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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
    • 4.7 • 65 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.

    Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

    Marla Frazee – The Farmer and the Circus

    Two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee talks about how making picture books help her through life's challenges. Today's featured book is her conclusion to the farmer trilogy, THE FARMER AND THE CIRCUS.
    Books featured on the show this spring:
    https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 57 min
    Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

    Paddy Donnelly – The Vanishing Lake

    Today's featured guest is children's book author and illustrator Paddy Donelly. We also have a picturebooking message from author Elsa Anderson about her new book; THE LITTLE MANDARIN REACHES THE STARS.
    In the interview with Paddy, we discuss stories that combine and blur fiction and non-fiction. Today's featured book, THE VANISHING LAKE, is about a young girl's determination, a granddad's wisdom, and the unbelievable wonders of the natural world.
    Books featured on the show this winter: https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 57 min
    Jon Klassen – The Rock from the Sky

    Jon Klassen – The Rock from the Sky

    Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author-illustrator Jon Klassen shares deadpan humor in his latest book, THE ROCK FROM THE SKY.
    Today's show also features THE DOG'S GARDENER and THE HAPPINESS OF A DOG WITH A BALL IN ITS MOUTH.
    Picturebooking Episode Page:
    https://picturebooking.com/jon-klassen-the-rock-from-the-sky
    Books featured on the show this spring:
    https://bookshop.org/lists/spring-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Annelouise Mahoney – A Very Brave Night

    Annelouise Mahoney – A Very Brave Night

    Children's book author-illustrator Annelouise Mahoney shares her journey and debut picture book, JULIUS AND MACY: A VERY BRAVE NIGHT. Today's featured book is an enchanting woodland tale about bravery and friendship.
    Books featured on the show this winter: https://picturebooking.com/winter21
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 49 min
    Leda Schubert – Nathan's Song

    Leda Schubert – Nathan's Song

    Today’s guest is children’s book author Leda Schubert.
    In the interview, Leda discusses writing, awe of picture books, and family. Today’s featured book, NATHAN’S SONG, is a positive portrayal of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 1900s, based on Leda’s grandfather.
    Books featured on the show this winter: https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 39 min
    Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

    Kathleen Krull – Walking toward Peace

    Today's guest children's book author Kathleen Krull passed away on January 15 following a brief illness. We recorded this talk on January 13. Here is her publisher's weekly obituary: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/85350-obituary-kathleen-krull.html
    Today's show also includes a picturebooking message by author Hilary Robinson.
    In the interview, Kathleen shares her passion for finding and sharing the stories of people who deserve attention but whom society has overlooked. And today's featured book Walking toward Peace: The True Story of a Brave Woman Called Peace Pilgrim, fits this mission perfectly. 
    Books featured on the show this winter: https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway: https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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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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