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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 • 68 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.

    Zibby Owens and Holly Hatam – Princess Charming

    Zibby Owens and Holly Hatam – Princess Charming

    Award-winning podcaster Zibby Owens teams up with New York Times bestselling illustrator Holly Hatam to create the picture book Princess Charming. Zibby and Holly discuss their views on talent and persistence.

    • 31 min
    Mac Barnett – The Great Zapfino

    Mac Barnett – The Great Zapfino

    New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett, returns to the Picturebooking Podcast to discuss The Great Zapfino, illustrated by Marla Frazee. Mac tells us the inspiration behind the story and why Marla Frazee was the perfect person to bring Zapfino's story to life.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Van G. Garrett – Kicks

    Van G. Garrett – Kicks

    Guest host Nadia Salomon chats with award-winning poet Van G. Garrett about the picture book, Kicks, illustrated by Reggie Brown. Kicks is an essential read for sneaker fans of all ages.
    Nadia and Van discuss the relationship between music and writing in this "Van-tastic" conversation!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chelsea Lin Wallace – A Home Named Walter

    Chelsea Lin Wallace – A Home Named Walter

    Guest host Nadia Salomon chats with debut author Chelsea Lin Wallace about the picture book, A Home Named Walter, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu. Walter has to heal his broken heart when the family he loves moves away.
    This inspiring talk will give you a new perspective on your creative life. Wallace explains why creatives can't and shouldn't try to climb a ladder towards success.

    • 53 min
    Julie Hedlund – Over, Bear! Under, Where?

    Julie Hedlund – Over, Bear! Under, Where?

    Guest host Nadia Salomon chats with award-winning author Julie Hedlund about the picture book, Over, Bear! Under, Where?, illustrated by Michael Slack. Over, Bear! Under, Where? is filled with humor, friendship, and punny wordplay. Hedlund is the founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge and brings her insight into the craft of writing to this episode. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Anne Wynter – Everybody in the Red Brick Building

    Anne Wynter – Everybody in the Red Brick Building

    Guest host Nadia Salomon chats with author Anne Wynter about her debut picture book, Everybody in the Red Brick Building, illustrated by Oge Mora. Salomon and Wynter compare their experiences of being debut picture book authors. And in the spirit of today's featured book, Nick Patton edited this show in the middle of the night, holding his month-old baby.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 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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