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Children's Literature Interviews with host Susan Raab

Susan Raab is a University of Connecticut Alumna who graduated in 1980 with a degree in English. She serves on the Leadership Committee for UConn's Northeast Children's Literature Collection. She also serves on the Board for the Center for the Study of Children's Literature and Culture at the University of Florida at Gainesville. She writes the To Market column for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is the author of An Author's Guide to Children's Book Promotion.

 
Laurie Halse Andersen: Author, Speak, Fever 1793 (Margaret A. Edwards Award, National Book Award Finalist)
Avi: Author, Crispin (Newbery Medal)
Lori Benton: General Manager/Publisher of its fiction imprints, Capstone
Barbara Brathova: Main Curator, Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava
Roberta Chinni: Director, Bologna Children's Bookfair; also 2008
Gennifer Choldenko: Author, Al Capone Does My Shirts  (Newbery Honor)
Katie Davis: Author/Illustrator, Who Hops? Mabel the Tooth Fairy, The Curse of Addy McMahon
Nancy Devard: Illustrator, The Secret Olivia Told Me (Coretta Scott King Honor)
Jean-Luc Dubois: Managing Director, Editions Caramel
Kathleen Duey: Author, The Unicorn's Secret + bestselling series books
Denise Fleming: Author/Illlustrator, In the Small, Small Pond (Caldecott Honor)
Marla Frazee: Illustrator, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Horn Book Honor)
Roy Freeman: Author/Illustrator, including discussion of Don Freeman's classic, Corduroy
Patricia Fry: Pop-up Book Artist, The Nutcracker
Zoreh Ghaeni: Jury President 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, Historian Children's Literature Iran
Nina Hess: Author/Senior Editor Mirrorstone Books
Roberto Innocenti: Illustrator, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner
Susan Jeffers: Illustrator, Three Jovial Huntsmen (Caldecott Honor)
Norton Juster: Author, The Phantom Tollbooth, Hello, Goodbye Window (Caldecott Medal)
Stephen Kellogg: Author/Illustrator, Pinkerton series, Regina Medal
Shin, Kyung-Sook &  Moon, Seung Hyun: Representatives of the Korean Publishers Association
Aileen Leijten: Animator/Illustrator, Hugging Hour and Bella & Bean
Christine L'Heureux: Author & Publisher, Caillou series
Wendy Lichtman: Author, Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra
Dr. Jolita Liškevičienė: The Vilneus Academy of Fine Arts, the Institute of Art History in Lithuania, and  the Coordinator for the Lithuanian Illustrators Exhibition at the 2011 Bologna Book Fair
Lois Lowry: The Giver, Number the Stars, Crow Call (two Newbery Awards, Margaret A. Edwards Award)
Leonard Marcus: Author/Historian, Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom
Barry Moser: Artist, In the Beginning (Newbery Honor), National Book Award
Taine Mundondo: Executive Director, African Publishing Network
Ann-Janine Murtagh: Publisher, HarperCollins UK
George Nicholson: Literary Agent
Liz Page: Executive Director, IBBY
Kimberly Pauley: Author, Sucks to Be Me
Nancy Pearl: Author, NPR commentator, Book Lust
Susan Beth Pfeffer: Bestselling Author, Life As We New It 
Carla Poesio: Consultant to Bologna Children's Bookfair
Maria Salvadore: Children's Literature Educator, Author
R.A. & Geno Salvatore: Author, 18 NYT Bestsellers/Co-Author, The Stowaway
Gyozo Sarkany: President, Society of Hungarian Illustrators
Jon Scieszka: U.S. Children's Literary Ambassador & Bestselling Author, The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Sameer Shariff: Founder & CEO, iPublish Central
Bob Shea: Author/Illustrator, Big Plans
Umesh Shukla: Chief Operating Officer, Auryn Inc.
Beniamino Sidoti: Consultant Children's Division, De Agostini Editore
David J. Smith: Author, If the World Were a Village (international bestseller) and If America Were a Village
Lane Smith: Author/Illustrator, The Stinky Cheese Man (Caldecott Honor)
Claudia Soeffner: English Language Specialist, International Youth Library
Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly: Author, Maus (Pulitzer Prize), Jack and the Box (TOON) & Art Editor, The New Yorker/Editorial Director, TOON Books
Erik Titusson: Director, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Mark Teague: Author/Illustrator, Dear Mrs. LaRue, How Do Dinosaurs series
Tiffany Trent: Author, Hallowmere series
Miroslava Vallova: Head of the International Department, Center for Information on Literature, Slovakia
Monica Weiss: Head of Argentinian Illustrators Exhibition
Ashley Andersen Zantop: Publisher, Trudy Corporation/Soundprints
Jim Zubkavich: Publisher/Manga Author, Manga



Laurie Halse Andersen - Author, Speak, Fever 1793 (Margaret A. Edwards Award, National Book Award Finalist)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17 MB)

