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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 • 73 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.

    Angela Dalton – To Boldly Go

    Angela Dalton – To Boldly Go

    Host Nadia Salomon chats with author Angela Dalton about the picture book TO BOLDLY GO, illustrated by Lauren Semmer. When you think of Star Trek, do you think about civil rights? After reading today's featured book, you will. Plus how a fictional character can have a real-world impact.
    And then a frank conversation about what it means to launch your Harper Collins published book during the Union Workers' strike.

    • 25 min
    Jeanne Willis – Hom

    Jeanne Willis – Hom

    Host Nick Patton chats with award-winning author Jeanne Willis about the picture book Hom illustrated by Paddy Donnelly. What would you do for a friend? And what price would you pay to protect someone you love?
    Plus, have you ever wondered what happened to that kid in school who lied all the time? Maybe they became a writer? And speaking of writers, do you know why working as a copywriter is excellent training for picture book writing?

    • 42 min
    Ratha Tep - World's Greatest

    Ratha Tep - World's Greatest

    Host Nick Patton chats with author Ratha Tep about the picture book Wally the World's Greatest Piano-Playing Wombat, illustrated by Camilla Pintonato. 
    They discuss what healthy competition means. And the mindset that is needed to turn competition into a positive, beneficial experience.
    You have to listen to the world's greatest picturebooking podcast episode ever!

    • 46 min
    Charise Mericle Harper – I Cannot Draw A Horse

    Charise Mericle Harper – I Cannot Draw A Horse

    Host Nick Patton chats with award-winning author-illustrator Charise Mericle Harper about the picture book I Cannot Draw A Horse. For being a book about a skateboard-riding, horse-obsessed cat, this title is practically non-fiction.
    Plus, a discussion about what you need – to do what you think you can't. Then, you'll learn why taking away your options can open up your creativity.

    • 35 min
    Kailei Pew – I See Color

    Kailei Pew – I See Color

    Host Valerie Bolling chats with author Kailei Pew about her upcoming picture books, The Monster Above the Bed and I See Color. 
    This is a fantastic chat about mentoring and knowing what success is to you. Plus, a fabulous study for understanding the audiences you want to learn from and serve.

    • 45 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 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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