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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 podcast with author Christina Soontornvat

Feb 13, 2020

Christina lists her favorite books


Feb 13, 2020

Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark, The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe!, and All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, talks to Candlewick Press about her childhood, her travels to Thailand, and the connection between her deep love of fantasy and her career in science...

Additional show notes for our episode with author Kate DiCamillo

Mar 7, 2019

Mar 7, 2019

Kate DiCamillo, author of Louisiana’s Way Home, the Mercy Watson series, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and more, talks to Candlewick Press about her relentless pursuit to become a writer, rejection, the Newbery Medal (twice!), and the raccoon that hangs out above her bedroom skylight.

Additional show notes for our episode with author Meg Medina

Oct 11, 2018

  1. In this Five Questions (Plus One) video, Meg talks about her first writing experience with her third-grade teacher, Mrs. Zuckerman.


Meg Medina recording her podcast episode at the Candlewick Press offices.