Illustrator Spotlight: Carson Ellis
Some of our readers might be familiar with the band, The Decemberists, and have noticed the pure and fantastical album art that has accompanied all seven of their albums, which is the cover art of the band’s lead vocalist and songwriter, Colin Meloy’s wife, Carson Ellis.What most fans do not realize, is that Ms.
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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…
The Lion and the Bird
The Lion and the Bird is the kind of book that will endure time and bring hours of thought and conversation about friendship, diversity and seasons. It is simply a beautiful creation—and my pick for this year’s Caldecott.
The Incorrigible Jon Klassen
A couple of weeks ago I did something I hadn’t done since the days when records were records, made out of round plastic and sold in shops made of bricks – I left work at lunch time and …
Breeds: A Compendium
One hundred charming watercolor illustrations accompany handwritten poems extolling the virtues and idiosyncrasies of 100 dog breeds, making this book a delight for canine lovers everywhere.