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Best Caldecott podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Caldecott podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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Do you want to learn how to write for children? The Institute of Children's Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director of ICL is the host of Writing for Children. Bestselling children's author Katie Davis focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find res ...
 
Plant Love Radio (formerly known as Wellness Insider Network) is a collection of interviews with some of the best and most renowned herbalists. Here, they share favorite lessons and resources for living happier, ​balanced and more resilient lives ​through the wonders of herbal medicine. The podcast host, Lana Camiel, is also an herbalist and a pharmacy professor.
 
Nice Work! A ServiceRocket Media podcast about the Atlassian ecosystem, features technologists, business experts, and other interesting leaders, thinkers, and voices in the Atlassian Ecosystem. The show is about the innovative and collaborative work people do using the Atlassian Suite. This podcast is produced by ServiceRocket Media, a division of ServiceRocket, a global software adoption company, based in Silicon Valley.
 
Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of publishing, now including all genres––not just children's books. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing them. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Indie books? Non-fiction? Or are you already published and want to hear how to make your book trailer? Maybe you'r ...
 
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Food and lifestyle without a doubt are the most important contributors to your health and healing. And yet, we continue to struggle with them on a daily basis. My today's guest is here to share with us his approach to food as medicine. Todd Caldecott is a medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda, in practice since 1995. He is a registered pro…
 
SETTING AS A CHARACTER Today’s episode comes from Jamie K. Schmidt, a regular blogger for us on the IFW Blog focusing on writing for adults. We’re talking about stories where the setting is a character itself. In books where worldbuilding plays a factor, the setting can often feel like a character— someone we’re getting to know and someone who is i…
 
200th EPISODE GIVEAWAY To celebrate, we're giving away over $1,000 worth of prizes! Head to writingforchildren.com/200 to enter before 5/24/20 and you could win our Revision Power Course! When you’re about to begin revising a piece of writing, it can seem so daunting you may be tempted to bury the darn thing at the bottom of your sweater drawer, th…
 
INTERVIEW WITH CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG Charlie N. Holmberg is the author of the Numina series and the Wall Street Journal bestselling Paper Magician series, which has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. We talk about building worlds through: Senses Clothing Language And how language can support the world Plus, how to help your reader feel like th…
 
Last year I listened to a presentation about the benefits of eating berries, and the topic stuck with me. I know we aren't yet into the berry season, but give it another couple of months and berries will be here. So why are these foods so essential to our survival and health? My today's guest have studied the topic for a long time, and he is here w…
 
POETRY FOR THE VERY YOUNG Poetry for very young children has a lot in common with poetry for older readers. It’s built word by word, as poetry has no room for extraneous words. It sounds good to the ear. It gives the reader a different way to look at the world by drawing attention very closely to something. Still, when writing for the very young, s…
 
POETRY BASED REVISIONS Today we bring you a special episode from our favorite lyrical wordsmith Renee LaTulippe. If you write for kids, you and Renee probably have a lot in common, including the same target audience, the same writing struggles, the same desire for publication, and probably similar writing processes. Like poetry, picture books are m…
 
A sensitive, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful novel in verse about one girl’s journey in the aftermath of abuse.One day after school, on the couch in the basement, Tori’s uncle did something bad. Afterward, Tori tells her mom. Even though telling was a brave thing to do, her mom still doesn’t believe her at first. Her grandma still takes his side.…
 
HOW NOT TO GET REJECTED Perhaps the most common question from new picture book authors is, “Why do agents and editors say they hate rhyme when so many rhyming picture books get published each year?” These authors aptly observe that kids love rhyming books, many of them are bestsellers, and Dr. Seuss’s books still sell millions of copies. Here’s the…
 
A couple of months ago, I talked to you about my growing interest in wild crafting. Very soon after the interview on Wild medicine foraging went live, an email in my Inbox caught my attention. Two herbalists and friends I've interviewed before, Rosalee de la Forêt and Emily Han, joined forces to write a wonderful new book, Wild Remedies: How to For…
 
INTERVIEW WITH PATRICE VECCHIONE Poet, nonfiction writer, and teacher PATRICE VECCHIONE has edited several highly acclaimed anthologies for young adults including, most recently, Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, winner of a Cybil Award. We talk about: Finding Yourself on Paper Who Said You Couldn’t Say That? Ways…
 
INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN CAMPBELL BARTOLETTI Newbery Award Winner Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a nonfiction superstar author. Her books include Terrible Typhoid Mary and Hitler Youth. She took one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, Hitler Youth, and fleshed it out into the thought-provoking nonfiction novel The Boy Who Dared. Talk about getting more …
 
If you're listening to this episode close to its release day, you might be somewhere in the world under quarantine because of COVID-19. Even though our lives have changed, one thing that unites most of us is the need to movement to preserve health and sanity. My today's guest is just the person to talk to us about that. I am hopeful that you'll be …
 
A 2020 Junior Library Guild SelectionThree-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli launches a full-color graphic novel series about four funny friends that Dav Pilkey declares “will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories”!Meet Baloney! He’s the star of this book, along with his best buddies: empathetic Peanut the h…
 
Monica Hesse joins the LB School podcast to discuss historical fiction, writing about post war Europe, and more.★ "Excellent ... a must-purchase." —SLC★ "Hesse again proves to be a master of verisimilitude ... beautifully realized, highly empathetic ... superbly crafted." —BCCB★ "Compelling.” —PW★ "A heartbreaking and heartwarming story of survival…
 
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: TRY NONFICTION For most people considering children's writing for a career (or even for a hobby), the type of writing that comes to mind is fiction. For many of us, the picture books we loved most were fiction. The novels we read in our spare time are fiction. So we think about writing as a place to tell stories. And i…
 
TRUTH, OPINION, AND 4 WAYS TO LEARN TO LOVE NONFICTION Many writers view nonfiction as less: less creative than fiction, less fun than fiction, less interesting to kids than fiction, and definitely something they want to do less often. Some will accept the possibility of writing a little nonfiction to break into publishing, but do not like the dea …
 
When I recorded this episode my main goal was learning more about tonics and shrubs and ways of making them. But as I prepare to release it, the concepts become especially relevant. The world is looking for smart ways of containing viral infection transmission. And in my mind, tonics and shrubs could definitely assist in that. My today's guest is K…
 
INTERVIEW WITH ELENA FAVILLI Elena Favilli is the co-founder and CEO of Rebel Girls, the cultural media engine working to empower girls and women all over the world. She has worked for Colors Magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a masters degree in semiotics f…
 
INTERVIEW WITH TALIA BENAMY Talia Benamy is an associate editor at Philomel Books (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers), where she focuses on everything from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels. She has worked on books by Chelsea Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor, Temple Grandin, Jane Yolen, Abigail Harrison, Lisa Graff, Ruta Sepetys, Dev P…
 
Herbs and spices are common additives to cooking, but have you ever tried smuggling herbal remedies into your diet through your baking creations? My today's guest, Dina Ranade, RDN, RH(AHG), IFNCP is here to share her tips and strategies for that with us. Dina is a trained dietitian, herbalist and a podcaster. I originally met Dina during my herbal…
 
MISUNDERSTOOD VERBS When you’re polishing and perfecting your work, one big thing to pay attention to is your verbs. Inspired by an article from Jan Fields, we’re going to come to a greater understanding of these action words. Verbs are the powerhouse of the sentence. Because of that, understanding how verbs work will help you tremendously in the r…
 
Find out how we use the Atlassian Cloud to run a 24/7 growing company, across 7 offices around the world. In this webinar recording, we talk about how to leverage powerful methodologies such as Traction, GTD, Rockefeller Habits and OKRs to ​drive clarity and alignment in your team and how to use the Atlassian Cloud to implement these methodologies.…
 
10 THINGS THAT MAKE EDITORS CRINGE Nobody wants to make an editor (or anyone) cringe when they read your manuscript. Inspired by a post from Jamie K. Schmidt, we’re covering 10 things that make editors cringe and tips to avoid them. Be sure to head to writingforchildren.com/187 to download the show notes because many of these tips will be easier to…
 
Much of my herbal medicine journey is connected to learning about plants that were either cultivated or wild crafted and sold to me by other companies. I want to take you into a different direction with my today’s guest, John Slattery. John is a practicing bioregional herbalist, educator, author and forager helping people develop deep and meaningfu…
 
INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA LONEY At the end of January, the American Library Association announced their annual awards. DOUBLE BASS BLUES illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez and written by Andrea J. Loney was named a Caldecott Honor Book! Andrea was our guest last year, so in honor of her book's big win, we're rebroadcasting her interview with some bonus audi…
 
