, please share it with a friend. Thank you to our super cool brand partners. If you like the show, please support them - they help make the podcast possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Sep 2020

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Discussing Influence of Kate DiCamillo’s Books

Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

A show inspired by Ann Patchett's New York Times essay about the power of the books of award-winning children's book author Kate DiCamillo, which changed Ann's life

18 Apr 2020

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Jollying Yourself Along With Kate DiCamillo

First Draft with Sarah Enni

First Draft Episode #235: Kate DiCamillo Kate DiCamillo is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, for her novels The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses, and author of Newberry Honor book Because of Winn-Dixie, National Book Award finalist The Tiger Rising, as well as New York Times bestselling novels The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician’s Elephant, the Mercy Watson series, and more. DiCamillo was the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2014 and 2015. Her most recent novel, Beverly, Right Here completes the trilogy of Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana’s Way Home. This episode of First Draft is brought to you by Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart, a debut young adult novel in which the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Spring Awakening tells the story of a young girl who takes refuge in a London Tube station during WWII and confronts grief, loss, and first love with the help of her favorite book, Alice in Wonderland. Alice By Heart is out from Penguin Random House now. Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Newberry Medal book Bud, Not Buddy and Newberry Honor book The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 and Elijah of Buxton Katherine Paterson, author of Newberry Medal books Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, as well as Newberry Honor book The Great Gilly Hopkins Karen Hesse, author of Newberry Medal book Out of the Dust Kara LaReau was Kate’s editor for Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tiger Rising, The Tale of Despereaux Poets & Writers magazine Holly McGhee, founder and creative director at Pippin Properties Blank Check with Griffin and David (podcast) The quote Kate shares from Katherine Paterson is from Paterson’s 1988 essay, “Hope is More Than Happiness.” (New York Times). How to Talk so Kids Will Listen And How to Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish Karen Lotz, president of Candlewick Linda Sue Park, author of A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story and A Single Shard Kate was also the 2014 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto, State of Wonder, The Magician’s Assistant, and many more, owns Parnassus bookstore in Nashville, Tenn. I want to hear from you! Have a question about writing or creativity for Sarah Enni or her guests to answer? To leave a voicemail, call (818) 533-1998. Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni Every Tuesday, I speak to storytellers like Veronica Roth, author of Divergent; Linda Holmes, author and host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast; Jonny Sun, internet superstar, illustrator of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight! and author and illustrator of Everyone’s an Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too;  Michael Dante  DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender; John August, screenwriter of Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; or Rhett Miller, musician and frontman for The Old 97s. Together, we take deep dives on their careers and creative works. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. It’s free! Rate, Review, and Recommend How do you like the show? Please take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you! Is there someone you think would love this podcast as much as you do? Please share this episode on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or via carrier pigeon (maybe try a text or e-mail, come to think of it). Just click the Share button at the bottom of this post! Thanks again!

1hr 31mins

25 Feb 2020

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063--Bookin' w/ Kate DiCamillo


This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by two-time Newberry Medalist and former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo! Topics of discussion include Kate's new book Beverly, Right Here, young people's literature vs. adult literature, what it is like to be a National Ambassador for young people's literature, running away from home in 1979 vs. running away from home in 2020, small towns, Ann Patchett, reluctantly trustful arrangements, and much more!  Signed copies of Beverly, Right Here can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).


20 Jan 2020