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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.

It’s Heeeeeere . . The Poultrygeist Trailer Premiere

Is it already the Halloween season? It is not, and yet here we are considering the latest Pete Oswald/Eric Geron picture book, Poultrygeist. And why not? Roadkill doesn’t take a holiday, after all.

Book Trailer Reveal: No Pants! by Jacob Grant

It’s pantless picture book trailer premiere #2 this week! Jacob Grant brings us the story of a boy and his love of going pants free.

Book Trailer Reveal: Something’s Wrong! by Jory John and Erin Kraan

Today, it is my infinite pleasure to help reveal the brand new book trailer for New York Times-bestselling author Jory John (The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, etc.) and illustrator Erin Kraan’s brand new picture book Something’s Wrong! (on sale March 23).

International Video Day: I Wish by Toon Tellegen, ill. Ingrid Godon

A video interview with the author, illustrator, and fans of the strangest, most charming, Dutch import of 2020.

World Premiere of “That’s My Piano, Sir!” (the video!)

Seems to me that if you’re going to make a video out of a picture book that relies heavily on music, you need to put your back into it. And this one has some gusto! Some pizzazz!

Gary Paulsen: Videos, Conversations, and a Brand New Book

Tonight I talk with Gary Paulsen live. Before that, listen to him talk about his latest book, Gone to the Woods.

Outside, Inside: The LeUyen Pham Interview and Trailer Reveal

I have the infinite pleasure of interviewing Ms. LeUyen Pham about her latest authored/illustrated picture book Outside, Inside, as well as premiering its trailer.

Trailer Premiere & Interview: Becoming a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

She writes for children. She writes for adults. She writes and she writes and she writes. Now she has a new book out and a new trailer. I talk to Sy Montgomery about what it really takes to be a “good creature” in 2020.

Author Fan Face-off: A Steve Sheinkin Video Production

Librarian Stacey Rattner and author Steve Sheinkin bring you the game show we’ve all been waiting for. Now answering the ultimate question: Who knows their books better? Authors? Or fans?

Camp Candlewick: Get to Know Ghetto Cowboy

I never attended a real sleepaway camp as a kid. Truthfully? I didn’t really want to. But the end result was that I never had the experience of so many other teens of being a camp counselor. Well, that STOPS today! Meet your new counselor Ms. Bird. It’s all part of Camp Candlewick, an online […]

Video Premiere: The Making of Nerp

“Fancy monster foods inspired by 1950s recipes.” Today I share Sarah Lynne Reul’s new behind-the-scenes video on the complex creation of her latest picture book, Nerp!

Recommended Science Videos and the Reluctant Homeschool Teacher

Perhaps you have found yourself thinking, “What I really wish I could find is a series of wonderful science programs for kids that they can watch for a little while.” Well, I located three modern alternatives that have led to some pretty great conversations (and home science experiments) and I want to share them with you today.

Thoughts (and Videos) of Hans Christian Andersen: The Journey of His Life

Hans Christian Andersen was a weird dude. Today I premiere a video that shows some art from a book about him. Whatta fella.

Book Chat with Molly Idle: In Which the Poor Woman Gets Interviewed Doubly

Victoria Stapleton, Little, Brown’s Executive Director of School & Library Marketing, has appeared on this blog before with a video series called Book Chat. But it’s not just Victoria doing the talky talk today. I got to ask Molly Idle a couple questions of my own first about her latest picture book, Coral. Take a gander at what came of it.