Category Archives: Interviews with Authors and Illustrators

Raising Children Away from Home

White Americans tend to raise children in nuclear families—just parents and kids—but in many cultures and many immigrant groups, extended families are deeply involved. Only One Year, one of our new Spring books, is about a Chinese American family sending their two-year-old boy to live for a year in China, with his grandparents and surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins. In a new BookTalk, author Andrea Cheng talks about the families who inspired her to write this book, as well as cultural differences, siblings, and her own family.

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Christy Hale BookTalks about The East-West House

Christy Hale

Christy Hale

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Ted & Betsy Lewin Studio Video

Ted and Betsy Lewin
Ted and Betsy Lewin

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Exploring Kenya with Lynne Barasch

“I love the freedom of writing fiction. Still, to be believable, fiction has to be grounded in some reality.”

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Painting Demonstration

Illustrator Bill Farnsworth shares a wonderful oil painting demonstration, using Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer as his subject. This painting demonstration shows the skill and attention to detail that goes into illustrating our picture books.

Summer Reading Survey

Some of our authors and illustrators share their memories of summer reading to inspire kids to cool down with a good book on hot summer days.