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Best Caldecott podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Caldecott podcasts we could find
Updated April 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Welcome to The GRAYAREA Podcast hosted by Gary R. Gray Jr. Gary is a teacher in Manila (Philippines). He enjoys talking with anyone who is willing to listen and share their stories with him. On this podcast you will find a talk series from Gary in which he dives deep into his childhood and current life. He takes the time to dissect his decision making and "accomplishments" up until now, and if he is truly living a full life. On his second podcast series #ItsPersonal, Gary speaks with educato ...
 
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.
 
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Patrick is back and what a special part II of this podcast. Gary talks more with Patrick about the meaning of "love aloud" and building strong bonds in relationships. They also dive into the "education celebrity" and how this culture is starting to rise online. These two sound like two close friends catching up. You don't want to miss this second p…
 
This is part one of a two part series featuring Patrick Harris. On this episode Gary uses some of Patricks most powerful tweets to start conversation/reflection. Patrick takes us on a walk down memory lane and shares important moments in his life that led him to where he is today. You can find Patrick online at @PresidentPat and www.stayingingoodtr…
 
Welcome back Veera! This is Veer'as second appearance on ItsPersonal and this time she is back for a check in. Gary speaks with Veera specifically about motherhood and its ups and downs, along with Covid19 family times and duties. This is an episode you will not want to miss. You can find Veera at www.veerahiranandani.com.…
 
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…
 
On this episode Gary talks with Wendy Shang, author of The Great Wall of Lucy, This Is Just A Test and The Way Home Looks Now. It does not take long for Gary and Wendy to connect. Wendy talks about the idea of Asian pressure, raising a family and her favorite teacher! You can find Wendy on twitter @WendyShang and her website www.wendyshang.com.…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Children's Books of Fall 2019A Fall 2019 Kids' Indie Next List⭐ "Perfection." —School Library Journal⭐ "How wonderful: a book with both racial diversity and class diversity that feels authentic. Special and splendid." —Kirkus Reviews⭐ "The family handles the stress of dashed expectations in a way that acknowledges…
 
BORROWING THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED Whether you write what you know or delve into subjects that intrigue but are new to you, editors want primary sources. For some subject areas, such as history, this means locating, letters, journals, maps, and other contemporary documents. For science and other academic topics, writers can turn to research studies a…
 
Juana Martinez-Neal is easily one of my favorite authors and illustrators; Alma, Princess and the Pea, Babymoon, Fry Bread (etc). In PART I of this chat, Juana talks about family and how it has played an important part of her childhood growing up. She speaks about a large family in which her mother, grandparents, uncles and cousins all play an impo…
 
NOTE: Sorry about Audio.. Colby was kind enough to be one of the first educators to interview. This was done on an iphone :-)From author, to youtube expert, podcaster, educator, father, friend, etc. The dude Colby Sharp does it all! And he does a great job at it too. During this podcast, Gary speaks with the man himself. They talk about the importa…
 
EVALUATING YOUR SOURCES Today’s episode comes from the IFW book Searching: A Research Guide for Writers, now available in our bookstore. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, research is an important piece of having an authentic article or manuscript that connects with editors and readers. In this episode, we’re talking about how to evaluat…
 
FINDING MARKETS FOR YOUR WRITING Businesses and industries consider market research a wise investment. They don’t waste time and money trying to sell air conditioners in Alaska, fur coats in the tropics, or prime beef to vegetarians. Successful writers, too, must learn to be market-wise about their creative products. You wouldn’t have to do much ma…
 
INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN CAMPBELL BARTOLETTI Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the author of picture books, novels, and nonfiction for children, including the Newbery Honor book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, the Sibert Medal-winning Black Potatoes, and Dear America: A Coal Miner's Bride. Her work has received dozens of awards and honors, incl…
 
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