Sinopsis

Author Chats features enlightening conversations with The Quarto Group’s authors, editors, illustrators, and more.

Episodios

  • Brett Schilke, ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

    Brett Schilke, ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

    08/06/2020 Duración: 16min

    Dig deeper into ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING FOR KIDS with author Brett Schilke! Explore the future through problem solving, design thinking, and engineering in a science-fact world that most parents and kids don’t yet know exists!This adventure takes readers on an epic journey: humans are leaving Earth, arriving at a new planet, and creating the first settlement there, City X. It’s a journey of historic proportions, to a fledgling city on a distant planet, where humanity has a chance to start fresh and design a future that works for everyone. In settling another planet, humans discover a host of challenges, much like those faced on Earth: Challenges related to issues of energy, environment, transportation, security, food, safety, and health. Empowered by design thinking and advanced technology, their problems are to be solved by a vast team of young designers on Earth (your children!).

  • Andy Husbands, THE SMOKE SHOPS BACKYARD BBQ

    Andy Husbands, THE SMOKE SHOP'S BACKYARD BBQ

    25/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Every meal is better with BBQ! Impress your friends, family, and co-workers with recipes from Boston's popular Smoke Shop restaurant. Join Andy Husbands and Will Salazar as they share their secrets in THE SMOKE SHOP'S BACKYARD BBQ.Start off with a classic Backyard Barbecue featuring pulled pork, Twice-Smoked Pulled Chicken, deliciously simple brisket, and New Memphis Ribs. With a selection of the Smoke Shop's favorite sides, drinks, and desserts. It might seem like all you ever needed

  • Kate Hodges, ON A STARRY NIGHT

    Kate Hodges, ON A STARRY NIGHT

    18/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    There's so much to do after dark! Kate Hodges stops by the podcast to tell us about some of the activities families can do together after the sun goes down from her book ON A STARRY NIGHT: FUN THINGS TO MAKE AND DO FROM DUSK UNTIL DAWN.The sun has gone down, but that doesn’t mean that family fun has to come to an end. On A Starry Night is an inspiring collection of 52 things to do, make and play when there’s very little or no natural light, and the evenings feel long and empty.  There’s something incredibly alluring about playing after dark for kids – it feels grown-up, exciting, and a little bit scary.

  • Jessica Sanders, LOVE YOUR BODY

    Jessica Sanders, LOVE YOUR BODY

    11/05/2020 Duración: 22min

    Jessica Sanders, author, advocate, and social worker, stops by to talk about body positivity and self-love with her debut LOVE YOUR BODY: YOUR BODY CAN DO AMAZING THINGS...What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug, and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body. Love Your Body introduces the language of self-love and self-care to help build resilience, while representing and celebrating diverse bodies, encouraging you to appreciate your uniqueness.

  • Liz Lee Heinecke, THE KITCHEN PANTRY SCIENTIST: CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS

    Liz Lee Heinecke, THE KITCHEN PANTRY SCIENTIST: CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS

    04/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Kitchen Pantry Scientist extraordinaire Liz Lee Heinecke stops by the podcast to talk about the first book in the Kitchen Pantry Scientist series, CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS!Replicate a chemical reaction similar to one Marie Curie used to purify radioactive elements! Distill perfume using a method created in ancient Mesopotamia by a woman named Tapputi! Aspiring chemists will discover these and more amazing role models and memorable experiments in Chemistry for Kids, the debut book of The Kitchen Pantry Scientist series.

  • Jennifer McCully, THE GROWN UPS GUIDE TO PAINTING WITH KIDS

    Jennifer McCully, THE GROWN UP'S GUIDE TO PAINTING WITH KIDS

    27/04/2020 Duración: 27min

    Jennifer McCully, creator of THE GROWN UP'S GUIDE TO PAINTING WITH KIDS, gives listeners the inside scoop on how making art can be a family event where everyone has a fun and creative time!Kids of all ages will love pouring paint. You can help too, ensuring family togetherness for hours as you and your children learn to create colorful, abstract art together with The Grown-Up’s Guide to Painting With Kids. Now you can learn the fun, trendy paint pouring technique—and teach your kids to do it too! 

