Books Alive!

From 2006 until 2014, Barb interviewed dozens of famous authors and scientists as the host of her cable TV show, Books Alive! in partnership with the Howard County Public School System in Howard County,  Maryland.   The Books Alive! interviews offer unique glimpses into the minds and lives of some of the most respected and iconic childrens’ book authors as well as one of America’s female astronauts and a renowned astrophysicist.

Books Alive! with Lois Lowry

Number the Stars and The Giver are two of Lois Lowry's amazing books and both won her a Newbery Award. She has also written the delightful Gooney Bird Greene series, the Anastasia books, and more.

Books Alive! with Laurie Halse Anderson

Her book Chains was nominated for a National Book Award and her novel, Speak, is read by millions. Laurie Halse Anderson is one of the foremost voices writing for young adults and has some terrific picture books for younger...

Books Alive! with Katherine Paterson

Newbery Award winning author, Katherine Paterson, joins Barb to talk about The Bridge To Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Our White House, and her philosophy of writing books for children.

Books Alive! with Jon and Pam Voelkel

If you've already caught the bug for mythological adventures, then here's the perfect book for you. Only this time we're up against the Aztec world. Great humor and action/adventure for 9-13 year olds.

Books Alive! with James Dashner

Author of fast-paced action/adventure books for ages 10-15, James Dashner has burst onto the scene of young adult literature with his books, The Maze Runner and the Thirteenth Reality series.

Books Alive! with Shannon Hale

Writing some of the best fantasy adventure books for girls and a Newbery Honor Award winner, Shannon Hale is at the top of the list for 10-15 year olds.

Books Alive! with Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine won legions of fans with Ella Enchanted and kept them coming back with Ever, Fairest, and her Princess Tales. She talks about her writing process.