Charise Mericle Harper is the bestselling author and illustrator of many children’s books, including the Just Grace series, the Fashion Kitty series, and the Next Best Junior Chef series. She called in for a fun chat about her latest, So Embarrassing: Awkward Moments and How to Get Through Them.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Julian Lennon called in to talk about his new children’s book, “Touch the Earth.” We discussed the book’s positive environmental message, his faith in children to help take care of the planet, his White Feather Foundation, and how this book came from a very special and personal experience.
Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton are the co-authors of the best-selling “A Very Fairy Princess” series, the latest of which is “Attitude of Gratitude.” We discussed sharing the love of reading, why this isn’t your typical fairy princess, who they picture when writing the book, and the timeless illustrations that delighted my little daughter.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Taylor Barton is an accomplished singer-songwriter and the author of a new children’s book, “Pedro ‘n’ Pip,” that not only has a strong environmental message, but also an original musical soundtrack, on which Taylor collaborated with her husband, legendary guitarist G.E. Smith. We discussed why she chose a combination of music and narrative to reach kids with her message, as well how the book was inspired by being on tour with Bob Dylan — and what Bob might think about being portrayed in the book as a Rock and Roll Octopus!Follow @bigwakeupcall