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Interrogating the Passover Guest: A Susan Kusel and Sean Rubin Interview

“I’m proud that we dealt with the darkness of the Depression head-on in this book; I just wish it felt less timely.” A frank discussion of Passover, a beautiful children’s book, and the state of the world today.

Just Try It: An Interview with Mara Rockliff

“At the risk of sounding basic, I don’t think it’s possible to overrate the mango.” I interview Mara Rockliff about her latest picture book biography and we end up talking fruit!

A Year of Everyday Wonders and a Talk With Cheryl Klein

I ask my old buddy Cheryl Klein a slew of questions about her latest picture books and the state of things today.

Animals Go Vroom! Cover Reveal and Interview with Ms. Abi Cushman

Today I interview author/illustrator Abi Cushman. Hope you like process! If ever you have found yourself curious about the process of integrating die-cuts into your art, wonder no longer . . .

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.

We’re Going on a Bear Island Hunt: Matthew Cordell Talks Grief and Hope and Bears

Matthew Cordell stops by to talk about his latest picture book BEAR ISLAND and to discuss the grief and hope that went into its creation.

Exclusive Cover Reveal & Interview with Margarita Engle: A SONG OF FRUTAS

If we cannot get to the sunshine, the sunshine shall come to us! Author Margarita Engle debuts her latest picture book and speaks frankly about how the pandemic has affected every part of her work.

Andreao and Elliotto Presento Sharko and Hippo: A Comic Interview

Two yuksters yuk it up. If you’re a fan of hijinks, the Marx Brothers, and general silliness, you’re probably not going to want to miss this illustrated interview between the creators of Shark & Hippo.

Above the Rim: An Interview with Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison

At a time when athletes take a stand by sitting or kneeling down, this biography of Elgin Baylor, the first NBA to boycott games, has rarely been so timely. I talk with its creators about the quiet man that effectively changed the sport of basketball.

Cover Reveal & Interview Extravaganza: Stroller Coaster, illustrated by Raúl the Third & Elaine Bay

Are you ready for a ride? Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay have illustrated the 2021 title Stroller Coaster, and set it in a town that’s, “equal parts El Paso and Boston with a bit of Toon town thrown in for a splash of impossibility.” Check out the cover and read an interview about creating a book for pint-sized speed demons.

Return of the Classics: An Interview with Don and Audrey Wood

“They’re not arguing. They’re writing.” Two classics by Don and Audrey Woods are out this year, remastered entirely. An unflinchingly honest look at publishing in the past, republishing today, and the logistics of remastering a beloved classic or two.

A Thousand Glass Flowers Is Never Enough: An Interview with Evan Turk

Early Renaissance feminism? Evan Turk delves deep in a talk about that precise topic, as well as informational fiction, Venice, glassblowing, and the art of using oil pastels and colored pencils on top of vivid watercolors.

Deadpan, Page Turns, Storytelling & Digestion: An Interview with Adam Rex

Unlike most artists, Adam Rex alternates between writing & illustrating his own books and having others illustrate for him. After I saw two different 2020 titles, both equal in brilliance, I knew I had to ask the man a few questions.

Fauja Singh Keeps Going: An Interview with Scholar and Activist Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

When a 100-year-old athlete in a turban popped up in an Adidas ad, Dr. Simran Jeet Singh immediately wanted to know more. In the end, he wrote a picture book biography of the world’s oldest marathon runner. We talk ageism, Sikh representation in picture books, and more.

Prance Through Your Days Like Randy the Badly Drawn Horse: A Q&A with T.L McBeth

What kind of confidence does it take to get through this cruel cold world? I interview T.L. McBeth about his newest character : An overly self-confident horsey.