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Publishers Weekly PW KidsCast

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Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's editor Emma Kantor.

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Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's editor Emma Kantor.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Too many technical glitches

By E&Amommy - Jun 22 2018
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I would love to listen to these. The content sounds amazing and informative; however, the podcast starts over every few minutes and makes it impossible to get past the first few minutes of the interview.

Love it but huge technical glitch

By 123Ladybug - Apr 25 2018
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Aaargh. I so enjoy hearing these authors and illustrators talking about their creative process. The interviewers clearly have done their research and ask great questions. But on so many of these stories in the middle it suddenly goes back to the beginning. And it’s almost impossible to get back to the right spot. Have not had this problem on any other podcast. A really weird poltergeists glitch. Please fix it.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
2
0
2
2

Too many technical glitches

By E&Amommy - Jun 22 2018
Read more
I would love to listen to these. The content sounds amazing and informative; however, the podcast starts over every few minutes and makes it impossible to get past the first few minutes of the interview.

Love it but huge technical glitch

By 123Ladybug - Apr 25 2018
Read more
Aaargh. I so enjoy hearing these authors and illustrators talking about their creative process. The interviewers clearly have done their research and ask great questions. But on so many of these stories in the middle it suddenly goes back to the beginning. And it’s almost impossible to get back to the right spot. Have not had this problem on any other podcast. A really weird poltergeists glitch. Please fix it.
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Publishers Weekly PW KidsCast

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

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Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's editor Emma Kantor.

Rank #1: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Holly M. McGhee

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Author and literary agent Holly M. McGhee discusses her middle grade novel ‘Matylda, Bright and Tender,’ about a fourth-grader coping with the death of her best friend.

Mar 20 2017

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Rank #2: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Tui T. Sutherland

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Tui T. Sutherland discusses the graphic novel adaptation of ‘The Dragonet Prophecy,’ the first book in her popular Wings of Fire series about young dragons destined for greatness.

Jan 08 2018

17mins

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Rank #3: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Doug Cenko

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Author-illustrator Doug Cenko discusses his new picture book, ‘My Mama Is a Mechanic,’ follow-up to ‘My Papa Is a Princess,’ and the importance of portraying all kinds of roles for parents.

Apr 08 2019

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Rank #4: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

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Jennifer Chambliss Bertman discusses ‘Book Scavenger,’ a middle grade mystery involving clues that lead to hidden books, as well as the real-life version of the game that kids are taking part in.

May 02 2016

13mins

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Rank #5: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Samantha Berger and Dan Santat

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Samantha Berger and Dan Santat discuss their new picture book, 'Crankenstein,' about a boy whose reaction to waiting in long lines and getting out of bed in the morning is downright monstrous.

Jun 13 2013

22mins

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Rank #6: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Peter Brown

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Award-winning author-illustrator Peter Brown talks to PW KidsCast about his new picture book, 'My Teacher Is a Monster (No, I Am Not.),' testing out new styles of illustration, and what it was like to get a certain phone call from the Caldecott committee.

Apr 10 2014

17mins

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Rank #7: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ben Hatke

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Ben Hatke talks about his new graphic novel, ‘Mighty Jack,’ a contemporary reinterpretation of the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’

Sep 12 2016

19mins

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Rank #8: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell

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Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell talk about ‘The Only Fish in the Sea,’ a daring naval rescue starring the heroine from ’Special Delivery’—and a lot of unruly monkeys.

May 17 2017

22mins

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Rank #9: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ridley Pearson

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Writer Ridley Pearson discusses the sixth book in his Disney-themed middle-grade Kingdom Keepers series, 'Dark Passage,' in this episode of PW KidsCast.

Apr 05 2013

18mins

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Rank #10: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Susan Patterson and James Patterson

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Aug 31 2018

12mins

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Rank #11: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Lisi Harrison

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Lisi Harrison talks about ‘License to Spill,’ the second book in her Pretenders series, as well as the differences between our inner and outward selves and the pressures that come with trying to follow up a hit series like The Clique.

May 22 2014

19mins

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Rank #12: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the writing team behind the bestselling Beautiful Creatures books, talk about the first book in a new spinoff series, 'Dangerous Creatures.'

Jan 28 2014

21mins

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Rank #13: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

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Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen talk about ‘The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse,’ as well as about the importance of the element of surprise in a picture book, and how their collaborations have evolved over the years.

Oct 02 2017

21mins

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Rank #14: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Quick

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Matthew Quick discusses his latest book for teens, ‘Every Exquisite Thing,’ as well as the relationship between authors and their readers, and the power behind the idea that just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it.

Feb 08 2016

19mins

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Rank #15: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

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Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess talk about 'Swing,' a coming-of-age novel in verse about two friends who set out to discover their true selves in their junior year of high school.

Sep 17 2018

28mins

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Rank #16: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Arthur Yorinks

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Arthur Yorinks speaks with PW KidsCast about completing his previously unpublished collaboration with the late author-illustrator Maurice Sendak, ‘Presto & Zesto in Limboland.’

Dec 10 2018

15mins

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Rank #17: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Alexandra Bracken

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In this episode of PW KidsCast, Alexandra Bracken discusses her dystopian YA novel, The Darkest Minds, as well as the novel she wrote in college that launched her career.

Dec 13 2012

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Rank #18: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander and Daniel Miyares

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Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and illustrator Daniel Miyares discuss their picture book ‘Surf’s Up’, about the adventures that reading can bring about, as well as the challenges and rewards of collaborating on a book told entirely through dialogue.

