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Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

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Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

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Heartfelt and Excellent

By Geuseppe - May 29 2019
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Nick is a warm host, and these interviews/discussions are gems.

Thank you!!

By chrisshashi - Jul 11 2018
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These are really useful resources!!! A million thanks!

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
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Heartfelt and Excellent

By Geuseppe - May 29 2019
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Nick is a warm host, and these interviews/discussions are gems.

Thank you!!

By chrisshashi - Jul 11 2018
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These are really useful resources!!! A million thanks!
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Picturebooking

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Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

Rank #1: 048: Tips to Break Into the Children’s Book Industry

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Advice for amateur storytellers looking to become professional

Mar 09 2016

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Rank #2: Not Quite Snow White

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An inspiring picture book featuring, Tameika, a dynamic character who belongs on the stage.  This story highlights the importance of self-confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Tameika encourages us all to let ourselves shine.

Learn more about Not Quite Snow White and the author Ashley Franklin and illustrator Ebony Glenn.

More Picturebooking with Ebony

This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you.

To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Ebony.

Thank you for listening to the show today.

Jul 10 2019

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Rank #3: 084: Picturebooking Pain

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13 authors and illustrators tell us what they find as the most painful thing about the picture book industry. It’s some honest picturebooking therapy. Take a listen and I’m sure you’ll be inspired to continue creating despite the struggles.

Jul 12 2017

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Rank #4: Zanni Louise – Archie and the Bear

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What happens when you giving yourself the space for magic? Well, if you are Zanni Louise you get to author an amazing picture book called ARCHIE AND THE BEAR (illustrated by David Mackintosh).

We dive deep into this book and I enjoyed getting to know Zanni’s thoughts on imagination and how to make space for stories.   

P.S. If you are a Picturebooking Patreon … thank you for keeping me going this year! See you Feb. 2019!

Dec 05 2018

48mins

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Rank #5: 024: Picturebooking Panel – Katherine Roy, Will Terry, Airlie Anderson, Fred Koehler & Carter Higgins

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Today we talk about success, pain, advice and more with Katherine Roy, Will Terry, Airlie Anderson, Fred Koehler & Carter Higgins.

Apr 08 2015

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Rank #6: 086: Aaron Reynolds – The Underwear Episode

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Aaron Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of CREEPY CARROTS, NERDY BIRDY, PRESIDENT SQUID and CARNIVORES stops by the pod to chat about his latest collaboration with Peter Brown … CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR. This is the pod’s first underwear episode and I think you're going to enjoy it!

Show Notes at All the Wonders

This is a recommended – best of Picturebooking episode

Aug 09 2017

46mins

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Rank #7: 019: Katherine Roy – The Process of Making a Picture Book

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What goes into making a non-fiction picture book? How do you start researching? And how do you balance story, design and information? I sit down with author-illustrator Katherine Roy to discuss in detail the messy process of telling a great story.

Jan 28 2015

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Rank #8: Eliza Wheeler – Living in Your Illustrations

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How to develop scenes that make the worlds and characters you create feel so true? What kinds of opportunities or challenges come with a successful book? And the long winding process of creating that next story. Eliza Wheeler is this episodes guest. We dive deep into these topics and much more.

This week’s featured books are WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE, an inspiring picture book about having courage even in difficult times, and HOME IN THE WOODS, a stunningly beautiful picture book based on Eliza’s grandmother’s childhood after they lost their house and their father. It’s a story of a family rebuilding a life and a home.

Eliza Wheeler is an author and illustrator whose debut picture book MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS was an NYT bestseller. She has illustrated many other books included WHEREVER YOU GO, a Crystal Kite winner written by Pat Zietlow Miller.

Picturebooking is made possible through the generosity of our listeners. Thank you.

To learn more about the show visit picturebooking.com and to give back visit pateron.com/picturebooking.

Apr 21 2019

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Rank #9: 057: Claire Lordon – Pizza Party

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Today’s show features Claire Lordon and her book LORENZO THE PIZZA-LOVING LOBSTER. You’ll discover the inspiration behind Lorenzo. How the story changed from first draft to picture book. And we’ll swap some food stories. So grab a slice and join the party!

