Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Best Book Ever [this week] - April 26, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes.

Featured books:

How to Read a Story by Kate Messner, illustrated by Mark Siegel (Chronicle Books)

This is My Rock by David Lucas (Flying Eye Books)

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes (Flying Eye Books)

Beach House by Deanna Caswell, illustrated by Amy June Bates (Chronicle Books)

Just Like Daddy by Ovi Nedelcu (Pow! Kids Books)

Friday, April 24, 2015

David Ezra Stein (#LGBpodcast Ep. 144)

David Ezra Stein, author illustrator most recently of Tad and Dad (@NancyRoseEp @PenguinKids), stops by to talk about being a dad advocate, illustrating with a Crayola marker, and the idea that exploration is dangerous, but the pay off can be high.

Episode Notes
David Ezra Stein's homepage
Matthew Cordell
Pat Cummings

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alison Formento (#LGBpodcast Ep. 143)

Alison Formento (@AFormento), author of These Rocks Count (@AlbertWhitman), the newest offering in the These Things Count nature series illustrated by Sarah Snow, stops by to talk about book hangovers, searching for the pith in every story, and the tension of words moving forward and pictures keeping you hooked.

Episode Notes
Alison Formento's homepage
Laurence Pringle

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Best Book Ever [this week] - April 19, 2015

Five books reviewed in five minutes.

Featured books:

On My Beach by Sara Gillingham, illustrated by Lorena Siminovich (Chronicle Books)

Hop, Hop Bunny by Betty Ann Schwartz and Lynn Seresin, illustrated by Neiko Ng (Chronicle Books)

Polar Bear's Underwear by Tupera Tupera (Chronicle Books)

Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems about just about everything by Calef Brown (Henry Holt)

A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi (Star Wars Epic Yarns) by Jack and Holman Wang (Chronicle Books)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Timothy Young (#LGBpodcast Ep. 142)

Timothy Young (@TimSYoung), author illustrator most recently of The Angry Little Puffin (@SchifferBooks), stops by to talk about creating animations for Pee Wee's playhouse, hiding hundreds of his favorite pictures books into one of his stories, and the amazing way he's connecting with his school visits this year.

Episode Notes
Creatures and Characters - Tim Young's homepage
Pee-Wee's Playhouse: the complete series on blu ray
Purchase books by Timothy Young from your local independent bookstore

Purchase locally whenever possible.

Book Trailers:

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