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I Eat Poop. Now That I Have Your Attention, an Interview…

How do you walk a fine line with a picture book story about a dung beetle? Mark Pett delves into the decisions and choices he made with his latest book I EAT POOP.

Baby Changing Station: An Interview with Dan Santat and Rhett Miller

You last saw rock star Rhett Miller when he paired with Dan on No More Poems! Now they’re back together on a new 2022 title that involves quite the Faustian deal.

Nothing a Few Chickens Can’t Fix: Adam Rex and Adam Rubin on Gladys the Magic Chicken

Everything you want to know (and more!) about chickens and prognostication. Two picture book legends join together to give us one of the silliest new books on record.

Cover Reveal & Interview: ARMADILLO ANTICS by Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson w/Art by Nathalie Beauvois

Today I am pleased to announce that we are providing exclusive interview/first look/cover reveal for ARMADILLO ANTICS, by Michael Sampson, illustrated by Argentinian artist Nathalie Beauvois.

Interview for the Year 2022: Bryan Collier Discusses Music Is a Rainbow

Bryan Collier stops by to discuss a 2022 book that owes much of its existence to (amongst other things) Quincy Jones, Robert Frost, and Maya Angelou. Come see why!

Talking Glorious Battle Strategies with the Barb the Last Bezerker Team

Book creators Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson answer my questions about comics, berzerking, and how one conjures enough general mayhem to retain the interest of today’s jaded youth.

Mr. Watson’s Chickens: A Highly Illustrated Back and Forth Interview Between Jarrett Dapier and Andrea Tsurumi

Today illustrator Andrea Tsurumi engaged author Jarrett Dapier in conversation. She then put it all together in this marvelous, complex, witty and highly illustrated sequence. Enjoy!

Warrants a Discussion: David Wiesner Discusses His Carle Museum Exhibit

Multi-Caldecott Award winning creator David Wiesner gives me a rundown on the history of wordless picture books (worth an academic course right there) and the exhibit he curated with the Carle called Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books.

Choosing Brave: Emmett Till’s Mother Has Her Own Book – An Interview

I discuss an upcoming Fall 2022 book about the mother of Emmett Till with its author, Angela Joy, and illustrator, Janelle Washington.

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.

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.

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.

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.