Jul 13 2016

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Rank #10: 068: Jake Parker – Good Things Come to Those Who Create

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On the show today we have Jake Parker and his debut picture book LITTLE BOT & SPARROW. Jake has worked in comics, concept art, illustration and animation. He started the popular drawing challenge Inktober and co-founded the illustration education website svslearn.com with Will Terry (Picturebooking Episode 12). Basically Jake Parker makes things! And after this talk you’re going to be inspired to make things too.

Nov 30 2016

38mins

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Rank #11: Holly Hatam – Illustrating Joy

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Having lots of different interest helps make your art stronger. Why you should always stay uncomfortable. And how to master self confidence. Holly Hatam is this episodes guest. We dive deep into these topics and much more.

This week’s feature picture book is Dear Boy, a companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Girl. This story is an open love letter to boys.

Holly Hatam is an illustrator whose art always makes me smile and whose books inspire me. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Picturebooking is made possible through the generosity of our listeners. Thank you.

To learn more about the show visit picturebooking.com/about and to give back visit pateron.com/picturebooking.

Apr 07 2019

38mins

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Rank #12: Bunny in the Middle

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A joyful picture book celebrates middle children and sibling love. This book is created by the husband and wife team of Anika Aldamuy Denise (author) and Christopher Denise (illustrator). 

More Picturebooking with Anika

More Picturebooking with Christopher

This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you.

To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Anika.

Thank you for listening to the show today.

Jul 03 2019

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Rank #13: 066: Melissa Sweet – Some Writer: The Story of E. B. White

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Getting to know the author of CHARLOTTE’S WEB through Melissa Sweet‘s book SOME WRITER: THE STORY OF E. B. WHITE was such a treasure. The art, the words and the design of this book give you an in depth biography of a man and a writer. Whether you are a fan of White’s stories or a writer yourself, this book needs to be on your reading list.

This is a recommended – best of Picturebooking episode

Nov 02 2016

37mins

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Rank #14: 027: Molly Idle – Art of the Sequel

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Author and illustrator Molly Idle is spreading joy and creativity on today's show. We talk about making successful sequels as her third Rex book (SEA REX) comes out this month.

This is a recommended – best of Picturebooking episode

May 20 2015

56mins

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Rank #15: 033: Tara Lazar – I Thought This was a Picture Book Idea Episode

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Tara Lazar is a picture book author and creator of Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo). This talk is less about PiBoIdMo and more about Tara, her books and her journey.

Aug 12 2015

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Rank #16: 083: Dan Santat – Unedited

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Dan Santat returns to the pod to chat about RODZILLA, his latest picture book written by Rob Sanders. And he opens up about the inspiration for AFTER THE FALL: HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN.

Jun 28 2017

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Rank #17: 031: Miranda Paul – The Long Journey of Story-making

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Miranda Paul is an author of two amazing new non-fiction picture books (ONE PLASTIC BAG and WATER IS WATER). She is also doing some amazing work for children's literature through SCBWI, RateYourStory.org and We Need Diverse Books.

Jul 15 2015

51mins

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Rank #18: 064: Tom Booth – The Character Design of 100 Historical Figures

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Tom Booth is the character designer and illustrator behind WHO WINS?: 100 HISTORICAL FIGURES GO HEAD-TO-HEAD. I’ve learned more about history from playing with this interactive book than I thought was possible.

Oct 05 2016

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Rank #19: 035: Ben Clanton – Simple and Extraordinary

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Ben Clanton is the author and illustrator of the new picture book SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY. Ben uses simple words and simple pictures to make extraordinary stories.

Sep 09 2015

53mins

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Rank #20: 070: Top 5 Picturebooking Interviews of 2016

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This episode features a countdown of the top-5 most listened to picturebooking interviews of 2016. Plus I announce my favorite book featured on the show this year.

Dec 28 2016

49mins

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Barb Rosenstock – Leave It to Abigail!

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Learn about writing a picture book biography from an award-winning author.

Barb Rosenstock is an author of nonfiction and historical fiction children’s books, including THE NOISY PAINT BOX, a 2015 Caldecott Honor book. Her goal is to create stories that bring to life history’s heroes for today’s kids.

Featured book: LEAVE IT TO ABIGAIL! THE REVOLUTIONARY LIFE OF ABIGAIL ADAMS by Barb Rosenstockillustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

Bring this powerful, bold founding mother into your children’s lives through this picture book. And learn why there would be no President John Adams without Abigail.

