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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.

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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.

    Deborah Marcero – In A Jar

    Deborah Marcero – In A Jar

    You can’t separate today’s book IN A JAR with the life experiences of its author-illustrator, Deborah Marcero. It’s fascinating to see art that comes from finding a universal experience in the specific personal stories of its creator.
    Learn more at picturebooking.com/deborah-marcero

    • 44 min
    Jessica Hische – Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind

    Jessica Hische – Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind

    Jessica Hische is a renowned lettering artist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator. Her latest picture book TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND is a follow-up to her 2018 hit TOMORROW I’LL BE BRAVE. 
    TOMORROW I’LL BE KIND: Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her hand-lettering and illustrations. This uplifting book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind.
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    • 54 min
    In the News

    In the News

    One of the fun opportunities that came around this year was a local news story featuring Picturebooking. I thought I'd share the interview here and let you know that I'm super grateful for all the love you have shown our guests and the show this year.

    • 5 min
    Rob Polivka – A Dream of Flight

    Rob Polivka – A Dream of Flight

    Author, illustrator and cartoonist Rob Polivka talks about his non-fiction picture book A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower.
    A Dream of Flight is a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies.
    Polivka is the illustrator of Good Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin and co-author A Dream of Flight with his brother Jef.

    • 37 min
    Grant Snider – What Color Is Night?

    Grant Snider – What Color Is Night?

    Author, illustrator, cartoonist and orthodontist Grant Snider returns to the podcast to talk about his first picture book What Color Is Night?. 
    This is a beautiful debut picture book that explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime.
    Grant Snider's work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Kansas City Star, The Best American Comics 2013, and all across the internet.
    Listen to Grant's first picturebooking interview about illustrating Quiet Power.

    • 43 min
    Parker & Jessica Curry – Parker Looks Up

    Parker & Jessica Curry – Parker Looks Up

    Four-year-old Parker Curry had a moment that went viral. Today's featured book, PARKER LOOKS UP, is the story of that moment and that day.
    We love this book for its here-and-now reality. And how you can truly have a life-altering moment in the middle of an ordinary day.
    A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker’s young life when she views First Lady’s Michelle Obama’s portrait.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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!!!!!

Geuseppe ,

Heartfelt and Excellent

Nick is a warm host, and these interviews/discussions are gems.

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