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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 • 64 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.

    Rafael López – Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2016

    Rafael López – Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2016

    Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2016: Rafael López is the illustrator and inspiration for the picture book MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD. There is so much to love about Rafael's true story and the picture book that captured the spirit of this neighborhood art project.

    • 36 min
    Antoinette Portis – Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016

    Antoinette Portis – Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016

    Rebroadcast from Jan. 27, 2016: Antoinette Portis stops by to chat about her amazing picture books, including WAIT, NOT A BOX and BEST FRINTS.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Peter Brown – Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014

    Peter Brown – Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014

    Rebroadcast from Nov. 5, 2014: Author-illustrator Peter Brown shares his creative thought process along with some of his author-illustrator picture books, including Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and My Teacher is a Monster! No I'm Not.

    • 39 min
    David Bowles – My Two Border Towns

    David Bowles – My Two Border Towns

    Author David Bowles shares his life on the U.S.-Mexico border, and he translated that experience into his picture book debut, MY TWO BORDER TOWNS. This story, illustrated by Erika Meza, follows a boy and his father visiting the family, friends and community found on the other side.
    Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list
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    • 55 min
    Anitra Rowe Schulte – Dancing with Daddy

    Anitra Rowe Schulte – Dancing with Daddy

    Author Anitra Rowe Schulte shares her journey into picture books and how she found the right story for her character. Today's featured book, DANCING WITH DADDY, is about the excitement of a first father-daughter dance told from the point of view of a character with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.
    Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 41 min
    Bianca Schulze – Don’t Wake the Dragon

    Bianca Schulze – Don’t Wake the Dragon

    Today's show includes an interview with children's book author Bianca Schulze and a picturebooking message by illustrator Ashley Belote.
    In the interview, Bianca shares her journey into the world of picture books and her debut picture book, DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON. This interactive bedtime story features a sound-asleep dragon who hopefully will not wake up!
    Books featured on the show this spring: https://bookshop.org/lists/summer-2021-picturebooking-list
    Become an email subscriber to enter the monthly book giveaway:
    https://picturebooking.com/email

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 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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