NEWBERY MEDALIST JERRY CRAFT This week, the American Library Association honored Jerry Craft with the Newbery Medal for his graphic novel NEW KID! To celebrate the first graphic novel to ever receive the Newbery, we're rebroadcasting our interview with Jerry from last year where he talked about his inspiration for the book and how he used real-life…
 
Have you ever wondered how your favorite book come about? Or your favorite site? When you're starting to learn something new, what are the good places to explore? Henriette Kress is an herbalist living in Finland who created one of the largest herbal information web sites called 'Henriette's Herbal.' Many practicing herbalists and teachers use the …
 
A CHILDLIKE VOICE Kids are far more discerning than many writers suspect. They know a "fake kid" when they hear one, so your dialogue must feel like real words spoken by a real kid. At the same time, it cannot include all the affectations (um, so like, um, what?) that might be part of real speech but would drag the story down. So how do you learn h…
 
COMBATING THE BORING SPEECH TAG Dialogue is the favorite part of story writing for many authors. In dialogue writing, the author is able to give voice to the people the author created. Tag we're going to dig into the bits that tag along with the dialogue: speech tags and narrative action. How important is that? And how varied? We'll be reading thro…
 
Whether you are new to the world of herbal medicine, or know quite a bit, learning about plants can sometimes feel enjoyable and wonderful, yet at times might be tedious and overwhelming. Several years ago, I met an herbal teacher who's been an avid advocate of learning with your heart. He's here with us today to tell you more. Articulate, charisma…
 
INTERVIEW WITH KATE DICAMILLO Kate DiCamillo's writing journey has been a truly remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, when homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie—her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. Since then, she has b…
 
REVISION: DON'T GO IT ALONE When you’re about to begin revising a piece of writing, it can seem so daunting. So, today we bring you a rebroadcast of advice from author and IFW Guest Blogger Rita Reali. Rita's a freelance editor with advice on the importance of getting fresh eyes on your work before you revise. Check out our amazing new self-led cou…
 
Have you ever looked at an herbal teas on your supermarket shelf and wondered how did all these ingredients end up together? My today’s guest is just the person to talk to us about this. David Hoffmann is an internationally renowned medical herbalist who’s been practicing phytotherapy for close to 40 years. He is an author of 17 herbal textbooks an…
 
FAILURE IS PROOF OF EFFORT As the end of the year creeps ever closer, it can be a good time to take stock of how your writing life is going, as long as you do that examination wisely. Having a successful writing life can seem impossible sometimes, especially if we look predominantly at the times we've tried something without success. Virtually ever…
 
If you've been running your Atlassian stack on Server or Data Center, you've probably heard the buzz about migrating to Cloud. But rather than just telling you about the benefits of moving to Cloud — better cost control, easier upgrades, and effortless scale – we want to show you why it's the smart move by walking you through our own experience wit…
 
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas studies how people of color are portrayed, or not portrayed, in children’s and young adult literature, and how those portrayals shape our culture. You can find her on Twitter at @Ebonyteach and learn more about her work at https://www.gse.upenn.edu/academics/faculty-directory/thomas.…
 
BROWBEATEN INTO SUBMISSION Sometimes, the most well-meaning folks can do the greatest harm to an aspiring writer. For a writer, there can be a lot of pressure to get published or prove you can get published. Our friend and frequent blogger, Rita Reali shares some of her story with us today. Want to come to our amazing Revision Power webinar? Sign u…
 
BREAK INTO PUBLISHING Writing is a noble proposition, in and of itself. Published writing is something else entirely. And paid published writing—whoa, Nellie, that’s just glorious! In order to get published, though, you need to put yourself “out there” in the world, and get your writing in front of people who are in charge of accepting items for pu…
 
6 STEPS TO SUBMISSION SUCCESS These days a vast majority of publishers and agents accept submissions online, whether through email or a website form. There are a few holdouts, but these days it sounds strange to hear anyone say they don't take digital submissions. This means we all need to learn how to put our best foot forward in online submission…
 
ASSEMBLING YOUR SUBMISSION PACKAGE When it comes to becoming a published writer, queries are quintessential. They represent the bridge from your creative endeavors to becoming a professional. Sure, some submissions require cover letters or website forms, but every writer must conquer the query above all. And the query is a key part of a writer’s pl…
 
INTERVIEW WITH EMMA WALTON HAMILTON Emma Walton Hamilton is a best-selling children’s book author, editor, and writing coach. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored over thirty children’s books, nine of which have been on the NY Times Bestseller list, including The Very Fairy Princess series. She is Director of the Chil…
 
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