(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What do Beatrix Potter, Helen Mirren, QE2, Eric Carle, and Winnie-the-Pooh have in common? They all made news this week in the world of children’s books. Read on!   @ericcarle @GuardianBooks  @GalleyCat  @penguinkids  @finebooks From The Guardian: Eric Carle talks about how children identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar From Galley Cat: Disney celebrates QueenContinue reading “(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, June 8, 2016”

@thebrucemuseum Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art From the Big Bad Wolf to the Frog Prince and Peter Rabbit, animals have long played central roles in children’s literature. Now the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut is exploring how and why artists highlight certain animal characteristics. Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art, which openedContinue reading

Winter officially arrives tomorrow, and though, here in the Northeast, the thermostat doesn’t quite reflect the shift in seasons, there are plenty of books that will fill in nicely. Snow, by Sam Usher; Templar Books, $16.99, 40 pages, ages 2-5. Who doesn’t love a snow day? In Sam Usher’s charming picture book, a young boyContinue reading

Book Chat Part One with Leonard Marcus

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Leonard Marcus, considered by many to be the leading authority on the history of children’s books in America. He has written dozens of books, from biographies to histories to collections of interviews with authors and illustrators.  2013 has been busy for Mr. Marcus -he wrote anContinue reading “Book Chat Part One with Leonard Marcus”