Children’s Book Illustration

The Youngest Marcher: Share & Win Illustration Art

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Children's Book Illustration, Giveaway | Comments Off on The Youngest Marcher: Share & Win Illustration Art

The Youngest Marcher: Share & Win Illustration Art

  Audrey Faye Hendricks was just 9-years-old in 1963 when Martin Luther King asked the people of Birmingham to “fill the jails.” Audrey was “the youngest marcher” in the Children’s March, joining 3,000 other children in prison. Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton and Curious City are celebrating Audrey during Women’s History Month by giving away 10 signed prints from the acclaimed picture book The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers).   WIN ONE OF VANESSA’S PRINTS! How to Enter?   1. Share the book...

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Curious City Besties ’15

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Community Partnerships, Podcast | Comments Off on Curious City Besties ’15

Curious City Besties ’15

What book will be a child’s “bestie”?   What 2015 book will be your child’s favorite companion? Best Children’s Books of 2015 Everyone in the book review press is lining up to declare the best of 2015.  They are, indeed, astounding reads all.  See the latest lists at the bottom of this post. Buying Books for Children? If you are buying books for children, though, the best route is to approach a bookseller or librarian and describe your young reader by personality and (if you know) by their favorite books.  Those booksellers and librarians are magic at making...

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Books to Pull Spring Out of Hiding

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Children's Book Illustration, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships | Comments Off on Books to Pull Spring Out of Hiding

Books to Pull Spring Out of Hiding

Let’s admit it.  This Winter is a guest that has stayed far too long.  We stand in our lawns waiting for him to pack up, shake hands with us and head down the road in a big rusty snowplow.  He is supposed to be gone by Easter (if not sooner).  But here we are at Easter weekend and we have not seen more than a glimpse of Spring.  She is being shy this year.   Spring does not want to come into New England until Winter he’s reeved up his old truck and started backing out of the driveway. It is time to start dropping some serious hints with Winter.  I charge you to head to your...

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Reading for Empathy, Reading for Distance

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Book Selection, Children's Book Illustration, Children's Literature, Press on Curious City, Speaking | Comments Off on Reading for Empathy, Reading for Distance

Reading for Empathy, Reading for Distance

Looking back on 2013, what were the news stories that you could not get enough of?  What stories did you need to avert your eyes from?  Sometimes the veil of story allows us – as adult and child readers – to more deeply understand and bear the news of the day. In fact, in a study released by the journal Science, it was found that reading literary fiction makes us more empathetic, socially perceptive, and emotionally intelligent than reading non-fiction or the news.  Read more in the New York Times article, “For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little...

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Jamie Hogan Chosen – 100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Children's Literature | 1 comment

Jamie Hogan Chosen – 100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years

The New York Public Library has declared that “great stories never grow old!” with the announcement of “100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years” featuring “inspiring tales that have thrilled generations of children and their parents.”  Maine has been the home to both Classic and Contemporary children’s book creators and the list pays tribute to the state’s storytelling traditions. Readers will not be surprised to discover Maine creations Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, and The Giver by Lois Lowry...

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Holly Meade Memorial

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Children's Book Illustration | 6 comments

Holly Meade Memorial

It is utterly heartbreaking to think there will not be another children’s book illustrated by Holly Meade.  The children’s book community and community of readers mourns the loss of Caldecott Honor winner Holly Meade who passed on June 28th near her home in Maine. In memory of Holly, Curious City encourages those that love her children’s book work to donate a copy or copies of her picture books to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP) for an in-house library and for distribution to the children they serve.  The incredible MCCP team integrates books into their...

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