Children’s Books

Harry Potter
11.11.2001

The pint-sized wizard harry Potter has conquered the book world, and it’s not just kids who love him.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, what’s behind Harry Potter’s popularity.  Also, acclaimed author Katherine Paterson (pronounced Patterson) on the emotional lives of children.  And the magic of great picture books.

  1. Katherine Paterson on the Fears of Childhood

    Children’s author Katherine Paterson tells Steve Paulson that too many people deny the emotional reality of childhood.  Her books are popular because she recognizes the fears children face.

    0
    No votes yet
  2. Harry Potter Roundtable

    To mark the opening of the movie version of “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” an exploration of the phenomenal popularity of the Harry Potter books.

    0
    No votes yet
  3. Christopher Paul Curtis on Historical Fiction for Children

    Christopher Paul Curtis tells Judith Strasser why he writes historical fiction, and how he moved from hanging doors on a factory floor to becoming a writer.

    0
    No votes yet
  4. Kevin Henkes, Uri Shulevitz, and Barbara Barstow on Picture Books

    A discussion of what makes a successful children’s picture book.  Participants include: Kevin Henkes, Uri Shulevitz, and Barbara Barstow.

    0
    No votes yet