Banned Books and Bake Sales: An Interview with Aya Khalil and a Look at Picture Books Tackling Censorship
Banning books isn't new and books about banning books isn't new but picture books about banning books? Now THAT is new and nothing shows that off better than the latest from Aya Khalil.
I asked the universe, "Recommend to me a Mother's Day classic picture book!" and it replied, "Have you tried the one where the kids' souls get trapped in a pie?" We're diving deep into the heroic mama tale Heckedy Peg.
Ellen Myrick Publisher Preview: Fall 2023/Winter 2024 (Part Two – Pajama Press, Red Comet Press, Scallywag Press & Sleeping Bear Press)
In today's peek into small presses with forthcoming titles we encounter street monsters, overenthusiastic French monsters, monstrously good occupations, and more.
Review of the Day: Stories of the Islands by Clar Angkasa
A marvelous example of bringing the old and the new together to create something that contains the best of both worlds. A beautiful potential future for folktales worldwide.
A quick glimpse at a story of a boy working to manages his anxiety with the help of his family.
We return to a book by Ezra Jack Keats, and dive into this rainy day tale of apartment hallways and remarkably muted colors.
Celebrate Gender Expression with a South Asian Focus: An Interview with Jyoti Rajan Gopal About MY PAATI’S SARIS
I almost never do this, but today I'm looking at a book that came out a little while ago. Why? Because it's important and because author Jyoti Rajan Gopal took the time to talk to me about it.
Time to take a peek at a large array of Fall 2023 titles! It's the first part in our multi-part series, considering the upcoming lists from a slew of publishers!
Interview: Stephanie Rodriguez Talks Bronx, 00s Nostalgia, and More in Doodles from the Boogie Down
How do you fictionalize your own history while also making it pertinent and interesting to kids? Today we're talking with debut comic creator Stephanie Rodriguez about walking that line.
Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Remy Charlip AND Christian Robinson
Today we do our third Margaret Wise Brown book (after Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny), our second Remy Charlip (after Fortunately), and our very first Christian Robinson on this podcast!