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The Art of Eric Carle
Carle, Eric

First published in 1996, this retrospective has been updated and re-releaased in this beautiful new edition. Find a new essay penned by Alexandra Kennedy, the executive director of The Eric Carle Museum titled "Building the Dream: The Founding of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art."...

Carle is one of the most beloved illustrators of children's books. This retrospective is more than just an appreciation of his art, however. The book also contains an insightful autobiography illustrated with personal photographs, an anecdotal essay by his longtime editor, a photographic essay on...
Item No. 9781984813404
$35.00
100 Best Books for Children (Softcover)
Silvey, Anita
By selecting only 100 "best books" Silvey distinguishes her guide from all the others and makes it possible to give young readers their literary heritage in the childhood years.
Item No. 9780618618774
$9.95
100 Years of Children's Book Week Posters
Marcus, Leonard S
Celebrate a century of children's book illustration!

For families, art lovers, and history buffs alike, Leonard S. Marcus's visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week!

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Item No. 9780525645085
$35.00
1001 Children's Books
Eccleshare, Julia
This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the must-read books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are...
Item No. 9780789318763
$36.95
A Family of Readers - Softcover
Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children -- and nurturing their love of reading.

A Family of Readers is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the...

Item No. 9780763657550
$14.99
Shimmer of Joy: One Hundred Children's Picture Books
Loker, Chris

How do simple words and images make a children's picture book so magical that one reading can create a cherished memory for life? Here are 100 books that amply prove the picture book is an art form.

Here are books you'll remember and new gems to discover. From The Tale of Peter...

Item No. 9781567926569
$35.00
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader
A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year
An embarrassment of riches. --The New York Times
In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers--writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and...
Item No. 9781592702282
$34.95
Amphigorey Again
Gorey, Edward
This collection displays in glorious abundance the offbeat characters and droll humor of Edward Gorey. Figbash is acrobatic, topiaries are tragic, hippopotami are admonitory, and galoshes are remorseful in this celebration of a unique talent that never fails to delight, amuse, and confound. ...
Item No. 9780156030212
$24.99
Angels and Wild Things: The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak
Cech, John

This new edition includes a preface by the author covering Sendak's life, work, and cultural impact in the years since 1994.

Over the course of more than ninety books, in a career that spanned six decades, Maurice Sendak became the most influential and, at times, the most controversial...

Item No. 9780271060644
$28.00
Arthur Rackham Treasury
Rackham, Arthur
This stunning treasury features full-page plates of the finest works by the famed English artist, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). A leading figure in the early twentieth century's Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham interpreted scenes from such diverse material as fairy tales, Wagnerian opera, and...
Item No. 9780486446851
$14.95
Artist To Artist - Hardcover
Eric Carle Museum Pict Bk Art

This gorgeous collection of art (and the artists behind it) includes work by some of the world's most renowned children's book illustrators--Mitsumasa Anno, Quentin Blake, Ashley Bryan, Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Eric Carle, Tomie dePaola, Jane Dyer, Mordicai Gerstein, Robert Ingpen, Steven Kellogg,...

Item No. 9780399246005
$30.00
Astrid Lindgren
Andersen, Jens
The first English-language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world. Lindgren's sometimes turbulent life as an unwed teenage...
Item No. 9780300226102
$30.00
Balderdash! John Newbery
Markel, Michelle
This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books--John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and...
Item No. 9780811879224
$17.99
Beatrix Potter's Americans: Selected Letters
Jane Crowell Morse

Sale! Was $35.00, now $12.98!

"Most welcome!" Beatrix Potter Heelis wrote to an American children's book editor in 1930. "I always tell nice Americans to send other nice Americans along. Perhaps 'understanding Americans' would be a...

Item No. X7486
$12.98
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature - Softcover
Lear, Linda

In this remarkable biography, Linda Lear offers a new look at the extraordinary woman who gave us some of the most beloved children's books of all time. Potter found freedom from her conventional Victorian upbringing in the countryside. Nature inspired her imagination as an artist and scientific...

Item No. 9780312377960
$22.99
Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids
Haidle, Elizabeth

Staff Pick

This vibrantly illustrated graphic novel anthology brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists' early lives helps illuminate the...
Item No. 9781328801548
$17.99
Bill Peet: An Autobiograpy - Softcover
Bill Peet
Bill Peet tells his life story, including his years with Disney, with illustrations on every page.
Item No. 9780395689820
$18.99
Born to Be Posthumous: Edward Gorey
Dery, Mark
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim...

Item No. 9780316188548
$35.00
Bruno Munari: Total Artist

From drawings, designs, collages, paintings, sculptures, readable and not-so-readable books to new image reproduction techniques, industrial design, editorial graphics, architecture and new pedagogical ideas, the scope of Bruno Munari's (1907-98) activities is dauntingly vast. This book...

Item No. 9788875706333
$75.00
Children's Picturebooks
Styles, Morag
Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to...
Item No. 9781856697385
$35.00
Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling (2nd Edition)
Styles, Morag
Children's picturebooks are the very first book we encounter and play a major role in introducing us to both art and language. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children?

Children's Picturebooks, Second Edition is the revised edition of a bestselling title that...

Item No. 9781786275738
$40.00
Comics Confidential
Leonard S. Marcus
A must-have collection for comics fans and creators everywhere, packed with interviews and original comics by today's foremost graphic novelists.

Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a...

Item No. 9780763659387
$24.99
Critical Theory
Parker, Robert Dale
A wide-ranging and refreshingly up-to-date anthology of primary readings, Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies, edited by Robert Dale Parker, presents a provocative mix of contemporary and classic essays in critical theory.

From the foundational ideas of Marx...

Item No. 9780199797776
$72.95
Critical Theory Today
Tyson, Lois

This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New...

Item No. 9780415506755
$57.95
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom - Softcover
Marcus, Leonard S
She trusted her immense intuition and generous heart--and published the most. Ursula Nordstrom, director of Harper's Department of Books for Boys and Girls from 1940 to 1973, was arguably the single most creative force for innovation in children's book publishing in the United States during the...
Item No. 9780064462358
$21.99