Feb 22 2016

21mins

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Rank #19: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Wendy Mass %26 Rebecca Stead

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Authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead discuss ‘Bob,’ their new middle-grade novel about an extraordinary friendship, as well as the joys of collaboration.

Feb 20 2018

24mins

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Rank #20: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Richard T. Morris and Tom Lichtenheld

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The moose stays in the picture in Richard T. Morris and Tom Lichtenheld’s new picture book. Listen in as they discuss creating the anything-can-happen atmosphere of 'This Is a Moose.'

Feb 27 2014

21mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Robert Repino

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Author Robert Repino talks with PW KidsCast about his first venture into middle-grade fantasy, 'Spark and the League of Ursus,' and drawing inspiration from favorite childhood films.

Jan 21 2020

17mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Simmons University

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Representatives from Simmons University’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in Boston speak with us about the program, and the joys of studying children’s books from a literary and historical perspective.Cathryn M. Mercier, PhD (l.), and Dana Chidiac

Nov 26 2019

25mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jason Tharp

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Author, illustrator, and motivational speaker Jason Tharp discusses his new picture book, ‘It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn!,’ and the importance of self-worth, with PW KidsCast.

Nov 18 2019

24mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Rashad Jennings

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Author and former NFL running back Rashad Jennings talks with PW KidsCast about his new book, ‘Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide,’ expanding his middle grade adventure series, and reaching reluctant readers.

Oct 14 2019

22mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Fiona Basile

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Author Fiona Basile speaks with PW KidsCast about her debut picture book, ‘Shhh... God Is in the Silence,’ and the power of mindful contemplation.

Oct 07 2019

18mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Julia Drake

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Julia Drake joins PW KidsCast to discuss her debut YA novel, ‘The Last True Poets of the Sea,’ her love of theater, and bringing Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ into the modern day.

Sep 09 2019

15mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Erin Barker

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Erin Barker speaks with PW KidsCast about her first solo picture book, 'Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party.'

Sep 02 2019

18mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Brittney Morris

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Brittney Morris speaks with PW KidsCast about her debut YA novel, ‘SLAY,’ the magic of ‘Black Panther,’ and imagining inclusive spaces for videogamers.

Aug 19 2019

17mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with David Biedrzycki

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Aug 12 2019

16mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Steve Sheinkin

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Author Steve Sheinkin talks to PW KidsCast about his new nonfiction book, ‘Born to Fly,’ about the 1929 Air Derby—the first women's air race across the U.S.—and writing history books to hook young readers.

Jul 15 2019

17mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ian and Sarah Hoffman

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Sarah and Ian Hoffman talk to PW KidsCast about their new picture book, 'Jacob's Room to Choose,' illustrated by Chris Case, and telling stories of gender nonconformity and inclusion inspired by their own children.

May 13 2019

15mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Doug Cenko

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Author-illustrator Doug Cenko discusses his new picture book, ‘My Mama Is a Mechanic,’ follow-up to ‘My Papa Is a Princess,’ and the importance of portraying all kinds of roles for parents.

Apr 08 2019

13mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Christine Lynn Herman

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Christine Lynn Herman speaks with PW KidsCast about her debut novel, ‘The Devouring Gray,’ a YA paranormal mystery set in upstate New York.

Apr 01 2019

19mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Hafsah Faizal

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Hafsah Faizal speaks with PW KidsCast about her debut YA fantasy, 'We Hunt the Flame,' first in the Sands of Arawiya series, drawing inspiration from ancient Arabian culture, and the synergy between web design and world-building.

Mar 18 2019

10mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox

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Author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Heather Fox discuss their debut picture book, ‘Llama Destroys the World,’ a sci-fi farce starring a cake-loving llama.

Mar 11 2019

15mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Carlos Hernandez

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Author Carlos Hernandez speaks with PW KidsCast about his middle grade debut, ‘Sal & Gabi Break the Universe,’ about a Cuban-American teen with the power to open holes in the space-time continuum.

Mar 04 2019

16mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ross Burach

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Author and illustrator Ross Burach speaks with PW KidsCast about his new book 'The Very Impatient Caterpillar,' a humorous take on metamorphosis as experienced by a caterpillar who can't wait to turn into a butterfly.

Feb 18 2019

14mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Arthur Yorinks

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Arthur Yorinks speaks with PW KidsCast about completing his previously unpublished collaboration with the late author-illustrator Maurice Sendak, ‘Presto & Zesto in Limboland.’

Dec 10 2018

15mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kathryn Dennis

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Author-illustrator Kathryn Dennis discusses her debut picture book, 'Snakes on a Train,' her path to creating children’s books, and the joys of wordplay.

Nov 26 2018

11mins

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Gemeinhart

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Dan Gemeinhart talks about his new novel, 'The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise,' about a 12-year-old girl who's been traveling across the country with her father in a school bus ever since her mother and two sisters were killed in a car crash.

Nov 19 2018

18mins

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iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
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2
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Too many technical glitches

By E&Amommy - Jun 22 2018
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I would love to listen to these. The content sounds amazing and informative; however, the podcast starts over every few minutes and makes it impossible to get past the first few minutes of the interview.

Love it but huge technical glitch

By 123Ladybug - Apr 25 2018
Read more
Aaargh. I so enjoy hearing these authors and illustrators talking about their creative process. The interviewers clearly have done their research and ask great questions. But on so many of these stories in the middle it suddenly goes back to the beginning. And it’s almost impossible to get back to the right spot. Have not had this problem on any other podcast. A really weird poltergeists glitch. Please fix it.