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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

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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

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
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 Nov 26, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Santat

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Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat talks about ‘After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)’, which explores anxiety and fear in the aftermath of the nursery rhyme character’s infamous tumble.

Jun 05 2017

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Rank #2: 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

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Rank #3: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Stiefvater talks about bringing her Raven Cycle to a close with ‘The Raven King,’ as well as the interconnection of art, music, and cars in her life and writing.

Apr 25 2016

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Rank #4: 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

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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

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Rank #6: 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 #7: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Roshani Chokshi

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Roshani Chokshi talks about her middle grade novel ‘Aru Shah and the End of Time,’ the first book in the Pandava series, inspired by Hindu mythology, as well as the first book in the Rick Riordan Presents publishing program.

Jan 16 2018

17mins

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Rank #8: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kazu Kibuishi

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PW KidsCast speaks with Kazu Kibuishi about creating new covers for J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

Sep 03 2013

14mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Michael Fry

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Longtime comic-strip creator Michael Fry discusses his Odd Squad series of illustrated middle-grade novels, which adds a third title, 'King Karl,' this summer.

Apr 01 2014

18mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with A.S. King

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Amy Sarig King (better known to many readers as A.S. King) talks about her first middle-grade novel, ‘Me and Marvin Gardens,’ about a boy who discovers a never-before-seen, plastic-eating animal near his home.

Oct 11 2016

23mins

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Rank #17: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jerry Spinelli

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Jerry Spinelli talks about ‘The Warden’s Daughter,’ a coming-of-age story set in the 1950s in Two Mills, Pennsylvania—a fictional town that will be familiar to readers of the author's Newbery Medal–winning ‘Maniac Magee.’

Nov 21 2016

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Rank #18: PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Megan McDonald

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Author Megan McDonald speaks with PW KidsCast about 'Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party,' book 14 in her Judy Moody chapter book series, and drawing from her own childhood antics to create a memorable heroine.

Sep 10 2018

23mins

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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