Monthly Archives: February 2008

great portrait of children’s illustrator Shaun Tan

Australian artist Nick Stathopoulos painted a great portrait of children’s illustrator and writer Shaun Tan (The Red Tree, The Arrival, The Lost Thing). Stathopoulos’ painting has made the finals for the 2008 Australian Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. I love … Continue reading

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visit the February Carnival of Children’s Literature

Love reading about children’s books? Check out the February Carnival of Children’s Literature hosted on Anastasia Suen’s blog Picture Book of the Day. The theme is Leap Into a Book (I love it!). You’ll probably find some new blogs you … Continue reading

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When I Write . . . a poem on the healing power of writing by Cheryl Rainfield

mbgrigby / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND When I write When I write everything pours out into my pen: steeped emotions, vibrating coils of memory the dandelion fluff of dreams voices from my subconscious heard clearly through the ink passions and … Continue reading

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review of picture book Like a Windy Day, written and illustrated by Frank and Devin Asch

I love books that encourage creative thinking and dreaming, books that bring good feeling and feel inspiring. Like a Windy Day is just that kind of book. Like a Windy Day written and illustrated by Frank Asch and Devin Asch … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis’ handwriting was analysed by an expert

I love C. S. Lewis’ children’s books–his Narnia series is deliciously full of magic and fantasy and bits of the real world–so I was intrigued when I saw an article by the UK newspaper TimesOnline, that said that HarperCollins hired … Continue reading

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Product Placement In Children’s Books??

Call me naive, but I thought that books were one of the few places people were protected from the onslaught of advertising. This New York Times article says differently–that 2006 YA book Cathy’s Book: If Found Call 650-266-8233 was loaded … Continue reading

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picture books arranged by color

I’ve blogged about those photos of bookshelves arranged in the colors of a rainbow–they are so beautiful to look at, but I couldn’t stand having my books that disorganized (imagine searching for a favorite book or author you want to … Continue reading

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Michele Landsberg’s memory of the Children’s Room at Fuse #8

I love Michelle Landsberg’s (Michele Landsberg’s Guide to Children’s Books) way of thinking about many things, and her enthusiasm about books, so I was excited to read about her memory of the Children’s Room. Head on over to Fuse #8 … Continue reading

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Harry Potter cover art prints available this month

Harry Potter fans will be happy to know that the first three images from the cover art of Harry Potter books will be available for purchase this month through Clampett Studio Collections. The artwork was created by artist Mary GrandPre. … Continue reading

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a good book – my original poem for Poetry Friday

I’ve seen other kidlitbloggers blog about Poetry Friday for a long time. Today I’m finally joining in with a poem I wrote about the power of a good book. I hope you enjoy it. ruminatrix / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND … Continue reading

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