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Children's Book

Conversations: Crispin Boyer, "Zeus The Mighty: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur"

On this edition of Conversations, Crispin Boyer talks with host Dan Skinner about “Zeus the Mighty: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur.” Boyer has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids. This is his second novel in a series featuring the character, Zeus the Mighty.


Conversations: Soman Chainani, "The School for Good and Evil: One True King"

On this edition of Conversations, Soman Chainani talks with host Dan Skinner about “The School of Good and Evil: One True King.” The novel is the sixth and final book in the bestselling series. He also discusses how "The School for Good and Evil" is being made into a movie for Netflix, directed by Paul Feig.  


Conversations: Roshani Chokshi, "Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes"

On this edition of Conversations, Roshani Chokshi talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book in the Pandava series, “Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes.” Chokshi is the author of the best-selling Young Adult books, “The Star-Touched Queen” and “The Gilded Wolves.” She also wrote two previous books in the Pandava series, “Aru Shah and the End of Time” and its sequel, “Aru Shah and the Song of Death.” 


Conversations: Trudi Trueit, "Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes"

On this edition of Conversations, Trudi Trueit talks with host Dan Skinner about "The Star Dunes," another installment in The Explorer Academy series from National Geographic Kids. Trueit has authored more than 100 books — both fiction and nonfiction — for young readers, including “The Sister Solution,” “Stealing Popular” and the “Secrets of a Lab Rat” series. 


Conversations: Brian Calhoun, "Little Joe Chickapig: A Story about Following Your Dreams"

On this edition of Conversations, Brian Calhoun talks about Little Joe Chickapig: A Story about Following Your Dreams. Calhoun is a luthier and game-creator-turned-author. He has custom designed guitars for world-famous musicians, including Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz and Keith Urban. He collaborated with Dave Matthews to create the Chickapig board game, which led to the creation of this children’s book.


Conversations: Martha Brockenbrough, "Love, Santa"

"Mom, Are You Santa?" Martha Brockenbrough has written a book to help you answer that question. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her picture book, Love, Santa. It's designed for when you're ready to share the truth about Santa. We talk about when the time is right, and how to explain the magic represented by the spirit of Santa.  


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