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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.

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.

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.

Cats and Dogs . . . Together? Talking with Elisha Cooper About the Sublime Yes & No

Picture books, puppies, and preternaturally attractive cats. It’s interview time with Elisha Cooper about his latest title Yes & No. Hope you like pets!

An Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Interview with Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Are you ready for the cute? Are you ready for the kitty? Are you ready for the unicorn? Then sit right here with me while I ask Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham about their latest collaboration.

Gimme Gimme That Sweet Title IX: Helaine Becker + Dow Phumiruk Discuss An Equal Shot and All That That Entails

“Ugh, the gymsuits!” Author Helaine Becker and artist Dow Phumiruk reveal the secrets behind the informational picture book that delves deep into the history of Title IX (and all that that entails).

Butterflies Are Pretty . . . Gross: A Q&A with Rosemary Mosco

I took one look at today’s title and it was instant love. Butterflies. Grossness. What could be better? An interview with author Rosemary Mosco.

The Deft Board Book Talents At Work In PET: A Matthew Van Fleet Interview

Today, Matthew Van Fleet joins us to talk logistics, process, Bavarian ant farms, and why getting a hamster to run on a wheel is harder than it sounds.

The 2021 Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: A Talk with Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal about Welcoming Elijah

Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal join us to answer some of my questions about their Sydney Taylor Book Award winner Welcoming Elijah, its process, and where they’re headed next.

We Wait for the Sun: A Dual Interview with Katie McCabe and Raissa Figueroa

Black History Month can mean something as simple as remembering the ones who came before. Today I talk with the women behind one of the most talked about nonfiction picture book memoirs of the Spring 2021 season.

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.