Billie Levy Children’s Book Interviews

Video streams of interviews with children’s book authors, illustrators and collectors conducted by Billie Levy. Originally broadcast on West Hartford cable television as episodes of “Children’s Books: Their Creators and Collectors.”

This project was made possible by the generosity of Susan Aller of West Hartford, in honor of Billie M. Levy. Ms. Aller is the author of more than a dozen biographies for young people, including the stories of J. M. Barrie, Florence Nightingale, George Eastman, Louisa May Alcott, and Mary Jemison. She has worked as a magazine editor in New York City, and her essays on a variety of topics have appeared in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Ms. Aller is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and lived for extended periods in Spain and France, before coming to Connecticut in 1979. As a collector of antique children’s books, she has been an active supporter of the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. She participates weekly in a long-standing writers’ group and is a member of the Saturday Morning Club of Hartford, a women’s writing group founded in 1876. Ms. Aller is the mother of two married sons and has six grandchildren.

You can read a biography of Billie Levy here.

Barbara McClintock. A Child’s Garden of Verses. July 14, 2011.

Barbara McClintock. October 29, 2009.

Bob Brindamour. Series Books. February 1997.

Dana Meachen Rau. A Star in My Orange. December 14, 2010.

David Johnson. 2007.

Don Carter and Bill Thomson. Chalk. March 9, 2011.

Edna Ledgard. Burmese Folk Tales. July 1, 2000.

Janet Lawler

Janet Lawler. Tyrannoclaus. December 14, 2009.

Joan Horton. Halloween Hoots and Howls. October 19, 2010.

Kat Lyons. CT Center for the Book. October 24, 2002.

Murray Tinkelman. May 24, 2011.

Natalie Babbitt: Tuck Everlasting. 2002.

Pegi Deitz Shea and Iris Van Rybach. The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story about Suffrage. November 9, 2010.

Pegi Deitz Shea. Noah Webster: Weaver of Words. March 2010.

Steven Kellogg. Pinkerton, Behave! October 1994.

Susan Bivin Aller. On the Erie Canal. February 8, 2011.

Wendell & Florence Minor: Reaching for the Moon. September 24, 2009.

Wendell Minor. September 2002.

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