Posted: January 21, 2010

See Also:
http://www.writerlady.com/

 




Avi - Author, Crispin (Newbery Medal)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 15.4 MB)

Posted: April 6, 2009

See Also:
http://www.avi-writer.com/

 




Lori Benton - General Manager/Publisher of its fiction imprints, Capstone

Click here for interview (.mp3, 12.1MB)

Posted: June 7, 2010


See Also:
http://www.capstonepub.com/

 

 

 




Barbara Brathova - Main Curator, Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava

Click here for interview (.mp3, 11.9 MB)

Posted: June 7, 2010


See Also:
http://www.bibiana.sk/

 

 

 



Roberta Chinni - Director, Bologna Book Fair


2009 Bologna Bookfair
(.mp3, 12.5 MB)
-on the Opera Prima Award for new works; the Korean Illustration Exhibition

Posted: April 6, 2009


2008 Bologna Bookfair
(.mp3, 11.9 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

 



Gennifer Choldenko - Author, Al Capone Does My Shirts  (Newbery Honor)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 11.9 MB)

Posted: September 16, 2008

 

See Also:
http://www.choldenko.com

 




Katie Davis - Author/Illustrator, Who Hops? Mabel the Tooth Fairy, The Curse of Addy McMahon

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17.6 MB)

Posted: January 21, 2010


See Also:
http://www.katiedavis.com/

 




Nancy Devard - Illustrator, The Secret Olivia Told Me (Coretta Scott King Honor)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17.6 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://www.justusbooks.com/modules/content/index.php?id=69

 




Jean-Luc Dubois - Managing Director, Editions Caramel

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 13.1 MB)

Posted:June 7, 2010


See Also:
www.caramel.be

 



Kathleen Duey - Author, The Unicorn's Secret + bestselling series books

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17.1 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

See Also:
http://www.kathleenduey.com

 




Denise Fleming - Author/Illustrator, In the Small, Small Pond (Caldecott Honor)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 15.4 MB)

Posted: September 16, 2008

 

See Also:
http://www.denisefleming.com

 




Marla Frazee - Illustrator, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Horn Book Honor)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 21.1 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://www.marlafrazee.com/

 




Roy Freeman: Author/Illustrator, including discussion of Don Freeman's classic, Corduroy

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 15.5 MB)

Posted: April 9, 2009


 




Patricia Fry - Pop-up Book Artist, The Nutcracker

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 13.6 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

 




Zoreh Ghaeni - Jury President 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, Historian Children's Literature Iran

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 13.3 MB)

Posted: June 7, 2010


See Also:
http://www.chlhistory.org/

 




Nina Hess - Author/Senior Editor Mirrorstone Books

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 15.2 MB)

Posted: September 16, 2008

 

 




Roberto Innocenti - Illustrator, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 9.9 MB)

Posted: April 6, 2009

 

 




Susan Jeffers - Illustrator, Three Jovial Huntsmen (Caldecott Honor)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 16.9 MB)

Posted: January 3, 2009

See Also:
http://www.susanjeffers.com

 




Norton Juster - Author, The Phantom Tollbooth, Hello, Goodbye Window (Caldecott Medal)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 12.6 MB)

Posted: November 6, 2008

 




Steven Kellogg - Author/Illustrator, Pinkerton series, Regina Medal

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 13.4 MB)

Posted: January 3, 2009

See Also:
http://www.stevenkellogg.com

 




E.L. Konigsburg - Author, 2x Newbery Medal winner, From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler & A View from Saturday

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 16.7 MB)

Posted: February 19, 2009

 




Christine L'Heureux: Author & Publisher, Caillou series

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 13.8 MB)

Posted: April 9, 2009


 




Wendy Lichtman - Author, Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 20.8 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://www.wendylichtman.com/

 




Dr. Jolita Liškevičienė: The Vilneus Academy of Fine Arts, the Institute of Art History in Lithuania, and  the Coordinator for the Lithuanian Illustrators Exhibition at the 2011 Bologna Book Fair

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 16.9 MB)

Posted: July 29, 2011


See Also:
http://bit.ly/mE0W7R

 




Aileen Leijten - Animator/Illustrator, Hugging Hour and Bella & Bean

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 16.3 MB)

Posted: June 22, 2009

See Also:
http://www.aleijten.com

 




Lois Lowry - The Giver, Number the Stars, Crow Call (two Newbery Awards, Margaret A. Edwards Award)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 18.8 MB)

Posted: January 21, 2010

See Also:
http://www.loislowry.com/

 




Leonard Marcus - Author/Historian, Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 28.5 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

See Also:
http://www.leonardmarcus.com

 




Taine Mundondo - Executive Director, African Publishing Network

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 9.1 MB)

Posted: June 7, 2010


See Also:
http://www.african-publishers.net/

 



