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Dec 09

These wonderful line drawings remind me of how much I adore Shel Silverstein.
The Thinking of Tender Thoughts, Shel Silverstein, 1963 

These wonderful line drawings remind me of how much I adore Shel Silverstein.

The Thinking of Tender Thoughts, Shel Silverstein, 1963 

(Source: somethingchanged, via childrensbooks)

Dec 05

If Dr. Seuss wrote Star Wars… 

If Dr. Seuss wrote Star Wars… 

Results for goodreads picture book choice awards 2012 are in!

Results for goodreads picture book choice awards 2012 are in!

Help Kid’s in Need Get 1 Million Books to Read! 
Now through December 14, kids everywhere are pledging to read every day—while also helping to donate 1,000,000 books to kids in need. Reading at home for 20 minutes each day is all it takes to get in on the fun!
Learn More About Scholastic’s Paws for Reading 

Help Kid’s in Need Get 1 Million Books to Read! 

Now through December 14, kids everywhere are pledging to read every day—while also helping to donate 1,000,000 books to kids in need. Reading at home for 20 minutes each day is all it takes to get in on the fun!

Learn More About Scholastic’s Paws for Reading 

NYTIMES NOTABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF 2012 
BROTHERS AT BAT: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. By Audrey Vernick. Illustrated by Steven Salerno. (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99.) The true story of the longest-running all-brother baseball team, 12 Acerra siblings who played together during the 1930s. A captivating story, impeccable layout and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner.
THE DAY LOUIS GOT EATEN. Written and illustrated by John Fardell. (Andersen Press, $16.95.) A boy is eaten by a Gulper, which is eaten in turn by a Grabular, an Undersnatch, a Spiney-Backed Guzzler and a Saber-Toothed Yumper. His intrepid sister, traveling by bicycle and other hand-jiggered contraptions, comes to the rescue. Hilarious and sweet, both. “I love this book so much I want to eat it up,” our reviewer said.
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS. By Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial, $16.99.) Rubin and Salmieri, the team behind the equally hilarious “Those Darn Squirrels!,” bring their kooky sensibility to this irresistible story about what can go wrong at a taco party for dragons. Salmieri’s drawings are not only a wacky delight, they’re also strangely beautiful.
A GOLD STAR FOR ZOG. By Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, $16.99.) A school for dragons and a dragon-loving princess (who really wants to be a doctor) are at the center of this rhyming tale from the team behind “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom.” Humor, heart and a worthy heroine earn this story its own star.
HELLO! HELLO! Written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell. (Disney-­Hyperion, $16.99.) In this ode to nature and the palpable joys of pre-technology days, a girl runs wild on a horse while her screen-­addicted family members tap away indoors. The book’s “art is gloriously old-style,” our reviewer, David Small, said. Its message is loud, clear and important.
I’M BORED. By Michael Ian Black. Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) Black, a comedian, has become a fine children’s book storyteller (“A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea”). This original story features a bored child, a bored potato and a bored flamingo. Readers will not be bored.
KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSON. Written and illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel. (Candlewick, $15.99.) On the day of his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King Arthur, sets out for peril and conquest. Alas, all he finds are peaceable beasts. There are still dragons in this clever story by a first-time author and illustrator.
THIS IS NOT MY HAT. Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Candlewick, $15.99.)The hat is back, but this time it belongs to a fish, not a bear. It belongs to a big fish, to be precise, but a small fish has stolen it. You will probably guess what happens in this delightfully dark, comic follow-up to “I Want My Hat Back.”

NYTIMES NOTABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF 2012 

BROTHERS AT BAT: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball TeamBy Audrey Vernick. Illustrated by Steven Salerno. (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99.) The true story of the longest-running all-brother baseball team, 12 Acerra siblings who played together during the 1930s. A captivating story, impeccable layout and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner.

THE DAY LOUIS GOT EATENWritten and illustrated by John Fardell. (Andersen Press, $16.95.) A boy is eaten by a Gulper, which is eaten in turn by a Grabular, an Undersnatch, a Spiney-Backed Guzzler and a Saber-Toothed Yumper. His intrepid sister, traveling by bicycle and other hand-jiggered contraptions, comes to the rescue. Hilarious and sweet, both. “I love this book so much I want to eat it up,” our reviewer said.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOSBy Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial, $16.99.) Rubin and Salmieri, the team behind the equally hilarious “Those Darn Squirrels!,” bring their kooky sensibility to this irresistible story about what can go wrong at a taco party for dragons. Salmieri’s drawings are not only a wacky delight, they’re also strangely beautiful.

A GOLD STAR FOR ZOGBy Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, $16.99.) A school for dragons and a dragon-loving princess (who really wants to be a doctor) are at the center of this rhyming tale from the team behind “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom.” Humor, heart and a worthy heroine earn this story its own star.

HELLO! HELLO! Written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell. (Disney-­Hyperion, $16.99.) In this ode to nature and the palpable joys of pre-technology days, a girl runs wild on a horse while her screen-­addicted family members tap away indoors. The book’s “art is gloriously old-style,” our reviewer, David Small, said. Its message is loud, clear and important.

I’M BOREDBy Michael Ian Black. Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) Black, a comedian, has become a fine children’s book storyteller (“A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea”). This original story features a bored child, a bored potato and a bored flamingo. Readers will not be bored.

KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSONWritten and illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel. (Candlewick, $15.99.) On the day of his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King Arthur, sets out for peril and conquest. Alas, all he finds are peaceable beasts. There are still dragons in this clever story by a first-time author and illustrator.

THIS IS NOT MY HATWritten and illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Candlewick, $15.99.)The hat is back, but this time it belongs to a fish, not a bear. It belongs to a big fish, to be precise, but a small fish has stolen it. You will probably guess what happens in this delightfully dark, comic follow-up to “I Want My Hat Back.”

Nov 20

alicesillustratedadventures:

Alison Jay
`Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!’
via Alice’s Illustrated Adventures In Wonderland

alicesillustratedadventures:

Alison Jay

`Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!’

via Alice’s Illustrated Adventures In Wonderland

(via yaykidlit)

girl-gang:

lost and found by Oliver Jeffers

girl-gang:

lost and found by Oliver Jeffers

(via yaykidlit)

Oct 30

― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
Hope everyone is safe and dry! The sun will come out again soon! 

― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Hope everyone is safe and dry! The sun will come out again soon! 

Oct 17

Frankenstein, Frankeweenie, and Now a Frankenstein Parody of Madeline! 
FRANKENSTEIN A MONSTROUS PARODY adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline
Written by Rick Walton; illustrated by Nathan Hale [Macmillan]

Frankenstein, Frankeweenie, and Now a Frankenstein Parody of Madeline! 

FRANKENSTEIN A MONSTROUS PARODY adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline

Written by Rick Walton; illustrated by Nathan Hale [Macmillan]

Sep 10

Diversity 101 by Olivia the Pig
"OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES" by Ian Falconer

Diversity 101 by Olivia the Pig

"OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES" by Ian Falconer