  • Earth Day with Megean Weldon  Linda Ly

    Earth Day with Megean Weldon & Linda Ly

    22/04/2020 Duración: 18min

    On Earth Day we are joined by authors Megean Weldon of AN ALMOST ZERO WASTE LIFE and Linda Ly of THE NO-WASTE VEGETABLE COOKBOOK to talk about how we can all live more sustainably and take a more discerning look at how we eat.

  • Isabel and Caroline Bercaw, GOOD CLEAN BEAUTY

    Isabel and Caroline Bercaw, GOOD CLEAN BEAUTY

    20/04/2020 Duración: 21min

    Teen sisters Isabel and Caroline Bercaw of Da Bomb stop by to talk about their newest book, GOOD CLEAN BEAUTY: 100 NATURAL RECIPES FOR A GLOWING, BEAUTIFUL YOU. And they reveal some secrets about how they manage to juggle being students, entrepreneurs, authors, and more!Good Clean Beauty: Over 100 Natural Recipes for a Glowing, Beautiful You gives readers over 100 super simple beauty and skin care recipes made from common ingredients found in the kitchen pantry. Using only natural ingredients such as cocoa butter, almond oil, essential oils, and oats, you'll know exactly what you're putting onto your face and body. 

  • Jessica Walliser, National Gardening Day!

    Jessica Walliser, National Gardening Day!

    14/04/2020 Duración: 17min

    GARDENER'S GUIDE TO COMPACT PLANTS author and Quarto editor Jessica Walliser joins us on National Gardening Day to talk about ways in which everyone can celebrate the gardens we cultivate! 

  • CaliKim, ORGANIC GARDENING FOR EVERYONE

    CaliKim, ORGANIC GARDENING FOR EVERYONE

    16/03/2020 Duración: 15min

    Organic, family-oriented gardener CaliKim stops by the podcast to talk about her book ORGANIC GARDENING FOR EVERYONE: HOMEGROWN VEGETABLES MADE EASY - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and walks our host through easy steps everyone can take to start their own garden.Loaded with practical advice and step-by-step guidance, Organic Gardening for Everyone takes a very personal and friendly approach to a subject that can be intimidating. It is a first-class primer on organic vegetable gardening, and an inspirational story about how anyone can balance the rigors of gardening with the demands of a modern, family-oriented lifestyle.

  • Jamia Wilson, BIG IDEAS FOR YOUNG THINKERS

    Jamia Wilson, BIG IDEAS FOR YOUNG THINKERS

    27/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    A feminist, author, activist, and all-around brilliant person, Jamia Wilson expertly explores the difficult questions kids ask in our latest podcast episode about Jamia's latest book BIG IDEAS FOR YOUNG THINKERS!What is justice? What is freedom? What is bias? ... And who gets to have big ideas? This book teaches children to think critically and discuss ideas in a world that needs bright young thinkers. Drawing on influences from ancient Greeks right up to modern-day American writers, the idea of philosophy – and who gets to have big ideas – is reimagined.

  • Ana Victoria Calderón, COLOR HARMONY FOR ARTISTS

    Ana Victoria Calderón, COLOR HARMONY FOR ARTISTS

    17/02/2020 Duración: 22min

    Take your watercolor painting to the next level! Listen to our chat with Ana Victoria CAlderón about her newest COLOR HARMONY FOR ARTISTS and get some fresh new ideas.With Color Harmony for Artists: How to transform inspiration into beautiful watercolor palettes and paintings every artist, from beginner to advanced, will be inspired to embrace the creative possibilities of color and paint!

