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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 72 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.

    Shauntay Grant – My Fade Is Fresh

    Shauntay Grant – My Fade Is Fresh

    A quick introduction to Shauntay Grant's picture book My Fade Is Fresh, illustrated by Kitt Thomas.

    • 5 min
    Brian Biggs – I Can't Draw

    Brian Biggs – I Can't Draw

    Host Nick Patton chats with illustrator Brian Biggs about the picture book I Can't Draw by Stephen W. Martin. I Can't Draw is a celebration of drawing and the joy of having fun making art.
    Plus, advice on what a parent should do to encourage a kid who shows interest in drawing. And a discussion about how Brian created a book with four different illustration styles and made it all work together.

    • 43 min
    Paddy Donnelly – Dodos Art Not Extinct

    Paddy Donnelly – Dodos Art Not Extinct

    A quick introduction to Paddy Donnelly's picture book Dodos Are Not Extinct!

    • 3 min
    Kelly Starling Lyons – My Hands Tell A Story

    Kelly Starling Lyons – My Hands Tell A Story

    Host Valerie Bolling chats with author Kelly Starling Lyons about her picture book, My Hands Tell A Story. This book celebrates how hands hold the memories of a meaningful life. 
    It's a fun chat about finding your purpose and place. Learn about the benefits of saying Yes to opportunities and writing across genres. Plus, a quick yet essential lesson on how to read picture books.

    • 58 min
    Ana Aranda – Our Day of the Dead Celebration

    Ana Aranda – Our Day of the Dead Celebration

    Host Shawna J. C. Tenney chats with author-illustrator Ana Aranda about her picture book, Our Day of the Dead Celebration.
    It's a fun chat about family, culture and belonging. Ana challenges you to learn about the people you haven't met that shaped the family that you love.
    Plus, the process and the smells of making traditional illustrations. Wait, you add food to what? And why?

    • 36 min
    Malcolm Mitchell – To Succeed, You Must Read

    Malcolm Mitchell – To Succeed, You Must Read

    Host Valerie Bolling chats with Super Bowl Champion, author & CEO of Share the Magic Foundation, Malcolm Mitchell. Mitchell shares his passion for books and youth literacy in this inspiring episode.
    Plus, a conversation around feeling like an impostor even after success. And an open discussion about how we teach our kids and the resources we provide schools.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Swaggggakdkwnxjekcj ,

Pleas keep making this podcast!

This was exactly what I was looking for!

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.

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