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Children's Literature

Conversations: Philip Stead and Erin Stead, "Amos McGee Misses the Bus"

On this edition of Conversations, author Philip C. Stead and illustrator Erin E. Stead talk with host Dan Skinner about “Amos McGee Misses the Bus.” The Steads created the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” as well as “Bear Has a Story to Tell,” an E.B. White Honor Book. They also collaborated on “Lenny and Lucy,” and independently have written and illustrated numerous other books.


Conversations: Peter H. Reynolds, "Our Table"

On this edition of Conversations, Peter H. Reynolds talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest picture book, "Our Table." Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including “The Dot,” “I Am Human,” “Happy Dreamer,” “The Word Collector,” “Say Something!” and “Be You!”

Conversations: Marta McDowell, "Unearthing the Secret Garden - The Plants and Places that Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett"

On this edition of Conversations, Marta McDowell talks with host Dan Skinner about “Unearthing The Secret Garden – The Plants and Places that Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett.” McDowell consults for public gardens and private clients, writes and lectures on gardening topics, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden.


Conversations: Miriam Udel, "Honey on the Page - A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature"

On this edition of Conversations, Miriam Udel talks with host Dan Skinner about “Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature,” which she edited and translated. Udel is a rabbi and associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Emory University, where she studies the Jewish encounter with modernity. 


Conversations: Eoin Colfer, "Deny All Charges"

On this edition of Conversations, Eoin Colfer talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “The Fowl Twins: Deny All Charges.” Colfer is the author of the “Artemis Fowl" series. He also wrote the critically acclaimed WARP trilogy and many other titles for young readers and adults. In 2014, he was named Ireland's laureate for children's literature. 


 

Conversations: Christopher Lloyd, "Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us!"

On this edition of Conversations, Christopher Lloyd talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us! Lloyd is a journalist, writer, and lecturer who also delivers workshops for schools, literary festivals and other organizations.


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.


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