Eric Bennett, “Noodles’ and Albie’s Birthday Surprise” (Penguin Place, 2016)
It’s the special holiday edition of New Books in Children’s Literature! Today I’m talking with Eric Bennett, a renowned children’s author and penguin wheeler-dealer (you’ll have to listen to the interview…). We’ll be talking about Noodles’ and Albie’s Birthday Surprise (Penguin Place, 2016), the latest in the “Noodles and Albie”... Read More
Steve Sheinkin, “The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights” (Roaring Brook, 2014)
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back... Read More
Noel Brown, “The Children’s Film: Genre, Nation and Narrative” (Wallflower Press, 2017)
Noel Brown is a film and television scholar at Liverpool Hope University. His research has focused on Hollywood and British cinema (classical and contemporary), family entertainment, children’s culture and animation. His first three books were published by I.B. Tauris and include, The Hollywood Family Film: from Shirley Temple to Harry... Read More
A Discussion with Leigh Hobbs, Australia’s Children’s Laureate
Though he works across a wide range of artistic mediums Leigh Hobbs is best known for the children’s books he has written and illustrated featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, Mr. Badger, The Freaks in 4F and Mr. Chicken. These funny, irreverent, somewhat anarchic characters have... Read More
Interview with Aksel Koie, CEO of Step in Books
Aksel Koie, CEO of Step In Books, based in Copenhagen and founded in 2014, discusses the design and technology behind his Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award winning app, Mur. This is the second year Step in Books has won this prestigious international prize. Mur is a beautiful, interactive, musical app that... Read More
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