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Are you a teacher who needs 'book extenders' for your classroom? Or are you an aspiring children's writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got published? Or you're already published and want to hear from booksellers, agents, and editors? Maybe you simply need a great book recommendation for the children in your life? Brain Burps About Books is the show author/illustrator Katie Davis hosts - a fun (true), funny (hopefully), informative (totally), and globe-trotting (sort of) show about everything kidlit. SLJ blogger and New York Public children's librarian Betsy Bird will round out every show with her regular review, Bird Bytes. You're going to love this show so much you'll want to marry it.

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So, you have a story you think would make a great picture book. You're an illustrator, too . . . or not. Either way, you have no idea how to submit your picture book to a publisher. Okay, you know where the post office is, - you just can't... more

ComicCon Smackdown! BabyMouse vs. The Lunch Lady!

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ComicCon Smackdown! BabyMouse vs. The Lunch Lady!Today is the BabyMouse/Lunch LadySmackdown on the radio version ofBrain Burps About Books! Listen live at 4pm EDT. ComicCon gets underway in less than a week,... more

It's the BabyMouse/Lunch Lady Smackdown! ComicCon gets underway in less than a week, and I thought this would be the perfect time for a show with Jenni Holm, author of the hugely popular graphic novel series, BabyMouse, and Jarett... more

If you have ever partied like a rock star then you probably have been to ALA and know that librarians can party. Yes, you heard me. I may be biased, as when I meet a librarian (or a teacher, for that matter) I exclaim, "My PEEPS!" like a... more

Poet and children's writer Susan Taylor Brown will tell the amazing story about how she discovered that the father who had abandoned her as a child left her with family members she never knew she had - siblings. It was through the April... more

Author/illustrator Peter Reynolds is the guy who illustrates the hugely popular Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. He also wrote and illustrated the picture book The Dot as well as one of my favorites, Ish, among others.He's started an... more

Peter Reynolds On Brain Burps About Books Today!

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Ever want to ask author/illustrator Peter Reynolds a question? Call him today at 4pm at (646) 595-4478. He's the guy who illustrates the hugely popularJudy Moody series by Megan McDonald. He also wrote and illustrated the picture... more

Today on the show I will have New York Times Bestselling author of The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn. Her new book is called Chester Raccoon and the Acorn of Memories. We’ll also speak to Brenda Ferber, author of Julia’s Kitchen, which... more

How do you help a child who has to deal with death?

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Well, I started this radio series with Hope Vestergaard, author of Potty Animals and we had a lot of fun laughing at our unavoidable yet clever potty humor jokes – they were! They were very sophisticated.But now I’m making a sharp turn as... more
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