Monday, October 8, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #13: Carrie A Pearson

Today we're in conversation with author Carrie Pearson about her picture book Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth and how she came to write about the tallest tree in the world. You can have a listen by clicking HERE or clicking play below:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From Trivia to Timeless with Heather L. Montgomery

Author Heather L. Montgomery (known in some circles as the Queen of Yucky Science) talks about her inspiration for Bugs Don't Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids and how relating insects to humans was the key to making the book accessible for readers of all ages.

photo by Sonya Sones

Monday, September 17, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #12: Kevin O'Malley and Patrick O'Brien

Today is a special treat because we're talking to author Kevin O'Malley and illustrator Patrick O'Brien about their Captain Raptor series! Charlesbridge was lucky enough to publish the latest book in the series, Captain Raptor and the Perilous Planet, and you can listen to our conversation with Kevin and Patrick by clicking HERE or clicking play below:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Savoring the trials and triumphs of babyhood with Nancy Raines Day

Baby's Firsts author Nancy Raines Day stops by to write about  savoring every moment of your baby's childhood, from the first spit-up to the first roll!

photo credit Shelly Morgan

Monday, September 3, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #11: Traci Sorell

On the podcast today we have debut author Traci Sorell, whose book We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga takes a look at how the Native Americans of the Cherokee Nation celebrates gratitude every day. You can have a listen by clicking HERE or clicking play below:

Monday, August 13, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #10: Nancy Bo Flood and Jonathan Nelson

We're excited to have author Nancy Bo Flood and illustrator Jonathan Nelson on the podcast today talking about their first book together First Laugh—Welcome, Baby! and how they both brought different perspectives to the table to make this book feel timeless and universal. You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

Monday, July 23, 2018

Start Me Up: Debut Authors & Illustrators at Charlesbridge

Associate editor Karen Boss talks about the importance of working with debut authors and illustrators and reveals some of the debuts from Charlesbridge she's most excited to share with readers

Working with debut authors and illustrators has been a core part of Charlesbridge’s trade program since it began almost thirty years ago. We believe it’s important to find new talent with stories to share and to get those books into the market and into kids’ hands. As publishing has changed over the years, access to editors and publishers has narrowed. At the same time, the number of people who want to write for kids has grown exponentially, and new authors and illustrators have often found it challenging to break in. Over time, Charlesbridge editors have remained dedicated to helping launch author careers, and our design team often focuses on offering opportunities to illustrators new to children’s books. Here are some recent debut creators who we just love. Check out their books!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Charlesbridge #9: Christina Matula

Today debut author Christina Matula joins us on the podcast to talk about her book The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival (illustrated by Pearl Law) and how she went from wanting to tell her children a traditional folktale to telling the world about the Mid-Autumn Festival. You can have a listen by clicking HERE: