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Children's Literature

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
Art of Alice & Martin Provensen
Provensen, Martin

The Art of Alice and Martin Provensen is the first-ever monograph on the award-winning midcentury husband-and-wife illustration team behind more than 40 beloved children's books.

Renowned husband-and-wife illustrators Alice and Martin Provensen created dozens of...

Item No. 9781797209586
$35.00
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
Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work
Hudson, Derek
The first major biography of Arthur Rackham, this comprehensive 1960 profile was considered the best source of information on the Golden Age master for decades. It contains hard-to-find concept sketches and developmental work, some of his earliest line illustrations, and over 30 color plates that...
Item No. 9780486840406
$34.95
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, Leo...
Item No. 9780399246005
$35.00
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
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
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
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
Ed Emberley
Neelon, Caleb

Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his eighties, Ed Emberley is a Caldecott award-winning children's book illustrator and writer who has been creating original books since the 1960s. He has written and...

Item No. 9781623260385
$45.00
Edward Gorey: Book Cover Art & Design
Heller, Steven
The master creator of finely crosshatched illustrations and sinisterly amusing tales, Edward Gorey (American, 1925 2000) got his start in publishing by designing book covers for such New York houses as Doubleday, Grosset...
Item No. 9780764971471
$40.00
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey
Wilkin, Karen
The delightful tales and theatrical drawings of Edward Gorey (American, 19252000) reflect a special kind of genius for what is left unwritten and unseen. In Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, more than 175 reproductions include samples from Goreys books, illustrations produced for other...
Item No. 9780764948046
$29.95
Etienne Delessert (FRENCH)
Item No. 9782070566129
$80.00
Flights Into Fantasy-DVD

Presentation of some of the most famous 19th and early 20th Century European and American illustrated art for children including original works by Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, E. H. Shepard, Jesse Wilcox Smith, and Beatrix Potter, among many others. The collection of Kendra and...

Item No. 1592880991
$24.95
Floating Worlds
Gorey, Edward
Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer met in the summer of 1968. Gorey had been contracted by Addison-Wesley to illustrate Donald and the . . . , a children’s story written by Neumeyer. On their first encounter, Neumeyer managed to dislocate Gorey’s shoulder when he grabbed his arm to keep him...
Item No. 9780764959479
$35.00
Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books
Marcus, Leonard S

Back in print, the fascinating history of Little Golden Books, in celebration of their 75th anniversary in 2017! With a Foreword by Eric Carle.

Eminent children's historian Leonard Marcus' Golden Legacy chronicles the fascinating story of the creation, marketing, and worldwide...

Item No. 9780375829963
$40.00
Good Books for Bad Children: The Genius of Ursula Nordstrom
Kephart, Beth
In this lively, lyrical picture book biography, meet the groundbreaking, outspoken, legendary editor of the best-loved books for children, and see how she inspired Maurice Sendak, Margaret Wise Brown, and others to create Where the Wild Things Are, Good Night Moon, and many more classics...
Item No. 9780593379578
$18.99
Growing Pains: Wanda Gag
Gag, Wanda
Wanda Gág rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children's classic, Millions of Cats. Her early diaries, first published in 1940, are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.
Item No. 9780873511735
$24.95
Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration
Oxenbury, Helen
A fascinating, beautiful, and definitive account of the life of esteemed artist Helen Oxenbury.

Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury's life -- from her early childhood through a career in children's books that started in the 1960s and is still going strong today -- here is an...

Item No. 9780763692582
$40.00
How Picturebooks Work - Softcover
Scott, Carole
How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that...
Item No. 9780415979689
$72.95
How To Be an Illustrator
Rees, Darrel
This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of the job are covered - how to create a portfolio; the most effective ways to approach would-be clients; how to prepare for meetings and negotiate contracts; and how to handle, deliver, and bill a job. There is advice...
Item No. 9781780673288
$30.00
How to Raise a Reader
Russo, Maria
An indispensable guide to welcoming children--from babies to teens--to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on...

Item No. 9781523505302
$19.95
In the Darkness of the Night
Munari, Bruno
First published in Italy in 1956, Bruno Munari's In the Darkness of the Night tells the tale of an interconnected, intimate yet expansive journey across three settings--in the darkness, through a meadow, and into a mysterious cave--through a spellbinding combination of paper stocks,...
Item No. 9781616896300
$35.00
In the Great Green Room
Gary, Amy

The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children's classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown.

Margaret's books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know...

Item No. 9781250160621
$23.99