Barry Moser - Artist, In the Beginning (Newbery Honor), National Book Award

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 27.1 MB)

Posted: January 3, 2009

 




Ann-Janine Murtagh - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 14.4 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

 




George Nicholson - Literary Agent

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 29.0 MB)

Posted: February 19, 2009

 




Liz Page - Executive Director, IBBY

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 5.13 MB)

Posted: April 9, 2009

 




Kimberly Pauley - Author, Sucks to Be Me

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 19.7 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://kimberlypauley.com/

 




Nancy Pearl - Author, NPR commentator, Book Lust

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 18.4 MB)

Posted: September 16, 2008

 

See Also:
http://www.nancypearl.com

 




Susan Beth Pfeffer - Bestselling Author, Life As We New It 

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 18.7 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://susanbethpfeffer.blogspot.com/

 




Carla Poesio - Consultant to Bologna Children's Book Fair


Click here for interview (2011)
(.mp3, 29 MB)
Posted: July 29, 2011

2010 Bologna Bookfair (.mp3, 10.8 MB)
Posted: June 7, 2010

2009 Bologna Bookfair (.mp3, 10.6 MB)
-on books that evolved from the web; children's letters to Obama; reimagining the classics
Posted
: April 6, 2009

2008 Bologna Bookfair
(.mp3, 21.2 MB)
Posted: June 30, 2008

 




Maria Salvadore - Children's Literature Educator/Author

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 18.4 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://www.readingrockets.org/

 




R.A. & Geno Salvatore - Author, 18 NYT Bestsellers/Co-Author, The Stowaway


Click here for Interview (.mp3, 26.9 MB)

Posted: August 4, 2008


See Also:
http://www.rasalvatore.com/

Geno (left) - R.A. (right)

 




Gyozo Sarkany - President, Society of Hungarian Illustrators

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 12.4 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

 




Jon Scieszka - U.S. Children's Literary Ambassador & Bestselling Author, The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 19.9 MB)

Posted: June 22, 2009

See Also:
http://www.jsworldwide.com

 




Sameer Shariff - Founder & CEO, iPublish Central

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17.3 MB)

Posted: July 29, 2011

See Also:
http://www.ipublishcentral.com

 




Bob Shea - Author/Illustrator, Big Plans

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 12.2 MB)

Posted: January 3, 2009

See Also:
http://www.bobshea.com

 




Umesh Shukla: Chief Operating Officer, Auryn Inc.

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17.6 MB)

Posted: July 29, 2011

See Also:
http://www.auryn.com

 




Beniamino Sidoti, Consultant Children's Division, De Agostini Editore

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 19.4 MB)

Posted: June 15, 2009


See Also:
http://www.deagostinieditore.com

 




Shin, Kyung-Sook &  Moon, Seung Hyun: Representatives of the Korean Publishers Association

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 18.7 MB)

Posted: April 9, 2009


 




David J. Smith - Author, If the World Were a Village (international bestseller) and If America Were a Village

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 16.6 MB)

Posted: June 22, 2009

See Also:
www.mapping.com

 




Lane Smith - Author/Illustrator, The Stinky Cheese Man (Caldecott Honor)

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 16.3 MB)

Posted: January 3, 2009

See Also:
http://www.lanesmithbooks.com

 




Claudia Soeffner - English Language Specialist, International Youth Library

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 14.9 MB)

Posted: June 16, 2009

See Also:
http://www.ijb.de

 




Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly- Author, Maus (Pulitzer Prize), Jack and the Box (TOON) & Art Editor, The New Yorker/Editorial Director, TOON Books


Click here for Interview (.mp3, 26.3 MB)

Posted: February 19, 2009

See Also:
http://www.toon-books.com

 




Mark Teague - Author/Illustrator, Dear Mrs. LaRue, How Do Dinosaurs series

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 10.1 MB)

Posted: January 21, 2010

See Also:
http://www.scholastic.com/titles/authors/teague/

 




Erik Titusson, Director, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 11.8 MB)

Posted: June 15, 2009

See Also:
http://www.alma.se

 




Tiffany Trent - Author, Hallowmere series

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 15.3 MB)

Posted: September 16, 2008


See Also:
http://www.tiffany-trent.com

 




Miroslava Vallova - Head of the International Department, Center for Information on Literature, Slovakia

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 11.4 MB)

Posted: June 7, 2010


See Also:
http://www.litcentrum.sk/en/

 



Monica Weiss - Head of Argentinian Illustrators Exhibition

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 17.1 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

 




Ashley Andersen Zantop - Publisher: Trudy Corporation/Soundprints

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 14.6 MB)

Posted: June 30, 2008

 




Jim Zubkavich - Publisher/Manga Author, Manga

Click here for Interview (.mp3, 13.6 MB)

Posted: March 25, 2009

See Also:
http://www.mangaforkids.com

 



      
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