PB&J EP 4: Melissa Manlove & Deborah Hopkinson

“Interview‌ ‌with‌ ‌Author‌ ‌Deborah Hopkinson and Editor Melissa Manlove”‌ ‌


Episode‌ ‌summary:‌ ‌ ‌

Today Kelly interviews author of 50 picture books Deborah Hopkinson, and Chronicle editor Melissa Manlove.  The pair worked on the recently released book “Butterflies Belong Here” which is a sequel to “Follow the Moon” a social justice book about sea turtles.  The books focus on how children can take action in their communities to help the environment in accessible ways. ‌

Topics‌ ‌discussed‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode:‌ ‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌1‌ ‌Introduction‌ ‌to‌ ‌the guests ‌[0:29]‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌2‌ ‌Why  did you get into children’s publishing? ‌[1:37]‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌3‌ ‌What are your work routines? ‌[3:20]‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌4‌  ‌”Butterflies Belong Here” ‌[6:04]‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌5‌  ‌Power of Pollinator Gardens ‌[9:40]‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌6‌  ‌What is the goal of this book?‌[11:08]‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌7‌  ‌Advice to parents. ‌[15:07] ‌ ‌

-Topic‌ ‌8‌  ‌Editing Process ‌[22:32]‌ ‌

 ‌-Topic 9 What do you look for in a great picture book? [27:13]

-Topic 10 The power of purchasing [32:15]

Resources‌ ‌and‌ ‌Creators‌ ‌mentioned‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode:‌ ‌

1-‌ ‌”Follow the Moon Home” Deborah Hopkinson & Phillipe Cousteau Jr.

2-”Butterflies Belong Here” Deborah Hopkinson & Meilo So

3-”We are the Water Protectors” Carole Lindstrom

4- “Magnificent Homespun Brown” Samara Cole Doyan

5- “Lift” Min Lee

5- “The King and Kayla” Series Dori Hillestead Butler

6-”All He Knew” Helen Frost ‌

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