Picturebook Study

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"A good picture book can almost be whistled. All have their own melodies behind the storytelling." — Margaret Wise Brown (born May 23, 1910)

The Art of Storytelling

Award-winning artist Kadir Nelson is taking readers from sea to shining sea with his new book, <i>Blue Sky White Stars,</i> out June 13.<p>In February, ahead of …

Black History

How to Get a Western Look In Your Next Film Project

For a western film you may need authentic props. Maybe you need a cool location. Maybe you need an Arri Alexa with anamorphic lenses. Maybe you need …

Picture Book Alliteration

Picture book alliteration always annoys. Well, not <i>always</i>, but it’s getting there. I’ve been thinking a lot about picture books since I wrote a new …

Josh Funk | Children's Book Author

website<p>http://www.joshfunkbooks.com/lesson-9<p>Josh Funk | Children's Book Author<p>Josh Funk is the author of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, Dear …

Music

The Heart and the Bottle: A Tender Illustrated Fable of What Happens When We Deny Our Difficult Emotions

A gentle reminder of what we stand to lose when we lock away loss.<p><i>“Children … are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick, and generally congenial readers on earth,”</i> E.B. White famously asserted in an interview, admonishing: <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply</i> …

The Making of Grandad’s Secret Giant, with the Award Winning David Litchfield.

10th April 2017<p><b>David Litchfield is an award winning children’s author and illustrator: His books are always something to look forward to, and after</b> …

Stand Up To Dragons

Re-reading ‘The Paper Bag Princess’<p>On my desk beside me is a slim, square book with yellowed pages, a copy of <i>The Paper Bag Princess</i>, by Canadian …

Women's News

Samantha Hunt’s Six Picture Book Authors

With picture books, there’s a question: Is this only for children? I am a grown woman who devours picture books because they mobilize new...

Books

The Worse That Threatens

made no move to turn on the oven or the space heater to warm our apartment. This was part of my morning custom, but...

Books

Beware – This Post Includes Banned Illustrations!

By: Beate BjørklundThe land of the free and the home of the brave, the United States of America, supposed leader of the free world, is (surprisingly) …

United States

China cracks down on foreign children's books

Chinese publishers have reportedly received orders that the number of foreign titles being printed must be cut to prevent an ‘ideology inflow’<p>Winnie-the-Pooh, Peppa Pig,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and even James and his Giant Peach are feeling the heat in China amid reports of a Communist …

Spotlight Friday - Little Fox in the Forest and other wordless picture books 3.10.17

Time to get ready for the weekend!<p>Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.<p>Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.<p>Spotlighting a book …

More Than One Kind of Mirror

It’s rare to see picture books that address squalor or anything just short of it. One could argue that children from families with significant …

Children's Books

sheesh I saw Coraline came out 8 years ago this week - I worked on it doing set & prop design! a very educational few years. https://t.co/8W7Ubtxnnk