On this episode, Laura welcomes Chris Barton, author of 23 books including the New York Times Bestseller Shark vs. Train. Chris discusses a vitally important topic: How authors can actively support libraries, teachers and free expression in the classroom.


He also offers tips for writing compelling fiction and nonfiction picture books, and share insights into the creation of his newest books Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates, How to Make a Book (About My Dog) and Fire Truck vs. Dragon.





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Chris Barton’s published works:  https://chrisbarton.info/books.html


Chris’s author newsletter  https://conta.cc/3aEzvhL


YouTube show “This One’s Dedicated to…” (with Chris and his wife Jennifer Ziegler)



Website for his wife, children’s author Jennifer Ziegler https://jenniferziegler.com/


Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers  https://www.canscaip.org 


Rising Stars Picture Book Mentorship https://www.pbrisingstars.com/



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