Tag: children’s picture books

Storybook Capital of Texas Hosts Exhibition Dedicated to Charlotte’s Web Illustrator Garth Williams

Garth Williams (1912-1996) probably illustrated many of your favorite books from childhood.  The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, is hosting a exhibition dedicated to his work and life. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog. 

Firefighter Duckies!

Firefighter Duckies! by Frank W. Dormer; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 40 pages, ages 1-4.   The firefighter duckies are brave little quackers who valiantly race into all sorts of dangerous situations. Whether they’re rescuing gorillas from cupcake pyromaniacs, whales stuck in carnivorous trees, entangled lemurs, or monsters from bad hair days, the mighty ducks are

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Election Day Quick Picks

So many wonderful titles appear in the fall and winter months that it’s hard to keep up with all of them. To wit, here are four fantastic titles sure to brighten your day, no matter who wins at the ballot box: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, by Lisa Papp; Peachtree Publishers, $16.95, 32 pages,

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November Ninja Surprise

Dojo Surprise, by Chris Tougas; Owl Books, $16.95, 32 pages, ages 3-6. The ninja master thinks he’s all alone at Dojo Daycare. After all, it’s early in the morning, and his charges haven’t arrived yet. But whither the strange noises, shadows, and–is that dragon drool on the floor? While Master wrestles with his daybreak demons,

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Wolves Beneath the Covers

We couldn’t get through October without mentioning wolves, and herewith are two tales that celebrate the oft-maligned and misunderstood canis lupus. @newyorkreviewbooks @eerdblurbs The New York Review Children’s Collection recently reissued Catherine Storr’s (1913-2001) collection of modern-day fables called The Complete Polly and the Wolf. Originally published in the U.K. in 1955, Storr’s stories of little Polly outwitting

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In It to Win It

@Candlewick @alison_murray_ Hare and Tortoise, by Alison Murray; Candlewick Press, $16.99, 32 pages, all ages. In Alison Murray’s cheeky retelling of Aesop’s classic fable, Hare (Leapus swifticus) can barely stand still, while Tortoise (Slow and steadicus) could mimic a stone until the end of time. Of course, there is a race, and while we all

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