December 30, 2020 by Travis Jonker
We look back at children's literature in 2020.
September 23, 2020 by Travis Jonker
Today we have the conclusion of our two-part episode with Oge Mora.
June 22, 2020 by Travis Jonker
Author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James discuss their books CROWN and I AM EVERY GOOD THING.
January 22, 2020 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Because of Winn-Dixie turns 20 this year. Few children’s books have had the impact or staying power of Kate DiCamillo’s debut. In this episode, Colby calls Kate DiCamillo to discuss the book and the affect it’s had on readers. We hope you enjoy the episode: Subscribe below to catch every episode: iTunes Spotify Stitcher
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.
February 24, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Travis: LeUyen Pham has illustrated early reader books before, but The Itchy Book! is the first one that she has also written. I sat down last summer at ALA Annual in New Orleans to talk with Pham about the process. We hope you enjoy the episode. https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/88-leuyen-pham-the-itchy-book-unraveled Subscribe below to catch every episode.
January 27, 2019 by Travis Jonker
How did Holmes go about illustrating the creation of the universe for THE STUFF OF STARS? It began with marbleized paper.
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 […]
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