Learn more at picturebooking.com/barb-rosenstock

Feb 05 2020

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Deborah Marcero – In A Jar

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You can’t separate today’s book IN A JAR with the life experiences of its author-illustrator, Deborah Marcero. It’s fascinating to see art that comes from finding a universal experience in the specific personal stories of its creator.

Learn more at picturebooking.com/deborah-marcero

Jan 22 2020

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Jessica Hische – Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind

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Jessica Hische is a renowned lettering artist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator. Her latest picture book TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND is a follow-up to her 2018 hit TOMORROW I’LL BE BRAVE. 

TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND: Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her hand-lettering and illustrations. This uplifting book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind.

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Jan 08 2020

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In the News

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One of the fun opportunities that came around this year was a local news story featuring Picturebooking. I thought I'd share the interview here and let you know that I'm super grateful for all the love you have shown our guests and the show this year.

Dec 25 2019

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Rob Polivka – A Dream of Flight

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Author, illustrator and cartoonist Rob Polivka talks about his non-fiction picture book A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower.

A Dream of Flight is a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies.

Polivka is the illustrator of Good Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin and co-author A Dream of Flight with his brother Jef.

Dec 11 2019

37mins

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Grant Snider – What Color Is Night?

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Author, illustrator, cartoonist and orthodontist Grant Snider returns to the podcast to talk about his first picture book What Color Is Night?

This is a beautiful debut picture book that explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime.

Grant Snider's work has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Kansas City StarThe Best American Comics 2013, and all across the internet.

Listen to Grant's first picturebooking interview about illustrating Quiet Power.

Nov 27 2019

43mins

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Parker & Jessica Curry – Parker Looks Up

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Four-year-old Parker Curry had a moment that went viral. Today's featured book, PARKER LOOKS UP, is the story of that moment and that day.

We love this book for its here-and-now reality. And how you can truly have a life-altering moment in the middle of an ordinary day.

A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker’s young life when she views First Lady’s Michelle Obama’s portrait.

Nov 13 2019

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Adam Rex - Why?

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Are you familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? This laugh-out-loud picture book features a small child taking on a big loud bully with one simple question.

Adam Rex is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His books include The True Meaning of Smekday, which was made into the hit animated movie HomeMoondaySchool’s First Day of School, illustrated by Christian Robinson; Nothing Rhymes with Orange; and Chu's Day, written by Neil Gaiman.

Oct 30 2019

34mins

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Love Letter

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Fall in love with this endearing picture book that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place. 

* An Indie Next List Pick *

by Anika Aldamuy Denise

illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

More Picturebooking with Anika

Thank you for listening to the show today.

Oct 16 2019

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Ashley Bryan – Infinite Hope

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Renowned artist, storyteller and writer Ashley Bryan introduces his new book: INFINITE HOPE: A BLACK ARTIST’S JOURNEY FROM WORLD WAR II TO PEACE. 

Ashley Bryan is the first African-American creator ever to both write and illustrate a book for children. He’s a Newberry Medal honoree and has received countless Coretta Scott King awards and honors.

INFINITE HOPE is an autobiography filled with sketches and letters of Ashley’s time in the war. His belief in the power of art and the lengths he went to keep making art during the war are inspiring.

Oct 02 2019

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Oliver Jeffers – The Fate of Fausto

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A powerful new fable from the world-renowned artist and picture book phenomenon Oliver Jeffers

THE FATE OF FAUSTO is a poignant tale about a man who acts upon his self-proclaimed domination of all he can see.

OLIVER JEFFERS is an artist, storyteller, father, cartographer and part-time explorer. His work encompasses many forms, from picture books to portraiture, using a variety of media. In THE FATE OF FAUSTO, he has worked with traditional lithographic printmaking techniques for the first time. Originally from Northern Ireland, Oliver lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Sep 18 2019

28mins

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Not Quite Snow White

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An inspiring picture book featuring, Tameika, a dynamic character who belongs on the stage.  This story highlights the importance of self-confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Tameika encourages us all to let ourselves shine.

Learn more about Not Quite Snow White and the author Ashley Franklin and illustrator Ebony Glenn.

More Picturebooking with Ebony

This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you.

To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Ebony.

Thank you for listening to the show today.

