Posts Tagged: picture books

Radiant Author: Javaka Steptoe Shares Inspiration, Heartache and Ambition

Javaka Steptoe was all over book news in January, but new interviews and stories continue to post. One of the most interesting interviews I’ve heard with Mr. Steptoe is by Jesse Thorn, for the Bullseye program. Steptoe speaks of the impact that

Radiant Author: Javaka Steptoe Shares Inspiration, Heartache and Ambition

Javaka Steptoe was all over book news in January, but new interviews and stories continue to post. One of the most interesting interviews I’ve heard with Mr. Steptoe is by Jesse Thorn, for the Bullseye program. Steptoe speaks of the impact that

A Timeless Picture Book, “Peace”Encourages All to Strive for More

At a time when our country has almost daily reports of unnecessary violence, a call to peace is always welcome. In 2013, illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin, pondered the path to Peace. She uses illustrations, historical quotes and a simple theory. Her theory,

A Timeless Picture Book, “Peace”Encourages All to Strive for More

At a time when our country has almost daily reports of unnecessary violence, a call to peace is always welcome. In 2013, illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin, pondered the path to Peace. She uses illustrations, historical quotes and a simple theory. Her theory,

“Ballad” is Strange and Satisfying Work of Art Disguised as a Children’s Book

Ballad is a pleasure to hold. Measuring 1.2 x 5.5 x 7 inches, the book is both tiny and thick. The hardcover binding immediately gives a tactile pleasure to the reader with its textured surface. The pleasures continue with print-block

“Ballad” is Strange and Satisfying Work of Art Disguised as a Children’s Book

Ballad is a pleasure to hold. Measuring 1.2 x 5.5 x 7 inches, the book is both tiny and thick. The hardcover binding immediately gives a tactile pleasure to the reader with its textured surface. The pleasures continue with print-block

Have You Seen the Picture Book Illustrations of Gabi Swiatkowska?

  Shelving books one day in the library, I was struck by an illustration style with classic elements, and an airy feeling that encouraged me to ask, “Who drew this?” The book was Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford, which joyfully questions how

Have You Seen the Picture Book Illustrations of Gabi Swiatkowska?

  Shelving books one day in the library, I was struck by an illustration style with classic elements, and an airy feeling that encouraged me to ask, “Who drew this?” The book was Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford, which joyfully questions how

3 New Picture Books That Make Great Read Alouds: “The Grasshopper & the Ants,” “Wolfie the Bunny,” and “Elephant in the Dark”

Jerry Pinkney‘s new book, The Grasshopper & the Ants, is the latest in his award-winning series of books based on Aesop’s Fables. Although this is the weakest of the three titles in his series, it is still a visual delight

3 New Picture Books That Make Great Read Alouds: “The Grasshopper & the Ants,” “Wolfie the Bunny,” and “Elephant in the Dark”

Jerry Pinkney‘s new book, The Grasshopper & the Ants, is the latest in his award-winning series of books based on Aesop’s Fables. Although this is the weakest of the three titles in his series, it is still a visual delight

‘Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!’ is a Sweet Traditional Tale About Falling Asleep

Anna does not want to go to sleep. She tries to read to help her body to want to shut down for awhile but instead becomes so engaged in her book that she keeps up her stuffed pals: Zigzag, Fuzzball,

‘Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!’ is a Sweet Traditional Tale About Falling Asleep

Anna does not want to go to sleep. She tries to read to help her body to want to shut down for awhile but instead becomes so engaged in her book that she keeps up her stuffed pals: Zigzag, Fuzzball,

Shaun Tan’s ‘Rules of Summer’ Inspires Fresh Thinking

Shaun Tan’s books are a wonderment for the senses. In Rules of Summer he combines 25 original oil paintings with a small string of words which leave the reader with a thin story which begs to be filled out by

Shaun Tan’s ‘Rules of Summer’ Inspires Fresh Thinking

Shaun Tan’s books are a wonderment for the senses. In Rules of Summer he combines 25 original oil paintings with a small string of words which leave the reader with a thin story which begs to be filled out by