August 14, 2004 NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Weekend Edition ambassador to the world of kiddie literature, Daniel Pinkwater, about a book written by Arlo Guthrie and illustrated by Alice M. Brock (of Alice's Restaurant fame). The book is called Mooses Come Walking.
February 14, 2004 The book Slithery Jake takes a family on a comic hunt for a missing pet snake. Rose-Marie Provencher wrote the tale for young readers, with vivid illustrations by Abby Carter. Daniel Pinkwater joins NPR's Scott Simon to read aloud from the book.
December 20, 2003 NPR's ambassador to children's literature, Daniel Pinkwater, brings in the latest book by one of his favorite author/illustrator, D.B. Johnson. Henry Climbs a Mountain is the third in a series of books featuring a bear based on naturalist Henry David Thoreau. Pinkwater says it might be the best picture book he's ever read.
April 12, 2003 One of the most enduring fairy tale motifs is that of a beautiful princess confined high up in a tower. In The Red Wolf, a new book by Margaret Shannon, that princess is named Roselupin, and she passes the time by knitting and plotting her escape. Daniel Pinkwater, NPR's ambassador to the world of children's literature, joins NPR's Scott Simon to read from the book.
December 21, 2002 Host Scott Simon and Daniel Pinkwater, Weekend Edition ambassador to the world of children's literature, discuss and read from two books for children, Another Perfect Day by Ross MacDonald and Yellow Umbrella by Jae-Soo Liu. Yellow Umbrella comes with a music CD composed Dong Il Sheen to play while reading the book.