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Judging the 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition. Part two.

February 2, 2014
Judging the 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition. Part two.

By Anna Castagnoli One juror’s diary Day 2: our criteria (Click here to go to the original post in Italian.) Second day At five in the morning, in my hotel room, a thought woke me up: I was so excited to have been invited to Bologna, that I had completely forgotten what it really...
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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition

January 30, 2014
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition

Everybody in the world of children’s books knows what the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is, and how important it is in the publishing business. Every year, in the spring, publishers and agents come from all over the world to meet, talk, and buy and sell book rights. But during the four days of activities,...
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The Room of Wonders in Japanese

September 15, 2013
The Room of Wonders in Japanese

Many thanks to Yumiko Fukumoto for the translation and the big help in getting The Room of Wonders published in the Land of the Rising Sun! Here is the cover, with and without the typical band over the jacket.  
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Sassetta vs. Ruzzier

July 30, 2013
Sassetta vs. Ruzzier

Sassetta vs. Ruzzier
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Paul Zelinsky’s Picture Book List

July 26, 2013
Paul Zelinsky’s Picture Book List

I am very happy (if a bit bashful) to post Paul Zelinsky‘s list. Note: Paul is usually not this blurry. S.R. I’m glad this isn’t a list of my ten favorite picture books, but a list of ten of my favorite picture books, because I have tremendous trouble choosing favorites of anything, and I...
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Festivaletteratura 2013

July 25, 2013
Festivaletteratura 2013

Festivaletteratura is a book festival of great importance in the Italian literary world. Every year, at the beginning of September, thousands of people invade, mostly pacifically, the beautiful city of Mantua to hear authors speak about their books, participate in public debates, take workshops, etc. Every year, a different illustrator is asked to provide...
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Bob Shea’s Picture Book List

July 1, 2013
Bob Shea’s Picture Book List

Bob Shea reveals his secret obsessions! This is tough because Sergio straight up told me I couldn’t stick my own books in here or he’d swap them out with his. That kind of screws me because I am only familiar with my catalog. So it’s on to plan B – a trip to the...
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Melissa Guion’s Picture Book List

June 26, 2013
Melissa Guion’s Picture Book List

The picture book lists are back! Melissa Guion starts the new series, and she’ll be followed very soon by Bob Shea. Melissa is the author-illustrator of BABY PENGUINS EVERYWHERE! and the upcoming BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA! She lives in Brooklyn with her daughter and a few guinea pigs. You can see her work...
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Other Bears and Bees

June 5, 2013
Other Bears and Bees


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Children’s Book Week is this week!

May 14, 2013
Children’s Book Week is this week!


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The Sendak Fellowship

This Is Not a Picture Book!

This Is Not a Picture Book!

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School Visits

School Visits

Two Mice

Two Mice

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A Letter for Leo

A Letter for Leo

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“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

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