  • Jennifer Miller, CONFIDENT PARENTS, CONFIDENT KIDS

    Jennifer Miller, CONFIDENT PARENTS, CONFIDENT KIDS

    20/01/2020 Duración: 18min

    Interested in becoming a more confident parent? Have a listen to our chat with Jennifer Miller about her book CONFIDENT PARENTS, CONFIDENT KIDS.Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping parents—and the kids they love—hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make wise choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience is thin), and become socially conscious and confident human beings.

  • Tiffany Jewell, THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST

    Tiffany Jewell, THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST

    06/01/2020 Duración: 23min

    We're ringing in 2020 by talking to debut children's book author Tiffany Jewell about THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST!Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.

  • Maegan Brown, BEAUTIFUL BOARDS

    Maegan Brown, BEAUTIFUL BOARDS

    16/12/2019 Duración: 16min

    Ring in the holiday season the best way possible -- with food and books! Maegan Brown, author of BEAUTIFUL BOARDS, stops by to talk about her debut cookbook.Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think a football shape for watching the game and a turkey shape for celebrating Thanksgiving). The variety of foods on each board are great for a group, big or small, and will bring people together through snacking, all while introducing kids to foods they might not normally try. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for every occasion.

  • Christopher Corr, THE LITTLE FIR TREE

    Christopher Corr, THE LITTLE FIR TREE

    26/11/2019 Duración: 15min

    With the holidays just around the bend we are excited to talk to Christopher Corr, illustrator of THE LITTLE FIR TREE, originally written by Hans Christian Anderson.Deep in the forest, there lived a beautiful little fir tree who longed to see the world. When the tree is taken to town at Christmas, it feels like all his dreams have come true. But what will happen the day after? Find out in this beautifully illustrated modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive tale. 

  • Vita Murrow, HIGH-FIVE TO THE HERO

    Vita Murrow, HIGH-FIVE TO THE HERO

    18/11/2019 Duración: 18min

    As a special treat, today we are interviewing Vita Murrow in-house! Vita is the author of HIGH-FIVE TO THE HERO and POWER TO THE PRINCESS.What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords? In this stunning anthology – elegantly presented in a green, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing – 15 favorite fairytales have been retold for a new generation.

  • Travis Elborough, ATLAS OF VANISHING PLACES

    Travis Elborough, ATLAS OF VANISHING PLACES

    04/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Today we are talking to Travis Elborough, author of ATLAS OF VANISHING PLACES: THE LOST WORLDS AS THEY WERE AND AS THEY ARE TODAY.Following the international bestselling success of Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of the Unexpected, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Discover ancient seats of power and long-forgotten civilizations through the Mayan city of Palenque; delve into the mystery of a disappeared Japanese islet; and uncover the incredible hidden sites like the submerged Old Adaminaby, once abandoned but slowly remerging.

  • Lisa Marie Basile, LIGHT MAGIC FOR DARK TIMES

    Lisa Marie Basile, LIGHT MAGIC FOR DARK TIMES

    17/10/2019 Duración: 19min

    Today we welcome Lisa Marie Basile, author of LIGHT MAGIC FOR DARK TIMES: MORE THAN 100 SPELLS, RITUALS, AND PRACTICES FOR COPING IN A CRISIS.When the world around you turns dark, tap into the light. If you're having a hard time finding that light, facing trauma and division, or want to send healing vibes to a friend, the inspired, easy-to-do spells of Light Magic for Dark Times can assist.

  • Kathryn Hulick, STRANGE BUT TRUE

    Kathryn Hulick, STRANGE BUT TRUE

    01/10/2019 Duración: 18min

    For our very first episode our host talks to debut trade author Kathryn Hulick. Kathryn created the book STRANGE BUT TRUE: 10 OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERIES EXPLAINED, illustrated by Gordy Wright.Prepare to have your mind blown! As you explore ten of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries, you'll witness a UFO encounter, search for the lost city of Atlantis, tour a haunted house and discover the kraken's true form. Along the way, you'll use the scientific method and sharp thinking to separate fact from fiction and explain the unexplainable.

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