Earlier this month, I was a guest on Children’s Book Insider‘s Kidlit Social, hosted by Laura Backes.

The entire video of our conversation is available above, and here’s the description from Children’s Book Insider’s YouTube channel:

From https://writeforkids.org it’s the Kidlit Social, episode #79. In this edition, Laura welcomes Chris Barton, author of 23 books including the New York Times Bestseller Shark vs. Train. Chris will discuss a vitally important topic: How authors can actively support libraries, teachers and free expression in the classroom.

He’ll also offer 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.

Laura’s a terrific interviewer, and I appreciated the chance to talk about my writing, my books, and lots of other aspects of being an author of books for young readers. Enjoy!