Family & Lifestyle

Reading Aloud, Creating Picture Book Art

Worlds Awaiting
  • Mar 11, 2017 7:00 pm
  • 29:12

Reading Aloud (3:37) Listening to someone reading a story out loud can be magical. When done well, it can transport us to another world. Reading aloud might be with a child at bedtime, with a friend or spouse, or in groups. Our guest today, Rob Eckman, reads aloud on a regular basis to children during Story Time at the Kings English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. Eckman is known as “the genius storyteller,” “emperor of the kids’ room,” and, “best wearer of the Dr. Seuss Story hat.” Whatever you call him, he’s clearly in his element when reading aloud at the King’s English Bookshop, where he also serves as the Marketing Manager. Rob talks with Cole Wissinger, a member of our Worlds Awaiting team.    Creating Picture Book Art (16:14) Next on Worlds Awaiting, a visit with illustrator/author Julie Olson. Olson has illustrated many books, including Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea, Dear Cinderella by Marianne Moore and Mary Jane Kensington, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London. Julie Olson also has an interactive website that offers tips for aspiring writers, young and old – from learning how to draw, to keeping business records. She also talks about the variety of mediums she works in to create her picture book illustrations. Book Review (25:53) We finish up the show today with a book review from Kim Christensen, Teen Librarian at the Springville Public Library in Utah. Christensen introduces a young adult novel entitled Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.