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The Wainscott Weasel is a heartfelt anthropomorphic animal story that can be mentioned in the same breath as Charlotte's Web.
My name is Jonathan RAMBININTSOA, and I've been a web developer for several years. During all these years I've always been drawing. Recently I decided
Who is Melody's dad calling 'Honey'? That's the central question in Honey, by Sarah Weeks, featuring three overlapping stories.
I am a free-lance, self-taught artist, who has raised 5 children on 3 continents. I have received informal private instruction from other more experienced
In Jack and Louisa: Act 1, Jack is a former kid actor who performed on Broadway. Louisa is the M.T.N. who can't believe her good luck when Jack moves to her Ohio high school.
Nashville is a boy--and a bird--who lives in a treehouse in a pecan tree in the village of Goosepimple in Michelle Cuevas's 'Beyond the Laughing Sky.'
Growing up, Heather's world was pressed between pages. She climbed into closets looking for Narnia, built birdcages for the stuffed owl at Hogwarts, and ate lunch in a cave with the BFG.
I can work in a lot of styles and media and love to do line work. The samples here show a super clean style and a bouncier line style. There are also some
L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus turns Santa into a real person with a history...sort of like a certain Wizard!
Books have played a major role in Sabine's life. Her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Sophia College for Women led her to an editorship with India’s Jaico Publishing House.
Artwork to inspire the imagination My aim is to produce art which engages children. I believe that interesting and imaginative images are needed to create
Expressive Artwork to make YOUR Stories Come to Life As a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and freelance illustrator for over 9 years,
Legend has it that I was born with a crayon in my hand, but really, I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, and I have always enjoyed telling
I have been illustrating for the past nine years. I am versatile in using many mediums, but I am most experienced in digital illustrating. I can illustrate
Too Much Fun! I can't think of anything I would rather do than bring to vision the imagination! I have had the pleasure to illustrate several children's
Hello, My name is Christina Cartwright and I am an illustrator of children's books. Art is my passion and it shows in my work. I love what I do! Since
Alice the Artist I can create illustrations of animals, children, adults, fictional characters, cartoon-ish looks to highly detailed illustrations in
My specialty is Line Art Cartoon Illustrations with digital colors using Photoshop. My style is a fusion of Walt Disney Stretch and Squash expression,
Martha Finley's 19th century Elsie Dinsmore series has been brought back to life as part of the Life of Faith series of Christian literature.
Trust me. I'm a genius. Something big must be going down to drag 12 year-old boy genius Artemis Fowl from his comfortably extravagant manor house in Ireland.
First book in The Ascendance Trilogy, Jennifer Nielsen's The False Prince tells the tale of an attempt to install an impostor on an heirless throne.
23 years after the passing of Dr. Seuss, four new children's stories from his magazine-writing days are being published...today! You can read a review here, or you can just click the "Continue reading" link below to go directly to Amazon, because how can you let a new Horton story go unread??? It's called, Horton and the Kwuggerbug! (And it costs less than 10 bucks!) At least click to see the cover and that beautiful Horton.
A whole family of Waldos Anyone who wants to stand out between the millions of competitors in the children's book market needs to have something desirable
Cartoon or fine art illustrations I'm a mum of two inspiring children. I have a little studio in my house in France. I'm English and lived in America
Great blog post about what new writers do wrong that they don't realize they're doing wrong!
As someone who also spends a great deal of time working with writers, there isn't a word in this article that I disagree with.
You're sure to find at least one from some of your favorites! And good news: this isn't one of those pages where you have to click to each one. They're all visible on the same page. Enjoy!
Very sweet, accompanied by some great drawings. The headline goes on about "atheism," but what the interview is truly about is appreciation and aging.
Her Facebook page (see the link) is a nice place to leave your thoughts. And yes, she did write some children's books:
It's an editorial from the NY Times, but where it gets really interesting is when you follow the links to articles on the research that supports it!
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March tells the inspiring story of 6 days when schoolchildren took to the streets to protest segregation
Meet T.W. Strouse, a hard-boiled detective who just happens to be a mouse, in The Note Hunter: Case of the Haunted Swamp.
We didn't know there was one either. It came out a couple years ago. Now you know!
This free children's story by Sarah Willis is called Chippy the Chipmunk. It's not the cat who curiosity kills in this tale of a trusting chipmunk.
Gathering Blue, the 2nd book in Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' trilogy is connected to the first book only by its post-apocalyptic setting. Kira is a disabled orphan with a talent for
Eleanor is the not-Juliet to Park's not-Romeo in Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell's YA high school romance set in middle America in 1986.
Tess's Tree, by Jess M. Brallier, tackles loss and mourning through the eyes of a little girl whose beloved tree is cut down.
These Florida illustrators specialize in children's book art.
Molly Idle's Hollywood roots show in Flora and the Flamingo. The book's ingenius lift-and-reveal flaps permit storytelling that is as movielike as it is booklike.
Interested in teaching a little U.S. geography at home? Highlights has a deal where they send you maps and puzzles "highlighting" the various states.
They're offering an introductory deal (99 cents!) right now, but they're a little over-eager: the link takes you directly to a shopping cart. To learn more about the actual product before purchasing (duh!) click the "Which Way USA" link.
Know any modern, overprotective parents?
Like perhaps, yourselves and everyone you know. ;-)
Then you'll want to check this out. When you click to Amazon, be sure to click to Look Inside in order to get a taste!
The Cat in the Hat Songbook is Dr. Seuss's 1967 book of lyrics, piano music (and, in most cases, guitar chords). Tickle the ivories, tickle your fancy!
Here's an educator in the Washington Post saying what we've been saying all along. Books should be a source of joy...not consternation! Expecting kids to read TOO early is a great way to kill an interest in books.
Aya, Marguerite Abouet's graphic novel about growing up in the 1970s in the (then) prosperous African nation of Ivory Coast, features three teenage girlfriends.
Aaron Becker's Journey 'draws' inspiration from 'Harold and the Purple Crayon,' putting an older girl (with a red writing utensil) in the adventurer role.
Pretty funny stuff, though not for the kiddies!
- Die Hard
- Pulp Fiction
Tony Miglione, Judy Blume's protagonist in 'Then Again, Maybe I Won't,' has puberty to deal with and also this: his blue collar family just became crazy rich! (And just plain crazy.)
Judy Blume's Deenie, about a beautiful 7th grader faced with having to wear a back brace for her curvature of the spine, has been subject to numerous censorship efforts.
Thinking about writing a picture book? You'll want to read our step-by-step 'How To Write A Children's Book' before you get started!
We were just sent the press release and thought we'd better share. KeyColours is sponsoring its 10th annual award for a book by an illustrator, along with publication by Clavis Publishing. We don't know much more than that (it's not an American award), so you'll want to click to it to find out more.
You need to do more than upload to Amazon You are certainly right, how times have changed! I've been writing for many years, mostly just for the creative
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