Picture Book Buzz: An Interview with Kate Banks

Maria Marshall interviewed Kate about How to Find an Elephant today: “Who hasn’t missed something “right before their eyes?” That clue to a friend’s feelings, the thing you’re missing and just set down – somewhere, or perhaps that opportunity that you just didn’t see. When I first saw the cover, I fell in love with How to…

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Interview with Jules Kirkus on City Cat

A great interview with Kate about City Cat has been published on KirkusReviews.com today. Here’s an excerpt: “Kate Banks strikes me as an author who doesn’t like to sit still—in more ways than one. Not only has she traveled extensively, as you’ll read below, but she’s the author of nearly 40 picture books and novels…

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Interview with Cooperative Children Book’s Center

Q 1) In The Night Worker, the young protagonist, Alex, has an experience that can be interpreted literally or as a dream – did you envision one or the other as you wrote the book? When I wrote The Night Worker I envisioned Alex’s visit to the construction site as a very real outing with his father. The…

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Interview with Jules Kirkus

Q 1) Tell us about City Cat. In 1988 I married an Italian and moved to Rome where my two sons were born–and the idea for City Cat. Rome is teeming with stray cats and I couldn’t help but admire how they masterfully maneuvered through the city streets scavenging for food and comfort. When my…

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Interview with Melissa Buron, “The Author Next Door”

Q 1) Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I grew up in Maine and graduated from Wellesley College and Columbia University. I worked in the children’s book department of Alfred A. Knopf, and at the National Geographic Society before moving to Rome in 1988 where I lived for 9 years….

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Interview with Fox

Q 1)  Where idea of FOX come from? The idea for FOX came to me  several years ago when I was talking with Christine Baker from Gallimard.  Her daughter had just left for a six month journey far from home.  It got me thinking about how life is composed of a series of separations and…

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Interview for Books and Writing

Writer Sherryl Clark asked Kate to talk about her career as a children’s book writer. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation: “Several years ago, I visited Menton, in France, and Kate Banks graciously agreed to meet with me and be interviewed. I had a lovely morning, talking to her and looking at all her beautiful…

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Interview with Follett’s

Q 1)  How did you come up with your book, ERASERHEADS? What I remember about the ERASERHEADS is that the idea came to me in the car on the way home from the Bologna Book Fair a few years back.  It just popped into my head and I cried aloud, “The Eraserheads!”  I had no…

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Interview with Miss Marple’s Musings

Kate recently spoke with Miss Marple’s Musings, a blog about the publishing industry. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation: “Kate has been writing pretty much all her life, but was published first at 24. She has gone on to publish well over 30 books (a list can be found here) for children, teens and adults,…

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