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Interview: Lil' Pauline Illustrator Charlotte Fassler

Nell Minow | Posted 06.11.2016 | Books
Nell Minow

Charlotte Fassler is the illustrator for the first of the Lil She and Lil Me series of children's books about the early lives of accomplished, daring, and creative women.

Interview: Writer/Illustrator Rowboat Watkins on Rude Cakes

Nell Minow | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Nell Minow

Rude Cakes is witty, charming, and pure delight for children and their families. The title characters are cakes with delicious-looking pink frosting who are indeed very rude. A hilarious and very surprising twist leads to a happy -- and less rude -- ending.

Everyone Should Read These Stunning Picture Books For Adults

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books

For generations, adults have accepted that growing up means putting aside picture books, a seeming necessity tweaked in Lewis Carroll’s paean to chi...

Review: A Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination

Andy Wilson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Andy Wilson

So what do you do when your pre-adolescent daughter is curious about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but can't find any age-appropriate books on the topic? Well, if you're geek chic author Bryan Young, you write a book for her.

Joydeb Chitrakar and Gita Wolf's The Enduring Ark From Tara Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Monica Edinger

After seeing many tantalizing mentions of Tara Books over the last few years, I was delighted to receive Joydeb Chitrakar and Gita Wolf's The Enduring Ark and get a firsthand look at one of their creations.

Lucas Kavner

'Moby Dick' Gets A Makeover. On Every Single Page. | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

While other high school freshmen were playing video games or going to baseball practice, Matt Kish was reading the unabridged edition of "Moby Dick" i...

Books Of Maps:

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We're obsessed with maps -- a fundamental sensemaking mechanism for the world, arguably the earliest form of standardized information design, and a re...

Best Of The Best Lists 2010:

Lisa Von Drasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Von Drasek

The following are titles picked by 6 or more of nine major sources, from The Boston Globe to the Washington Post, plus one bonus selection, for a total of twelve.

Gift Guide: Coffee-Table Books On Intriguing Subjects

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Still searching for that perfect gift for your brother-in-law or a persnickety client? Coffee-table books might fit the bill, what with that suitable ...

COMIC ART: Lost, Unpublished Dr. Seuss Manuscript Surfaces | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Over forty years ago, Theodore S. Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, began work on a book. Per usual, he had assistants working with him, one of whom managed the ...

The 9 Best Picture Books Of 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What are the best illustrated children's books of 2010? The picture books with the best pictures and greatest design -- the books with the most stunni...

Six Year Old Scores Mega Book Deal: 23 Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Leo Hunter was awarded a 23-story contract with an American company after they read his first tale, Me and My Best Friend....

Classic Short Stories Newly Illustrated | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sometimes a company will implement an idea that makes me want to stand up, take notice, and perhaps dance a restrained ladylike jig. Such was my reac...

If Snooki Can Write A Children's Book...

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So there you have it, the perfect recipe for a children's book -- a bunch of animals acting strangely and a plot that doesn't make much sense....

'Give It All, Give It Now': A Beautiful Illustration Of Annie Dillard's Writing Advice (PHOTOS)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

"Annie Dillard's words are a song for everybody," he said, "no matter what work one does. As long as you love your work, 'shoot it, play it, lose it,' applies."

Sanjay Patel's Graphic Ramayana Adventure (PHOTOS)

Sanjay Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sanjay Patel

My aim isn't to butcher the Ramayana but simply to share it with people in a casual and entertaining way. If I've done my job right, Ramayana: Divine Loophole serves as an intro to a much fuller version of the story.

Dan Brown, Mitch Albom, Bestselling Authors Pick Books To Give | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling authors recommend their favorite books: Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Mitch Albom and more tell us which books--non-fiction, novels, cookbooks, ...