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Candlewick Press Presents is a new audio podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books! To celebrate Candlewick Press’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we sat down with local authors and illustrators of picture books, board books, and middle-grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction to discuss their journeys into the world of children’s publishing.

Additional show notes for our episode with author Annie Cardi

Jul 27, 2017

Annie Cardi at the Candlewick...


Jul 27, 2017

Annie Cardi, author of The Chance You Won’t Return, talks to Candlewick Press about the literary value of YA books, her time as a Candlewick intern, and the importance of social media. Annie also opens up about the sea captain who has been squatting in the home she shares with her...


Jul 20, 2017

Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, co-editors of Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories and Monstrous Affections, talk to Candlewick Press about how (not) to apply for a bookstore job and working with fellow author M. T. Anderson. They also give readers the scoop on the most epic New Year’s...


Additional show notes for our episode with illustrator Jannie Ho

Jul 13, 2017

  1. Jannie finally gets to dress her baby as a chicken for Halloween!
  2. Jannie shares the ultimate immigrant story.
  3. Jannie’s daughter inspires her to create a mockup of The Fart Parade.


Jul 13, 2017

Jannie Ho, illustrator of the Violet Rose activity books series, the Tiny Tab Books, and the forthcoming Halloween ABC board book, talks to Candlewick Press about what it’s like to work with our London-based imprint Nosy Crow. She also chats about farts and her love of food . . . but not simultaneously. If you’re...