Six of the best picture books
Whether you like owls, wolves or pirates - there's a picture book for you on the Waterstones prize shortlist
The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in September 2012. We’ve selected it as one of the posts we’re republishing for our 10th anniversary celebrations in May 2017. Ever since Chris Van Allsburg’s birthday last month, we’ve been feeling…
Jim Field: Photo
Jim Field is a lead driven, pencil pushing, 12 volt DC enhanced, 25 frames per second, illustrator and director of 2 headed dogs and hands with 3 fingers, caffeine filled, commission loving, led zeppelin fan. Amen.
20 of the Most Beautiful Children’s Books in the World
Forward-facing book displays are being found in more and more children’s spaces. They not only entice little ones to pick up a book, but also help kids to visually find the books they want to read. And as a bonus, book displays can serve as functional artwork. Here are twenty beautiful books that are perfect to put on display… ROW ONE 1. Sleep Like a Tiger by by Mary Logue, Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski 2. Black Dog by Levi Pinfold 3. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans 4.
Review of the Day: Sparky! by Jenny Offill - A Fuse #8 Production
Sparky! By Jenny Offill Illustrated by Chris Appelhans Schwartz & Wade (an imprint of Random House) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-87023-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves March 11th The sloth is not a noble animal. Few people spend time contemplating their heroic qualities and distinguished countenances. Had I an Oxford English Dictionary on hand I’d be mighty interested […]
The Art of Garth Williams
Today is a post in celebration of the art of Garth Williams. Garth Williams illustrated many books that are now some of the classics of children's literature. So many of his illustrations have become as much a part of the stories as the text is. Bedtime for Frances text by Russell Hoban (I love this picture. It is when Frances comes in to the room and is "the quietest thing in the room"...reminds me of my own son) Little Fur Family text by Margaret Wise Brown (he did many books with her)…