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National Geographic Kids

Conversations: Dereck and Beverly Joubert, "The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Guide to Animals That Roar, Race, and Totally Rule"

On this edition of Conversations, Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk with host Dan Skinner about “The Ultimate Book of African Animals: Your Guide to Animals That Roar, Race, and Totally Rule.” The Jouberts are award-winning filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, and Explorers-in-Residence for National Geographic.


Conversations: Brian Skerry, "National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022"

On this edition of Conversations, Brian Skerry talks with host Dan Skinner about “National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022.” Skerry is a visual storyteller specializing in ocean wildlife and underwater realms. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and the author of 12 books including “Ocean Soul,” “SHARK,” and “Secrets of the Whales.”


Conversations: Crispin Boyer, "Top Secret: Spies, Codes, Capers, Gadgets, and Classified Cases Revealed"

On this edition of Conversations, Crispin Boyer talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book for National Geographic Kids, “Top Secret: Spies, Codes, Capers, Gadgets, and Classified Cases Revealed.” Boyer is the author of dozens of National Geographic Kids books, both fiction and non-fiction, and magazine articles. His specialty is covering topics that young readers find fascinating.


Conversations: Ann Bausum, "Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair: Inside the 1944 Plot to Kill Hitler and the Ghost Children of His Revenge"

On this edition of Conversations, Ann Bausum talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair: Inside the 1944 Plot to Kill Hitler and the Ghost Children of His Revenge.” Bausum is an award-winning children's book author who brings history to life by connecting readers to personal stories from the past that echo in the present day.


Conversations: Trudi Trueit, "National Geographic Explorer Academy: The Tiger's Nest"

On this edition of Conversations, Trudi Trueit talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book in the National Geographic “Explorer Academy” series: “The Tiger’s Nest.” Trueit is the author of the “Explorer Academy” series. She's written more than a hundred books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction. Her fiction novels include “The Sister Solution,” “Stealing Popular,” and the “Secrets of a Lab Rat” series.


Conversations: Ariane Szu-Tu, "Kids vs. Plastic: Ditch the Straw and Find the Pollution Solution to Bottles, Bags, and other Single-Use Plastics"

On this edition of Conversations, Ariane Szu-Tu talks with host Dan Skinner about “Kids vs. Plastic: Ditch the Straw and Find the Pollution Solution to Bottles, Bags, and other Single-Use Plastics.”

Conversations: James Buckley, "It's a Numbers Game! Soccer: The math behind the perfect goal, the game-winning save, and so much more!"

On this edition of Conversations, James Buckley talks with host Dan Skinner about “It’s a Numbers Game! Soccer: The math behind the perfect goal, the game-winning save, and so much more!” Buckley is the author of more than 200 books for young readers on basketball, baseball, football, soccer and more.


Conversations: Shelby Lees, "The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful."

On this edition of Conversations, Shelby Lees talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful.” Lees is the senior editor at National Geographic Kids Books. Her focus is on bringing highly engaging content to all children, to foster a lifelong love of learning. 


Conversations: Valerie Tripp, "Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero"

On this edition of Conversations, Valerie Tripp talks with host Dan Skinner about a new series of books from National Geographic Kids. The series, written by Tripp, begins with “Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero.” Tripp is also part of the creative team behind the American Girl series and has written many of the books in the series. 


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