Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, the husband-and-wife illustration team behind many popular picture books, came to show us how they made the art for “Why Am I Me?,” about the importance of empathy and tolerance.
Sergio Ruzzier is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books. His latest project is re-illustrating two hilarious chapter books by Florence Parry Heide, “Tales for the Perfect Child” and “Fables You Shouldn’t Pay Any Attention To.”
Sarah Williamson’s new picture book, “Where Are You?,” is intended for children under 5, but anyone can appreciate the book’s art and seek-and-find concept.
Peter Brown’s follow-up to the best seller “Creepy Carrots” is called “Creepy Pair of Underwear,” and it’s about overcoming fear and the little-kid to big-kid transition.
Molly Crabapple, an award-winning artist and journalist, joined us to talk about art, activism and her memoir, “Drawing Blood.”
Tom Booth’s debut picture book, “Don’t Blink,” cleverly captures one of the eternal rituals of childhood: a staring contest. He joined us to discuss the path to becoming an illustrator.
Ruth Chan’s picture books about the saucer-eyed cat Georgie and his friends are making a splash. She joined us to talk about breaking into the world of children’s books.
Lotta Nieminen, whose interactive board books have won a cult following, joined us to demonstrate the drawing and paper engineering techniques she uses in her “Cook in a Book” series.
David Soman and Jacky Davis, the author-illustrator team behind the “Ladybug Girl” books, shared the story of how they created the long-running series.
Rachel Renée Russell, creator of the “Dork Diaries” series, and her daughters, Nikki and Erin, joined us to talk about the highs and lows of middle school.