The BiblioFiles

Dig a little deeper into the books you love to read with The BiblioFiles, our illuminating interviews with children's book authors! From award-winning bestsellers to books you might not have heard of (but should definitely check out), listen to what the authors have to say about their creations!

Webcasts and transcripts of the program are available in our audio archive. The interviews are also available as podcasts.

BiblioFiles host Dana Sheridan won the New Jersey Center for the Book’s Miss Rumphius Award. This award honors educators who are stellar at spreading ideas and creative literacy programming via the internet. Way to go Dr. Dana!

Atinuke .
Premiere date: July 20, 2013

Author of the Anna Hibiscus series, as well as The No. 1 Car Spotter.

Family, Art and Words
Premiere date: May 16, 2023

An interview with the artists who illustrated Toni and Slade Morrison's children's books.

M.T. Anderson
Premiere date: February 5, 2011

Author of the Norumbegan Quartet, which begins with The Game of Sunken Places.

Tracey Baptiste
Premiere date: February 20, 2016

Author of The Jumbies.

Team Tolo interviewed by Betsy Bird
Premiere date: December 20, 2022

An interview with the creative team behind Tolo, an original choose your own path virtual adventure

Jeanne Birdsall
Premiere date: April 17, 2010

Author of The Penderwicks and its sequel, The Penderwicks of Gardam Street.

Tom Bodett
Premiere date: February 4, 2012

Author of Williwaw! and Norman Tuttle on the Last Frontier.

Pseudonymous Bosch
Premiere date: October 1, 2011

Author of The Secret Series, which begins with The Name of This Book is Secret.

Nidhi Chanani
Premiere date: October 5, 2018

Author of the graphic novel, Pashmina.

Platte F. Clark
Premiere date: May 24, 2014

Author of Bad Unicorn, and its sequel, Fluff Dragon.

Sharon Creech
Premiere date: July 19, 2014

Author of Walk Two Moons, Ruby Holler, The Wanderer, Love that Dog, and The Boy on the Porch.

Christine Day
Premiere date: April 26, 2022

Author of I Can Make This Promise and The Sea in Winter.

Joseph Delaney
Premiere date: April 18, 2009

Author of the Last Apprentice series.

Tony DiTerlizzi
Premiere date: May 24, 2019

Author and illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles and the WondLa trilogy.

Lissa Evans
Premiere date: May 16, 2015

Author of Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms and its sequel, Horten’s Incredible Illusions.

Kat Falls
Premiere date: September 21, 2013

Author of Dark Life and its sequel, Rip Tide.

From Folklore to Fantasy
Premiere date: May 7, 2021

A conversation with authors Sayantani DasGupta and Roshani Chokshi.

Candace Fleming
Premiere date: February 1, 2014

Author of award-winning biographies, which include Ben Franklin's Almanac, Our Eleanor, The Lincolns and Amelia Lost.

Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Premiere date: April 22, 2017

Author of Moving Target, Return Fire, and historical novels A Thunderous Whisper and The Red Umbrella.

Nadia Hashimi
Premiere date: December 1, 2020

Author of The Sky at Our Feet and One Half From the East.

S.E. Hinton
Premiere date: November 7, 2015

Author of The Outsiders, Rumblefish, Tex, and Taming the Star Runner.

Victoria Jamieson
Premiere date: May 11, 2021

Author and illustrator of When Stars Are Scattered and Roller Girl.

Norton Juster
Premiere date: May 14, 2016

Author of the legendary book, The Phantom Tollbooth.

Jacqueline Kelly
Premiere date: November 21, 2009

Author of Newbery Honor book, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.

Christine Kendall
Premiere date: November 16, 2021

Author of Riding Chance and The True Definition of Neva Beane.

Martin Kratt
Premiere date: January 10, 2015

Co-host of the popular PBS Kids animated series Wild Kratts.

Lois Lowry
Premiere date: November 4, 2016

Author of 45 books and recipient of two Newbery medals.

Wendy Mass
Premiere date: May 30, 2009

Author of A Mango-Shaped Space and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.

Victoria McKernan
Premiere date: April 28, 2012

Author of Shackleton's Stowaway.

Sarah Miller
Premiere date: January 19, 2013

Author of Miss Spitfire and The Lost Crown.

Ellen Oh
Premiere date: April 23, 2024

Author of Finding Junie Kim and the Spirit Hunters series.

Kenneth Oppel
Premiere date: February 7, 2009

Author of the award-winning Silverwing series.

Philip Pullman
Premiere date: September 20, 2014

Author of multiple award-winning books, including The Sally Lockhart Mysteries and The Golden Compass.

Adam Rex
Premiere date: March 30, 2021

Author and illustrator of The True Meaning of Smekday.

Jewell Parker Rhodes
Premiere date: March 6, 2020

Author of Towers Falling, Ghost Boys and the Louisiana Girls' Trilogy.

Marie Rutkoski
Premiere date: March 5, 2011

Author of the Kronos Chronicles, a series which includes the books The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe.

Brandon Sanderson
Premiere date: October 3, 2009

Author of the Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians series.

Kevin Sands
Premiere date: September 15, 2017

Author of the Blackthorn Key Adventures.

Gary Schmidt
Premiere date: September 15, 2012

Author of many books, including The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now.

Jeff Smith
Premiere date: May 4, 2013

Creator of the epic comic, BONE.

Rebecca Stead
Premiere date: December 17, 2011

Author of When You Reach Me, which won the Newbery Medal in 2010.

Trenton Lee Stewart
Premiere date: October 2, 2010

Author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series.

Shaun Tan
Premiere date: July 28, 2020

Author of Cicada and The Bird King.

Kaye Umansky
Premiere date: February 6, 2010

Author of the fantastic Solomon Snow series

Jacqueline West
Premiere date: March 21, 2023

Author of The Books of Elsewhere series.

Maiya Williams
Premiere date: December 4, 2010

Author of The Golden Hour series.

Kat Yeh
Premiere date: March 29, 2019

Author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie and The Way to Bea.

Victoria Ying
Premiere date: August 2, 2022

Creator of City of Secrets and City of Illusion.

BiblioFiles theme music: "A Go Go" by John Scofield, from his album, A Go Go (Polygram Records).

Many thanks to sound engineer Dan Kearns at the Princeton University Broadcast Center!