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Patrick McBriarty

Writer, Author, & Bridge Historian, PTM Werks Inc. in Chicago

Bridges and Books

PRESENTED ON JUN 02, 2015
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 34

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Picture books

BY KANAKO USUI
@ VOL 72 ON APR 21, 2010

Kanako Usui - children's book author/illustrator - about her work and passions. And a bedtime story for you! www.kanakousui.com
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From Concept to Completion

BY JOSH ALVES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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Books for Syria

BY SHADA EL SAYED
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.

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My Life In Books: A Reader's Journey

BY SPENCER WILSON
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 06, 2015

Spencer Wilson takes on an autobiographical journey through his life in books.

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The Subversive Duck

BY ANNETTE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Librarian Annette Williams reveals the subversive duck, lurking in a children's book near you!

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Making Kids' Books

BY LISA JAHN-CLOUGH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Lisa Jahn-Clough is an author and illustrator of over twenty books for children and young adults. She shares with us her path to becoming an illustrator of Children's books, including a look at her process and inspirations.

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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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Books and Buildings

BY FELICITY BRISTOW
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Felicity Bristow talks to us about her love for drawing, architecture and books.

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The Magical Mystical Picture Book

BY KATHI APPELT
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Noted children's book author, Kathi Appelt, talks about how, on its face, a picture book is a perfect blend of text and art, but if it’s done really well, it transcends both. It contains inestimable power.