children's book

The Curious Critters book series goes under the sea

Jun 26, 2015

David FitzSimmons is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer whose work has been featured in various magazines and his children’s book series, Curious Critters, just expanded with the release of Curious Critters: Marine.

His name is Failure... Timmy Failure... and his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame.

From the New York Times best-selling author Stephan Pastis comes Timmy Failure: We Meet Again - the  third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.

In a new, Big Easy variation on the classic tale of the gingerbread man, New Orleans native and current Cincinnati resident Keila Dawson has written her first children’s book, The King Cake Baby, introducing young audiences to the city and traditions that make New Orleans great, and she's with Lee Hay.

Barbara Gray has a conversation with acclaimed children’s author and poet Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, about his upcoming public appearances at Thomas More College and Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills.

Local author and illustrator Loren Long stops by to talk with Barbara Gray about the newest addition to his “Otis” series of children’s books, Otis and the Scarecrow.

Dr. John Hutton & Leah Busch, owners of Madisonville’s Blue Manatee bookstore, have now written their own children’s book, Your Red Shoes, and they join Barbara Gray to talk about where the idea came from and how their collaboration works.

Note: This interview originally aired on July 18, 2014

  He created the conceptual characters for the Disney/Pixar's feature films Toy Story and A Bug's Life; he’'s an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from William Joyce, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio MOONBOT Studios, comes The NUMBERLYS, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book’'s heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. William Joyce talks about his work and latest book.

Local children’s author Michele Wright has created a series of four books based on the seasons in order to share the magic of nature with her young readers. As she tells our Kelly Blewett, most of the photos illustrating these books are local scenes including the Cincinnati Zoo, Miami Whitewater Forest and more.

  C is for “Clang,” E is for “Eek,” and Y is for “Yoink” in the fun new book from author and bestselling illustrator Adam F. Watkins, R IS FOR ROBOT: A Noisy Alphabet. The key word in the title of this alphabet book is noisy,” as a team of robots constructs each letter of the alphabet using cranes, pulleys, hammers and drills. The robots get the job done, but none too quietly - a fact that will delight young readers and lucky adults who get to read along with them. Adam Watkins joins us to talk about his work and career.

Cincinnati’s Loren Long, acclaimed author and illustrator, came by our studio to talk with Barbara Gray about An Otis Christmas, the latest installment of his Otis series of children’s books.

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