21 episodes

Candlewick Press Presents is a new podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books!

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    • 4.9, 30 Ratings

Candlewick Press Presents is a new podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books!

    Candlewick Press Presents: Thomas Taylor

    Candlewick Press Presents: Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander and its sequel, Gargantis, talks to Candlewick Press about the strangeness of life in a seaside town, his appreciation for all things weird and monstrous, and . . . romantic comedies?

    • 37 min
    Candlewick Press Presents: Carole Boston Weatherford

    Candlewick Press Presents: Carole Boston Weatherford

    Carole Boston Weatherford, author of BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom; Beauty Mark; Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library; and Caldecott Honor winner Voice of Freedom, talks to Candlewick Press about writing poetry as a child, winning a Caldecott Honor, and the emotional experience of digging through the past and personal lives of important historical figures.

    • 55 min
    Candlewick Press Presents: Kara LaReau

    Candlewick Press Presents: Kara LaReau

    Kara LaReau, author of the Infamous Ratsos series and the new picture book Baby Clown, talks to Candlewick Press about her writing aspirations, her publishing career, and all the trouble she might have caused as a kid. Also, to get readers excited about Rise of ZomBert—the first book in her creepy new mystery series—Kara shares a spooky story!

    • 56 min
    Candlewick Press Presents: Christina Soontornvat

    Candlewick Press Presents: Christina Soontornvat

    Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark, The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe!, and All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood, her travels to Thailand, and the connection between her deep love of fantasy and her career in science and engineering!

    • 45 min
    Candlewick Press Presents: Kate DiCamillo

    Candlewick Press Presents: Kate DiCamillo

    Kate DiCamillo, author of Louisiana’s Way Home, the Mercy Watson series, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and more, talks to Candlewick Press about her relentless pursuit to become a writer, rejection, the Newbery Medal (twice!), and the raccoon that hangs out above her bedroom skylight.

    • 43 min
    Candlewick Press Presents: Meg Medina

    Candlewick Press Presents: Meg Medina

    Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Burn Baby Burn, and Mango, Abuela, and Me, talks to Candlewick Press about family, storytelling, her childhood and teen years, and the importance of making space in her life for writing.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

TeachOhio5 ,

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.

2WOOOF ,

Interesting

Candlewick Presents has great interviews with their authors and illustrators. The questions are well thought out and the conversations are seamless.

SusannaChap ,

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.

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