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Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.

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Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.

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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

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
4
3
0
0

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
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These are really useful resources!!! A million thanks!
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The Picturebooking Podcast: Creating, Publishing and Marketing Children’s Picture Book Stories with Nick Patton

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Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.

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

50mins

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Rank #2: 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

33mins

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Rank #3: 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

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 065: Nate Wragg – Monsters, Trucks, Ninjas and Telling a Visual Story

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Today’s featured book is a Halloween special … MONSTER TRUCKS by Anika Denise and illustrated by Nate Wragg. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that such a perfect picture book idea hasn’t been done. I’m thankful Anika and Nate where the two that made it.

Oct 19 2016

46mins

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Rank #8: 060: Josh Funk – Dear Josh, You Rock

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Josh Funk hasn’t played fantasy football in years, and we in the children’s book world are so thankful. To fill the void left by fantasy, Josh began writing for children. Three books later Josh and I finally get to sit down and have a Picturebooking chat.

Aug 24 2016

57mins

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Rank #9: 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

1hr 11mins

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Rank #10: 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

23mins

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 090: Katherine Roy – How to Be an Elephant, or an Artist, or a Parent

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Author and illustrator Katherine Roy stops by the pod to talk about her latest non-fiction picture book HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT. Somehow the conversation ties in these amazing animals, her book about them and the balance of parenthood and artistic expression.

This is a recommended – best of Picturebooking episode

Oct 04 2017

52mins

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Rank #13: 063: Mike Lowery – Talks Like a Pirate

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Mike Lowery is known for his ability to talk like a pirate. So he was the perfect guest to have on during TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY. Mike also wrote and illustrated THE PURSUIT OF THE PESKY PIZZA PIRATE.

Sep 19 2016

46mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 069: Chris Haughton – Goodnight Everyone

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Ideas are funny things. They don’t always grow in a straight line and rightfully so. Sometime I think the most important thing you can do to help an idea grow is to listen … and to let it change. Today’s author Chris Haughton had an idea that grew into his latest book GOODNIGHT EVERYONE. How this story started and where it ended up are super interesting …

Dec 14 2016

51mins

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 041: Ryan T. Higgins – The Journey from Indie to Disney

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Ryan T. Higgins, is my hero! Ok, that might be a little over the top, but I love his book MOTHER BRUCE and I love the path his career is taking.

This is a recommended – best of Picturebooking episode

Dec 02 2015

1hr 20mins

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Rank #18: 072: Zachariah OHora – How to Eat a Book

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Zachariah OHora is the author-illustrator behind the hilarious picture book THE NOT SO QUIET LIBRARY. This story has donuts, adult napping, misuse of a stapler, Wu-Tang references and eating books … I could go on … but why don’t you just listen to the episode!

Jan 25 2017

45mins

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Rank #19: 073: Vanessa Brantley-Newton – Just Do You!

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Vanessa Brantley Newton is most recently the illustrator of THE YOUNGEST MARCHER: THE STORY OF AUDREY FAYE HENDRICKS, A YOUNG CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST and MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM. Talking about these two very different books with Vanessa gives this episode an inspiring energy.

This is a recommended – best of Picturebooking episode

Feb 08 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: 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

1hr 1min

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