Books Alive! with Matt de la Pena

Matt de la Pena is one of my favorite young adult writers. Matt gives our boys and young men a place to feel in his coming of age stories often set in the Latino community. His latest book, The Living, is a sic-fi action adventure...

Books Alive! Patricia MacLachlan

Before there was Books Alive!, Barb had a show called Parent-Teacher Connection. In today’s episode, Barb sits down with Patricia MacLachlan and we explore her amazing series Sarah Plain and Tall and her latest contributions to the world of children’s...

Books Alive! with Ann Brashares

Bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and now with her latest book, Three Willows, she writes the journeys of teenaged girls as they struggle with self-image, boys, and their families. Beloved by middle schoolers and up. (Original air date: June...

Books Alive! with Susan Cooper

What a privilege to interview one of the greatest voices of our times. She wrote the THE DARK IS RISING series of five books and most recently the historical fiction novel, GHOST HAWK, set in Puritan America. (Original air date: December...