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When I Wake Up: An Interview with Seth Fishman and Jessixa Bagley

There are possibilities galore in this latest offering from Fishman & Bagley. I talk to the creators of WHEN I WAKE UP about their influences and their work.

No One Is Born Wise. An African Proverbs Interview with Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Nelda LaTeef

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” I indulge in a deep dive interview with the creators behind the best book of proverbs published for children in years.

What’s Red and Green and Blue and White All Over? An Interview with Lee Wind and Paul O. Zelinsky, Of Course!

It’s Jewish. It’s Christian. And it’s created by the singular team of Lee Wind and Paul O. Zelinsky. We’re talking with this dynamic duo about their latest title RED AND GREEN AND BLUE AND WHITE.

A Bright Star Interview with Yuyi Morales Herself

Inventive? Original? Unique? Horrendously accomplished? That’s basically the CV of Yuyi Morales. And now, today, I get to ask her questions about her latest book, Bright Star.

I Get to Interview Elizabeth Warren!!! . . . There May Also Be a Book Involved in Some Way.

I get to interview Senator Warren! From the moment I first laid eyes on her on The Daily Show back in 2009 I thought she was the bee’s knees. She has a new picture book out called Pinkie Promises out right now, and I get to ask her a couple questions about it.

My Parents Won’t Stop Talking! A Tillie Walden and Emma Hunsinger Interview Joint

“We actually got a note to tone down the teeth.” Hijinks ensue when I interview my new favorite funny picture book creators. If you read one interview this year, read this one with Emma Hunsinger and Tillie Walden.

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.

There’s Room for Everyone In This Interview with Naaz Khan

Yesterday the blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast talked about the upcoming picture book ROOM FOR EVERYONE. Today, I have an interview with the author.

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.

Of Equity and Engines: The Bob McKinnon Interview That Could

What does The Little Engine That Could have to do with current conversations with children about equity? The latest book by Bob McKinnon provides that answer. Meanwhile I’m just happy that this interview lets me reference the Quad City DJ’s.

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!

Hello, Star. A Talk With Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

“Reading children’s literature — even if they don’t have children — can keep adults connected to their childhood in a way that fosters empathy and understanding.” Today I talk with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic about her latest picture book title HELLO, STAR.

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!