Jul 10 2019

12mins

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Bunny in the Middle

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A joyful picture book celebrates middle children and sibling love. This book is created by the husband and wife team of Anika Aldamuy Denise (author) and Christopher Denise (illustrator). 

More Picturebooking with Anika

More Picturebooking with Christopher

This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you.

To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Anika.

Thank you for listening to the show today.

Jul 03 2019

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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

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An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature. Brought to colorful life by Paola Escobar’s elegant and exuberant illustrations and Anika Aldamuy Denise’s lyrical text.

More Picturebooking with Anika and her books.

This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you.

To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Anika.

Thank you for listening to the show today.

Jun 26 2019

29mins

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Author Anika Aldamuy Denise

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Today we get to know and celebrate the children’s book author Anika Aldamuy Denise.

Anika and I talk about how she became a picture book author, and how curiosity fuels her creativity.

This podcast is made possible through the generosity of our picturebooking members. Thank you.

To become a member visit patreon.com/picturebooking and receive access to my entire talk with Anika.

Thank you for listening to the show today. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to picturebooking on your podcasting app and discover more at picturebooking.com.

Jun 19 2019

21mins

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Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

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This book presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States.

Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins is a lyrical picture book biography told by Michelle Meadows, with illustrations from Ebony Glenn.

Listen to more Picturebooking with Ebony Glenn.

Jun 12 2019

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Illustrator Ebony Glenn

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Today we’ll get to know and celebrate children’s book illustrator Ebony Glenn.

An Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery. A passion for the arts, great storytelling, and advocating for more diverse narratives in children's books, Ebony aims to create illustrations that will foster a love of reading in young readers.

Over the next few weeks, we will feature two amazing books she illustrated: Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins and Not Quite Snow White.

Picturebooking is made possible through the generosity of our listeners. Thank you.

Jun 05 2019

23mins

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John Rocco – Camp Tiger

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Using light and color to help tell a story. Challenging your illustrations with new tools and techniques. And being thankful for the people who make the children’s book industry so special. John Rocco is the episode guest.

This week’s featured book is CAMP TIGER, a beautiful picture book written by Susan Choi and illustrated by John Rocco about a boy’s transition toward independence and growth.

John Rocco is a Caldecott Honor winner who has made stories using all different mediums (including art directing for the film Shrek, and designing rides for Epcot). But he has come home to writing and illustrating for children’s literature. And I’m thankful for that!

Picturebooking is made possible through the generosity of our listeners. Thank you.

May 19 2019

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Ella Okstad – Expert Unicorn Illustrator

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Dancing between thin lines, thick lines and no lines! Illustrating emotions and energy with simple shapes. And designing characters that you can’t help loving. Ella Okstad is this episodes guest.

This week’s featured book is SOPHIE JOHNSON: UNICORN EXPERT, a brilliantly funny picture book about a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence … despite being a self-proclaimed expert!

Ella Okstad is a Norwegian illustrator whose invisible cats, silly monsters and hidden unicorns have traveled the world.

Picturebooking is made possible through the generosity of our listeners. Thank you.

To learn more about the show visit picturebooking.com and to give back visit pateron.com/picturebooking.

May 05 2019

46mins

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Eliza Wheeler – Living in Your Illustrations

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How to develop scenes that make the worlds and characters you create feel so true? What kinds of opportunities or challenges come with a successful book? And the long winding process of creating that next story. Eliza Wheeler is this episodes guest. We dive deep into these topics and much more.

This week’s featured books are WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE, an inspiring picture book about having courage even in difficult times, and HOME IN THE WOODS, a stunningly beautiful picture book based on Eliza’s grandmother’s childhood after they lost their house and their father. It’s a story of a family rebuilding a life and a home.

Eliza Wheeler is an author and illustrator whose debut picture book MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS was an NYT bestseller. She has illustrated many other books included WHEREVER YOU GO, a Crystal Kite winner written by Pat Zietlow Miller.

Picturebooking is made possible through the generosity of our listeners. Thank you.

To learn more about the show visit picturebooking.com and to give back visit pateron.com/picturebooking.

Apr 21 2019

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iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
4
2
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Heartfelt and Excellent

By Geuseppe - May 29 2019
Read more
Nick is a warm host, and these interviews/discussions are gems.

Thank you!!

By chrisshashi - Jul 11 2018
Read more
These are really useful resources!!! A million thanks!