The Children’s Book Podcas‪t

Hosted ByMatthew C. Winner

Hosted by Matthew C. Winner. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.


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We’ll Be Back

This is the Children’s Book Podcast. I’m Matthew Winner. Your host, guide, and companion. I started this podcast in July of 2013 and have since published over 700 episodes on this RSS feed. I’ve spoken with authors, illustrators, editors,…

Carole Boston Weatherford – Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Today, with a full and grateful heart, I am welcoming back to the podcast Carole Boston Weatherford, author of , illustrated by Floyd Cooper. May 31st, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Tulsa Race Massacre, a horrific event that…

Archaa Shrivastav – We Are Little Feminists: Families

Archaa Shrivastav is the author of Families, Hair, and On-The-Go, three delightful board books in the We Are Little Feminists series. And is the 2021 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult…

Soyeon Kim – Once Upon an Hour

Today I’m welcoming to the podcast by Soyeon Kim, illustrator of , , , and . Soyeon’s diorama illustrations are unlike anything I’ve seen before in picture books, each built within a wooden frame with individual components illustrated, cut out,…

Melissa Stewart – Ick! Delightfully Disgusting Animal Dinners, Dwellings, and Defenses

Melissa Stewart, the author of and the editor of . Melissa is an unwavering advocate for nonfiction in all places, whether that is at storytimes, in classroom instruction, on book lists, or wherever will make space for it. And whenever she talks…

Eric Gansworth – Apple (Skin to the Core)

Eric Gansworth shares . Eric’s memoir in pictures and verse is also an exceptional audiobook which Eric reads himself. It’s a privilege for me to bring you this conversation today. Get a copy of this book and support independent bookstores (and…

Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith – I Talk Like a River

Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith share , a most exceptional picture book by two most exceptional individuals. If you have not yet come to know , I can think of no better place to start. So I will leave you with three thoughts shared with me in this…

Ilima Loomis and Kenard Pak – Ohana Means Family

Ilima Loomis and Kenard Pak share . Poi is an important and traditional food to native Hawaiian islanders, made from taro, and in this building rhyme story a family prepares the poi for their ohana’s luau. Many stories have employed the structure of…

Duncan Tonatiuh – Feather Serpent and the Five Suns

Duncan Tonatiuh shares , a creation story using Duncan’s iconic pre-Columbian Meso-American-influenced art style that takes readers into the depths of Mictlān, the underworld of Axtec mythology. It’s an epic story, and hearing Duncan tell it is…

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