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Children’s Literature

Ep. 1 – Jabberwalking with Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera

This festival favorite and former U.S. Poet Laureate will teach you everything he knows about being a poet on the move. While his new book is technically for kids, anyone can learn to jabberwalk! With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

Ep. 2 – Utter Fascination: The Art of the Exceptionally Complex Character

Åsa Avdic, Therese Bohman, Carl Frode Tiller, moderated by Laleh Khadivi

Come hear how writers dream up, and then capture on the page, entirely new people who are exceptionally complicated. With the support of the Norway House Foundation, NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco.

Ep. 3 – YES to Girls & Science!

Emily Calandrelli

The “SpaceGal” delivers a new character, Ada, who inspires young readers to ask questions and lean into their curiosity, showing them that scientists and engineers can look just like them!

Ep. 4 – Writers and Artists Whose Books You Love, Part 1: A Picture Book Extravaganza for Kids and Their Adults

Candace Fleming, Cornelia Funke, Gianna Marino, Innosanto Nagara, Dashka Slater, and Eric Rohmann, moderated by Walter Mayes

Calling both children and adults to celebrate the joy of reading. No one’s ever too old to read a great story — even if it’s meant for kids. These stellar picture-book creators share key moments and inspirations from their journeys as visual storytellers.

Ep. 5 – All About Cornelia Funke: Meet and Hear the Beloved Author of Inkheart, The Reckless Series, Lilly and Finn and More

Cornelia Funke

Join beloved children’s author Cornelia Funke, the creator of “Inkheart,” the Reckless series, “Lilly and Finn,” and her latest, “The Book No One Ever Read.” Take part in the debut of this picture book that is sure to become a classic. In collaboration with the Goethe-Institute.