Grace was thrilled to get children's book author Mac Barnett on the podcast to talk about picture books, the struggle for writers to feel "successful", and why kids are the best audience for creative risk takers.
Special thanks to Mac's assistant Marina for helping us make this interview happen!
- Leo A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett (illustrated by Christian Robinson)
- Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett (illustrated by Jon Klassen)
- The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
- The Known World by Edward P. Jones
- The Once and Future King by T.H, White
- Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
- The Golden Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
- They All Saw It by Margaret Wise Brown
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Other cool things mentioned:
Find out more about Mac Barnett:
He didn't mention it, but you should check out his Ted Talk: Why a good book is a secret door. We're all about it.
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