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Dec 30, 2020

Children's book author Jon-Erik Lappano tells us why nurturing a sense of wonder in kids is essential. Today's featured book, MAGGIE'S TREASURE, is about a child who turns her passion for collecting into a pleasure for her community.

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Dec 16, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Alex Willan discusses the power of humor in storytelling, and his picture book UNICORNS ARE THE WORST.

Alex Willan is an author-illustrator who has exhibited in art galleries and has painted murals, theater sets, and squirmy kids' faces, but his true love has always been children's...

Dec 2, 2020

New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett talks about making things (like books) with his friends (like Greg Pizzoli and Shawn Harris) for kids. Today's featured books are JACK AND SANTA by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli and A POLAR BEAR IN SNOW by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris.

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Nov 18, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Jane Smith discusses embracing change and her picture book HELLO, NEW HOUSE.

Jane Smith is an author-illustrator and designer with over 18 years of experience writing, illustrating, and designing children's books and creating artwork for various art licensing products. 


Nov 4, 2020

Children's book author-illustrator Don Tate shows us how stories save lives with his book, WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES: THE FATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

Don Tate is the author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2016, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for...