April 30, 2022 by Travis Jonker
Grant Snider takes us behind the scenes of his upcoming book, ONE BOY WATCHING
June 22, 2020 by Travis Jonker
Author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James discuss their books CROWN and I AM EVERY GOOD THING.
June 16, 2020 by Travis Jonker
The picture book All Welcome Here arrives today, and I talked with author James Preller and illustrator Mary GrandPré about how it was created.
March 26, 2020 by Travis Jonker
Travis: In 2019, Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery won the Orbis Pictus Award for excellence in nonfiction for children. In this episode, Colby talks with author Sandra Neil Wallace about her inspiration to write about Ernie Barnes and her collaboration with illustrator Bryan Collier. We […]
November 10, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Back in June I sat down with award-winning author Dave Eggers. We talked about the differences between writing for kids and writing for adults, and the inspiration behind his picture book Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up, illustrated by Laura Park. It’s an honor to follow in the interviewing footsteps of Conan O’Brien: We […]
October 31, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Looking back, our Hervé Tullet episode has become one of my favorites. I sat down with Tullet in a GIANT empty conference room in Boston during ALA Midwinter in 2016 to talk about his groundbreaking Press Here. Tullet talks about books in a pretty unique way, and I enjoyed every moment of our conversation. […]
March 24, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Travis: I sat down with author/illustrator Molly Idle during the 2018 NCTE conference in Houston. We had a great conversation about her most recent picture book, Pearl, and about her Caldecott Honor win for Flora and the Flamingo. We hope you enjoy the episode. Subscribe below to catch every episode.
November 20, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut was one of my favorite picture books of 2017. I wasn’t alone. In this episode, I talked with author Derrick Barnes about how one of the most beloved picture books in recent memory came to be. We hope you enjoy the show. https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/82-derrick-barnes-crown-unraveled Subscribe below to catch […]
April 29, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: They All Saw a Cat is one of those rare unforgettable books. It’s become one of the most popular picture books in my K-4th grade school library. And critics are on board too (see above photo). In this episode I talk to Brendan Wenzel about how the book came to be, and what it […]
March 30, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: I interviewed Greg Pizzoli about his book Good Night Owl at the 2017 SCBWI conference. He talked about the evolution of the book and what it was like to find out it had won a Geisel honor. We hope you enjoy the episode. https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/67-greg-pizzoli-good-night-owl-unraveled Subscribe below to catch every episode. Click here to subscribe […]
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