Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rock Stars of Reading

In November 2008, the Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast set out on a six-day road trip to live, eat, socialize, paint and read with children’s book creators. How cool is that?
Producers Andrea Ross and Mark Blevis and their two daughters, Lucy (9) and Bayla (7), lived by a tight schedule of studio visits, lunches, dinners, round table discussions and gallery visits. The trip was video and audio recorded and has been produced as a series of documentary video and audio programs. I watched a snippet of an interview with Richard Michelson. I have never heard of him before, but after listening to him speak, I will be hunting down some of his books. In his interview, he shows the work that goes into the writing of a 32 page book. Pretty amazing.

This site is fantastic-- chock full of book reviews via podcast. It's worth a look for you and your students.