BookHounds Invites: David LaRochelle, Celebrating Parents, Kids and Books

BookHounds invited David LaRochelle, author of Monster & Son, to our “studio” for an interview. Monster & Son was released on April 12, 2016 and we love it.

We were so excited to have him read his book (with permission from Chronicle Books) and talk what it’s like to be an author.  We also chatted about great books!  His newest book was just released in December 2018 , The Isle of You.


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BookHounds Invites Show Notes

What were some of the most exciting authorial moments?
(I’m pretty sure I just made that word up)

What is it like to be an author?

What have you done as an illustrator?

How would you encourage kids (or really anyone) to pursue and continue in their creativity?

Books and  References 

Monster & Son

It’s a Tiger! Our BookHounds Show that featured It’s a Tiger.  Check it out for fun ideas of different activities to do with your kids together as a family. 

But Not the Hippopotamus (Boynton on Board)

Arlo’s ARTrageous Adventure!: 50 Flaps to Flip

Donna Erickson’s Rainy Day Fun Book (Prime Time Family Series)

Minnesota’s Hidden Alphabet

Picture That! Halloween Puzzles

Detective Dave’s Mad Mysteries

Sid Fleischman Humor Award

The Whipping Boy

Mr. Mysterious & Company (Beech Tree Chapter Books)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Sign of the Beaver

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Books of Wonder)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Just a few of David’s Favorite Picture Books

Rattletrap Car

Roller Coaster
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback)

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)



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