Interview with Esme Raji Codell

Saturday, October 13, 2007.

Welcome to Planet EsmeAuthor and certified Readiologist(TM), Esme Raji Codell has so many children’s books in her collection that she and her husband decided to give the books their own home. The result is something Esme calls the Gingerbread Apartment of Planet Esme, the manifestation of the website

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with Esme Raji Codell about Planet Esme, her efforts to help educate people about great children’s books, and her thoughts on what children’s books can do to change the world.

You can read more about The Gingerbread House of Planet Esme here


Comment by Mark Kasbo

July 20, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

Esme Raji Codell is a great author, what an interview.

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Comment by Jen Robinson

October 14, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

Thanks for a great interview, Mark and Esme. Esme, I hope to one day see your dreams realized, both for the book studio building and museum and the de-segregation of education. Children’s books make me hopeful, too. Thanks for an inspiring talk.

Comment by Heidi Estrin

November 6, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

What a treat to hear this interview with one of my favorite people! I adore everything about Esme. I can’t wait to see the gingerbread apartment grow up to become a whole gingerbread castle!

Comment by Rachael Ramsingh

March 5, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

ohh HOOOld on,,,I’m staying awake because of YOUR book.. falling asleep because I was doing homework really late last night/this morning. just so you know

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