|Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door|
Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale.
September 17, 2014 | 17 min
|Jarrett Krosoczka: Why lunch ladies are heroes|
Children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch…and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.
August 20, 2014 | 5 min
|David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic|
David Kwong is a magician who makes crossword puzzles -- in other words, a pretty nerdy guy. And for his next trick ...
July 11, 2014 | 11 min
|Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)|
What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
June 20, 2014 | 4 min