For many of us, our very first book wasn’t one that we read ourselves—it was one read to us, the pages pawed by grubby hands eager to flip back to a favorite illustration. The very best children’s books combine a good story—however simple—with enchanting illustrations that can spark a love for reading, writing, art—or all three. Elizabeth Lilly, the author-illustrator of a new book for children called Let Me Fix You a Plate, joins us on the podcast to talk about the process of inviting the littlest readers into a new world.
Go beyond the episode:
- Elizabeth Lilly’s Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens and Geraldine
- Read Scholar assistant editor Jayne Ross’s list of “10 Classic Books for Cooped-Up Kids” and her ode to the late Beverly Cleary
- The science of how children learn to read, from linguist and Scholar contributing editor Jessica Love
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