Monday, May 7, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #5: Steve Jenkins

Today we're very excited to have Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins on the podcast! He's talking about his first book with Charlesbridge, A House in the Sky, and Other Uncommon Animal Homes, illustrated by Robbin Gourley. You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

About the Book:
Some animals build nests, some live in holes in the ground, and some even live in books! Turtles, birds, fish, beavers, and kangaroos are just like people—they need homes, and take up residence in unusual places. Readers get a glimpse of the similarities between human and animal homes with sidebars that detail the unique qualities of each animal and its home.

Backmatter includes more information about each animal—their habits and their habitats..

About the Author:
Steve Jenkins's father was a physics professor and astronomer, and he encouraged his early interest in science. They moved often, but wherever they lived Steve collected rocks and kept lizards, turtles, spiders, and other animals as pets. He also spent a lot of time with books.

It was reading to his own three children — beginning when they were just a few months old — that started Steve thinking about writing and illustrating his own books. Now, he's written and illustrated more than 35 nonfiction picture books, half of them co-authored with Robin Page. For Steve, making books represents the happy intersection of children, science, art, design, and his life-long love of reading..

Purchase this book for you and your readers here.

Show Notes:
  • Visit author Steve Jenkins online here
  • Visit illustrator Robbin Gourley here (not to be confused with wife Robin Page!)

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