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Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.

Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

Picturebooking Nick Patton

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    • 4.8, 57 Ratings

Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.

Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.

    Christian Robinson – you matter

    Christian Robinson – you matter

    Christian Robinson is a picture book author and illustrator. He won a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET also won the Newbery Medal.
    YOU MATTER is a picture book that blends self-love with different viewpoints of space and time, inviting the reader to engage with our world in new ways and see how everyone is connected and that everyone matters.
    Discover more at picturebooking.com/christian-robinson.

    • 23 min
    Danielle Dufayet – You Are Your Strong

    Danielle Dufayet – You Are Your Strong

    Danielle Dufayet is a picture book author who teaches English and public speaking/self-empowerment classes. She is also an artist who works in stained glass and oil, along with acrylic paint.
    YOU ARE YOUR STRONG is a picture book that reassures kids that they can handle big emotions and the benefits of developing inner strength and self-confidence. YOU ARE YOUR STRONG is also a 2020 Teacher’s Choice Awards Winner.

    • 33 min
    Christopher Eliopoulos - The Yawns are Coming!

    Christopher Eliopoulos - The Yawns are Coming!

    Christopher Eliopoulos is an author-illustrator who began his career as a letterer for Marvel. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. Eliopoulos has worked on thousands of stories in comics, picture books and now television.
    The Yawns are Coming is about two best friends with big plans for their sleepover. They want to play all night long, but the YAWNS show up to ruin their plans!
    Discover more at picturebooking.com/christopher-eliopoulos.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Helena Ku Rhee – The Paper Kingdom

    Helena Ku Rhee – The Paper Kingdom

    Helena Ku Rhee is an author based in Los Angeles. She draws story ideas from her travels as well as her childhood.
    THE PAPER KINGDOM by Helena Ku Rhee, illustrated by Pascal Campion, is a story based off of a difficult time made magical by her parents.
    Discover more at picturebooking.com/helena-ku-rhee.

    • 39 min
    Annie Barrows – John Marco & Iggy

    Annie Barrows – John Marco & Iggy

    Tapping into a kid’s world.
    Annie Barrows is the author of the Ivy and Bean Series, but in our family, we love all her work including her latest books featured on the podcast: What John Marco Saw and The Best of Iggy.

    • 54 min
    Vanessa Roeder – The Box Turtle

    Vanessa Roeder – The Box Turtle

    How to think about the tension between fitting in and being different?
    Vanessa Roeder is a self-made artist turned author-illustrator, who finds inspiration and so much more in her Girllustrators, a close group of fellow children’s book creators.
    Featured book: The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder
    A story about self-acceptance filled with heart and humor as a little turtle searches for his perfect shell.
    Learn more at picturebooking.com/vanessa-roeder

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

kevinkunkelauthor ,

One of the best!

I have listened to many of the children’s book and picture book podcasts available and this is my very favorite. Nick is engaging, asks interesting questions, and selects excellent authors and illustrators to speak to. I look forward to this every week. A must subscribe for anyone who loves picture books or wants to creat picture books themselves.

Deb Gruelle ,

Fascinating insights

As a picture book writer, I enjoy hearing on this podcast about the writers’ and illustrators’ journeys to the books they’ve produced. And it’s fun to get a glimpse into the personalities behind books I already love or will soon be looking for. Thank you for providing this window behind the scenes!

ggsfygbb ,

Inspired

I was educated as a fine artist in college. My professors always told me I’d make a good illustrator, but didn’t exactly provide me with the tools or basic knowledge of how to do that in a real way. I’ve dabbled in photo realistic portraiture for years, but have always wanted to illustrate Children’s books. I came across this podcast and am absolutely inspired!! I love hearing about the creative processes of others and even the technical questions asked (do you scan in drawings and add via photoshop, do you composite images or draw everything out). I have so much hope now that this podcast has given me an inside look!! Love what you’re doing!!!!!

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