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A world of dreams of children and beautiful things My illustrations are from my heart and the child's eye. I work in watercolours and ink. I sometimes
Art is My Best Friend Dear Mr. or Mrs., My name is Myo Aung Marip (Steven Marip). I am an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. I came from Burma,
Hi, my name is Lisa and I love to create realistic, traditional art for children's books and murals. Although I can create images for any age or subject,
I have worked as an illustrator for many years, and am skilled in any subject matter, and in most styles and mediums. I have done countless periodicals,
Think of the internet as a giant used children's books bazaar, only without the pickpockets. Here's how to find the books you want, and get the most bang for your buck.
In 'A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea,' Michael Ian Black dryly juxtaposes expecation versus reality to hilarious effect.
Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea is a non-fiction look at the life of a sea horse swimming amid a backdrop of oft-changing creatures and vegetation.
Yawns get you put to bed sooner than you'd like in Helene Boudreau's humorous I Dare You Not to Yawn.
First Come the Zebra chronicles an unlikely friendship set against a backdrop of African grazers' annual migration from Tanzania to Kenya.
The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book features 6 famous fairy tales with a Berenstain spin.
Felix the fish is handsome, fast, and undefeated as the ocean's most successful racing fish, but an unexpected turn of events throws him into a world he is unfamiliar with.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, events take a dark turn as Hogwarts is threatened by Sirius Black.
Going soft-cover and printing in-country Well I think I've finally figured out a business model for self publishing. My first two children's picture books
Freedom in Congo Square brings alive the once weekly celebration by slaves within what is now New Orleans' Louis Armstrong Park.
The apparent gibberish and human-like faces in Caldecott Honor book Du Iz Tak? tell a story of nature and the cycle of the seasons.
Teresa Bresler's poem, Snake on a Bike, tells the story of Roger, a snake who delivers the mail one day.
Laura Miller's story, Thoughtful Marbles, reminds children to be thoughtful instead of reactive.
2016 Caldecott Medal winner Finding Winnie is the true story of the real bear who inspired Milne's Winnie the Pooh.
A Swedish psychologist wrote The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep to help you get YOUR kid to sleep.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2nd book in the series), Rowling proves herself a master of world-building.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book in the magical series, is also the simplest to read. The series grows in complexity,
Newbery Honor book Red Sails to Capri, by Ann Weil, is the fictionalized account of the rediscovery of a natural wonder, Capri's
Question to a published author...an editor wants to take my manuscript to an EBM. We're on draft number 2. She wants a few more changes. I want to follow
Linda Sue Park's deftly researched A Single Shard, set in 12th century Korea, is the story of Tree-ear, an orphan boy.
Why do the storks no longer visit our village? Meindert DeJong's The Wheel on the School shows kids seeking to answer that question.
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino's biography of Juan de Pareja, slave of Diego Velázquez, the 17th century painter.
In Rutherford Montgomery's Kildee House, a hermit goes to live in the redwoods but finds out he needs human companionship.
Irene Hunt's Across Five Aprils is the story of a young farmboy, Jethro Creighton, growing up during the American Civil War.
In Dorothy Rhoads' The Corn Grows Ripe, a modern Mayan boy (1950s) comes of age after his father's accident in the fields.
Shannon Duncan is a young South African, passionate about children's literature.
Anne McCaffrey's 'Black Horses for the King' is the scifi legend's young adult take on the King Arthur story.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 'The Little Prince' reads like a meta-story about the stifling of children's imaginations as they grow up.
Michelle Mullins' free kids story is called Bugs in My Hair, about a child who gets lice!
Superfudge is the 2nd of Judy Blume's Fudge books, with Peter in 6th grade and Fudge entering kindergarten.
Shel Silverstein 'puts something silly in the world that wasn't there before' with his classic A Light in the Attic.
Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first of four in a series featuring Peter Hatcher and his two year old brother Fudge.
Born and raised in Nicaragua, reviewer Daniela Chamorro has a B.A. in English from Amherst College.
Carole Boston Weatherford creates an 'autobiography' of Fannie Lou Hamer in Voice of Freedom: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.
Kevin Henkes' Waiting makes the case that waiting for something to happen--which kids do a lot of--isn't necessarily a bad thing.
In 'The Magical Snow Garden,' Wellington the penguin has it in his head to make a garden like the one he's seen in books!
It's Goldilocks turned on its head in Tony Mitton's 'Snowy Bear,' when a baby bear seeking shelter finds a little girl home alone.
In Benji Davies' 'Grandad's Island,' death is painted as a beautiful place you don't come back from.
Raised in Canada and now living in London, Tassa Dimitropoulos is a stay-at-home mom and former schoolteacher.
In Parrots Over Puerto Rico, Trumbore and Roth tell the still unfolding story of the near extinction (and early stages of recovery) of the Puerto
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