The Guest Book

The Guest Book

Be our guest! We’ve invited acclaimed children’s, middle-grade and YA book Authors and Illustrators from Holiday House Books + Pixel+Ink to share the stories behind their stories, with all of you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes

September 3, 2021 48 min

Authors Janet Nolan, Carmen Agra Deedy, and Caroline Brooks DuBois join Associate Marketing Manager for Trade Elyse Vincenty to discuss their books SEVEN AND A HALF TONS OF STEEL, 14 COWS FOR AMERICA, and THE PLACES WE SLEEP. They discuss the inspiration for writing their stories, the importance of bringing stories about September 11th to children today, and more.



SEVEN AND A HALF TONS OF STEEL by Janet Nolan, 14 COWS FOR AMERICA by...

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Authors Crystal Maldonado (FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA) and Kate Albus (A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON) talk with The Guest Book Producer Keith Strunk about their books, both published in Spring 2021. From the inspirations behind their stories to the way in which they can relate to each other's characters, their go-to quarantine reads, and the titles they’re working on now!

 


FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA and A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON are avail...

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Authors Nizrana Farook and G.Z. Schmidt join Associate Marketing Manager for Trade Elyse Vincenty to discuss their middle grade novels THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT and THE DREAMWEAVERS. From their inspiration for writing adventure stories, their experience as debut authors, how their cultural backgrounds influence the books they write, and more.


THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT by Nizrana Farook is available wherever books are sold....

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Author/Illustrator Stephen Savage talks to Project Hope’s Chief Development/Communications Officer, Cinira Baldi, about his new picture book AND THEN CAME HOPE. This episode covers topics from Stephen’s quarantine inspiration for the book, to his goal to create a vehicle for parents and young children to connect about health and wellbeing, to Project Hope’s mission to provide medical aid all over the world. Project Hope’s commitmen...

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Holiday House Editor Elizabeth Law talks to Author Dan Gutman about his new title HOUDINI & ME. From the joys of school visits, to using flashcards to outline a story, to why kids still know of Houdini today!

 

HOUDINI & ME is available wherever books are sold. You can find Dan Gutman @dangutmanbooks on Instagram and @DanGutmanBooks on Twitter. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouse...

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Holiday House General Manager Derek Stordahl talks to Author Candace Fleming and Illustrator Eric Rohmann about their highly acclaimed book HONEYBEE. From demystifying bees through a single Honeybee’s life, to painting the prairie from a bee’s point of view, this duo talks about the importance of the Honeybee and how this closer look creates more empathy and interest in helping save the bees.

 

HONEYBEE is available wherever books ar...

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Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks to author/illustrator Gianna Marino about her book We Will Live in This Forest Again and how the book was inspired by her experience during and after the 2017 fires in Northern California. They discuss the difficulty of picking an appropriate title, hitting the right balance between hope and realism, and a cliffhanger about a horse stuck in a ranch amidst th...

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Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks with Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell about his book Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, rediscovering Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as an adult, how the recent revival of interest in Fred Rogers affected the book-writing process, what it was like meeting with members of the original cast and crew of the show, and why a message of kindn...

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Publisher and Editor Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books / Holiday House) talks to Author Mark Shulman (and Neal’s personal friend and neighbor) about his book I VOTED Making a Choice Makes a Difference, how to explain the voting process to children, how the book was crafted in time for the 2020 election, and how foreign translations are being updated to reflect the voting processes in countries outside of the United States. Includes ex...

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Publisher and Editor Margaret Ferguson (Margaret Ferguson Books / Holiday House) talks to Authors Polly Horvath and Christina Uss about their new books PINE ISLAND HOME and THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS. The discussion covers everything from why children’s books often feature orphans, to what it’s like finding out you inspired someone to quit college, move across the country and start working at a fishery, to car sickness and talking stoma...

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Steven Banks, author of the MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES Series, and tv writer for shows like Spongebob, talks about his writing process with his Holiday House Editor Sally Morgridge. The two chat about topics ranging from the difference between writing books versus tv scripts, his experience writing for shows like Spongebob, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, and CatDog, to why monsters were the perfect way to dive into the real-life horror ...

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In this two-part interview, award-winning author Jon McGoran talks to Holiday House editor Kelly Loughman about the books in his YA Sci-Fi trilogy: Spliced, Splintered, and Spiked, which follow sixteen-year-old Jimi Corcoran as she risks her life to save that her friend from genetic experimentation, a field which threatens to destroy everything in her world...

 

In this second episode, Jon talks about his third and final book in the ...

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In this two-part interview, award-winning author Jon McGoran talks to Holiday House editor Kelly Loughman about the books in his YA Sci-Fi trilogy: Spliced, Splintered, and Spiked, which follow sixteen-year-old Jimi Corcoran as she risks her life to save that her friend from genetic experimentation, a field which threatens to destroy everything in her world...

 

In this first part, Jon talks about the initial world-building that went...

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