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Conversations: Dav Pilkey, "Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas"

Dav Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants series which has sold over 80 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of another global bestselling series featuring the character, Dog Man. On this edition of Conversations, Dav Pilkey talks about the latest installment in the series, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas.

Conversations: Will Geddes, "Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online"

On this edition of Conversations, Will Geddes joins us to talk about his book, Parent Alert! How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online. Geddes is one of the world’s leading specialists in counterterrorism, kidnapping, and personal security. He is a regular commentator and analyst for CNN, NBC, BBC, Newsweek, the Economist and others. He co-authored the book along with Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams.

Conversations: Jonathan Alderfer, "Bird Guide of North America"

On this edition of Conversations, Jonathan Alderfer joins us to talk about his most recent book, the second edition of National Geographics Kids Bird Guide of North America. Alderfer is an artist, author, and editor, who has specialized in painting birds and natural history subjects for more than thirty years.

Conversations: Karen Gross, "Lady Lucy's Dragon Quest"

In this elementary school children's book, Lady Lucy's Dragon Quest, Lady Lucy overcomes gender discrimination and stereotypes to save the day by changing a fire breathing dragon into a water spouting dragon. On this edition of Conversations, Karen Gross joins us to talk about her series of books featuring Lady Lucy. Gross is an author, educator, and higher education consultant based in Washington, D.C.

Conversations: Chris Harris, "I'm Just No Good at Rhyming"

Chris Harris was a writer and executive producer for How I Met Your Mother… and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. On this edition of Conversations, we talk about his debut children’s book, I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups.

Conversations: Dee Ann Miller, "Enlarging Boston's Spotlight"

Dee Ann Miller is a Lawrence, Kansas based author of both fiction and non-fiction books dealing topics such as justice, gender issues, children’s issues, health and well-being. Her writing is informed by decades of experience working in psycho-social nursing. She joins me to talk about her latest book, Enlarging Boston’s Spotlight: A Call for Courage, Integrity, and Institutional Transformation.

Conversations: Andrew Solomon, "Far From The Tree"

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Andrew Solomon, the author Far from the Tree: How Children and their Parents Learn to Accept One Another… Our Differences Unite Us. The book explores the impact of extreme differences between children and parents. Solomon is a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University.


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