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It Fell From the Sky: An Interview with The Fan Brothers

“I feel like our two most recent books both have a bit of resonance with the pandemic.” I talk with Eric & Terry Fan about their latest book, its antecedents, and maybe its larger implications too.

Celebrating the Librarians That Work So Very Hard: A Dear Librarian Interview with Lydia Sigwarth

While talking to author Lydia Sigwarth of the new book DEAR LIBRARIAN we read four submissions from people who think that their librarian is the best.

Photography Informs Black Pride: Natasha Tarpley Discusses The Me I Choose to Be

Author Natasha Tarpley discusses the awesomely rendered, photographic sensation THE ME I CHOOSE TO BE and why we need it now more than ever.

Your Legacy: A Talk With Broadway Director Schele Williams About the Enslaved in Children’s Literature

A Broadway director has written an African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors. I discuss Your Legacy with Schele Williams.

The Rare Teaflet & Roog Dual Interview: Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer Tell All

Photography and difficult skunks are the name of the game. I talk with legends Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer about their newest venture and teeny tiny props.

Beauty Woke: Puerto Rican Pride and Fairy Tale Twists in an Interview with NoNieqa Ramos

Fairy tale motifs, the rise of a current moment, Puerto Rican pride, fear, and the overwhelming support of family and friends ALL come together in this 2022 picture book. I talk with NoNieqa Ramos.

Trailer Reveal & Interview: A Peek at Derek Desierto’s ODDBIRD

I discuss the new picture book Oddbird with its creator Derek Desierto and premiere the book trailer.

Trouble Is a Friend of Mine: An Interview with Sarah Prineas About her Latest Science Fiction Endeavor

If you go looking for trouble then trouble is what you get. I talk with author Sarah Prineas about her newest, gooiest hero: a shapeshifter with puppydog eyes that lives up to their name: Trouble.

Bollywood, Theme Songs, Top 5 Films, and More: Supriya Kelkar Discusses THAT THING ABOUT BOLLYWOOD

Divorce Bollywood style. Today I talk with author Supriya Kelkar about musicals, culture, her new book That Thing About Bollywood, and what she’d select as her theme song for every time she walked in a room.

This Very Tree: A Talk with Sean Rubin About the Survivor Tree in NYC

Three books about the survivor tree of NYC are out in 2021. I discuss with Sean Rubin how his book, This Very Tree, relates to the nature of trauma and trauma recovery.

Prickly Pussycat Predicaments: A Talk with Waffles and Pancakes Creator Drew Brockington

Cats in space? Comics for kids younger than 9? Felines named after breakfast foods? It’s time to interview Drew Brockington about his latest series and all that it entails.

Petulant Poultry Alert: The Cranky Chicken Cover Reveal and Interview with Katherine Battersby

Katherine Battersby is the author of CRANKY CHICKEN, an early chapter book chock full o’ poultry, and she was kind enough to allow me to premiere her cover and talk to her about the whole kerschmozzle.

The Big Bath House Interview: For “body-loving parents, rebel reviewers and vanguard author-librarians”

“The overall feeling is just one of communal joy and familial tending, which feels particularly powerful and poignant in the wake of the past year of anti-Asian violence. We need more stories of Asian female joy.” Kyo Maclear and Gracey Zhang discuss their remarkable, upcoming The Big Bath House.

Bringing Unsung Heroes to Light: Talking about The People’s Painter with Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk

Today I talk shop about one of the latest, and most beautiful picture book biographies you would ever have the chance to see with its creators.

The Rare Live Interview: Anastasia Higginbotham & I Talk “What You Don’t Know”

A transcript of my discussion with Anastasia Higginbotham about her latest book What You Don’t Know: A Story of a Liberated Childhood. Alert: May contain Billy Porter.