Tag: picture books

Earlier this summer Cloud9 Fabrics asked if I would make a Corduroy version of the Easy Peasy Quilt I did for their Knuffle Bunny fabric collection. The Corduroy line of prints just launched this month, and the quilt is now up on their site! I don’t think this stops being exciting, it’s just really cool to see something you’ve made out in the world like that.

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I spent the end of January and half of February reading James Dean and Eric Litwin’s Pete the Cat books, singing Pete the Cat songs, and making Pete the Cat pictures with the kindergarteners. I love the Pete the Cat!!!

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This should really be titled what I’m reading at home this week. And actually, it was last week. Anyway, H hasn’t been in much of a mood to try new books, although she is still reaching for some of the Caldecotts we just bought. These are three I’d checked out of the library for her, but I really enjoyed them myself. Two of them were on a lot of Mock Caldecott lists as contenders this year.

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I thought I’d get into the spirit of the season with some Halloween books since I haven’t done a booklist in a while. My booklists are no longer as comprehensively long as when I worked at the public library, but judging by my books read count so far this year (down 137 books from 2008 right now) this is because I have less time to read than in the past. But I make up for it with class activities (I hope).

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gertrudeisThis is another great picture book biography by Jonah Winter. Wow, what an original idea for a children’s book.

This is the story of Gertrude Stein, her life with Alice Toklas, and her life in general. But it’s just told in this lyrical, silly, charming way that emphasizes Alice’s importance without making a big deal about it. And it’s just wacky and delightful, with a repetitive style paying homage to Stein.

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curiousgardenA couple of weeks ago I spent some time (the first this summer) at some bookstores catching up on children’s books. I saw Peter Brown’s latest book, The Curious Garden, at the B&N in Union Square and read it.

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wagThis was one of the ARC’s I received when I attended BEA09 back in May. I know, it’s taking me forever to post these. This is the second review of a BEA book, the first was Pingo.

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pencilI’ve recently discovered Allan Ahlberg, which is so bizarre since he’s such a famous figure in UK children’s lit. But every once in a while I’m reminded that no matter how many authors I read, there are always more waiting to be discovered. He and his wife Janet wrote countless books together before she passed away in 1994, and Mr. Ahlberg is still writing. In the past few years he’s done 3 books with illustrator Bruce Ingman, and I absolutely love them.

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