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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, 58 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.

    Claire Annette Noland – Evie's Field Day

    Claire Annette Noland – Evie's Field Day

    Claire Annette Noland is an author, children’s librarian, and reading specialist. She is has written easy readers, board books, and picture books for young children.
    EVIE’S FIELD DAY is a story about winning and losing, and a decision between a chance at a trophy or an opportunity to be a good friend.
    Discover more at picturebooking.com/claire-annette-noland.

    • 39 min
    Ian Lendler – The Fabled Life of Aesop

    Ian Lendler – The Fabled Life of Aesop

    Ian Lendler is a journalist and award-winning author of picture books, non-fiction, and graphic novels.
    THE FABLED LIFE OF AESOP is the story of a slave using his gift to speak truth to power and liberate himself. It will give you a new perspective on the fables you’ve heard your whole life. THE FABLED LIFE OF AESOP has received several starred reviews and was hailed by School Library Journal as “amazing” and “a remarkable book.”
    Discover more at picturebooking.com/ian-lendler.

    • 44 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

jaypeacemyth ,

Mix’s passion for picture books saturated these insightful interviews.

Phew, I’m officially caught up. I have now listened to all of Nick’s Picturebooking podcasts to date, and not only have I heard some really enlightening interviews, but I’ve also gotten to follow along on Nick’s struggles with becoming the kind of picturebooker he longs to be. Through his example, I know I’m not alone on this work/life/art balancing act that aspiring picturebookers must perform. And the interviews he gets out of these creators are just the thing to stoke the fire of creative passion in each of us. I’ve also found it fascinating how much he’s grown as an interviewer. He now asks some of the most deeply insightful and personal questions of any podcast, because this is a passionately personal quest he’s on. Simply put, he wants to unlock the secrets to all aspects of making a great Picturebooking, one interview at a time. Hopefully he’s getting the same inspiration out of them as they are giving the rest of us, because I want them to continue doing this for a long time. Thanks for sharing everything with us Nick, it’s much appreciated, and good luck.

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!

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