Candlewick Press Presents is a new podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books!
Candlewick Press Presents: Janet Costa Bates
Janet Costa Bates, author of Time for Bed, Old House and Rica Baptista: Llamas, Iguanas, and My Very Best Friend, talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood reading experiences, her “quilting” writing method, and her path to publication.
Episode Show Notes:
Lee and Low interviews Janet. Janet talks to Sonja Cherry-Paul on The Black Creators Series podcast. Learn more about Janet at janetcostabates.com.
Candlewick Press Presents: Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen, illustrator of the Mercy Watson books and author-illustrator of Hattie & Hudson, The Circus Ship, Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit, and Big Truck, Little Island, talks to Candlewick Press about his childhood, his work for children’s media giants like Nickelodeon, and his art outside of the world of kid lit.
Episode show notes and cited sources:
Chris talks about his childhood in this interview with Reading Rockets. Portland Press Herald offers a deeper dive into Chris’s life. Chris discusses his early career in illustration in this interview with L.L.Bean. Chris talks about his work for Nickelodeon and Disney magazines. Learn more about Chris at chrisvandusen.com.
Candlewick Press Presents: Flavia Z. Drago
Flavia Z. Drago, author-illustrator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost, Leila, the Perfect Witch, Monsters Play... Counting!, and Monsters Play... Peekaboo! talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood, what it means to have the support of her family, and her love of monsters and spooky things.
Candlewick Press Presents: Lindsay Eagar
Lindsay Eagar, author of The Patron Thief of Bread, Hour of the Bees, Race to the Bottom of the Sea, and The Bigfoot Files, talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood and family, fairy tales, and bread.
Candlewick Press Presents: Eugene Yelchin
Eugene Yelchin, author of The Genius Under the Table (Sydney Taylor Honor Winner) and coauthor of The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, talks to Candlewick Press about his childhood in the former Soviet Union, his art, banned books, and more.
Candlewick Press Presents: Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of Also an Octopus; The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea; and Love in the Library talks to Candlewick Press about the many hats she has worn in the field of children’s literature, her childhood and teen years, and her travels to South America.
Podcast with Kaye DiCamillo
The podcast was so great. Kate is my favorite author, and I loved listening to her share about her life and her writing. I am reading Because of Winn-Dixie to my third graders right now. I plan to play parts of the podcast to them. It was so well done.
Candlewick Presents has great interviews with their authors and illustrators. The questions are well thought out and the conversations are seamless.
Very Good Podcast
What is better than hearing how my favorite Candlewick creators and the stories behind their stories? Nothing is. Interviewer asks excellent questions, the artists’ and writers’ insights and processes are so, so fun to hear.