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Children's Literature

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
Flights of Fancy: Creative Inspiration from Ten Award-Winning Authors & Illustrators
Various
In a beautiful anthology, ten children's book greats share stories, poems, pictures, tips, and prompts meant to inspire young readers to create works of their own.

Have you ever sparked the start of a story by playing a game of What if? Is there any value to all that doodling you do?...

Item No. 9781536205367
$19.99
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
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
House Baba Built
Young, Ed
I knew nothing could happen to us within those walls, in the house Baba built.

In Ed Young's childhood home in Shanghai, all was not as it seemed: a rocking chair became a horse; a roof became a roller rink; an empty swimming pool became a place for riding scooters and bikes. The...
Item No. 9780316076289
$17.99
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
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
$17.99
Inside the Rainbow
Julian Rothenstein
Inside the Rainbow reprints for the first time in English a unique compendium of Soviet-era picture books from the 1920s and 1930s—a high point in the history of children's literature. In the dark and dangerous world of revolutionary Petrograd, some of the greatest Russian poets and...
Item No. 9781616893781
$35.00
John Burningham - Hardcover
Burningham, John
A beautiful collectors' volume showcasing the art, life, and inspiration of a celebrated author-illustrator.

Take a look behind the scenes at the work of John Burningham, one of the world's most talented children's book creators, in this fascinating masterwork showcasing...
Item No. 9780763644345
$70.00
Kay Nielsen: An Enchanted Vision

Images of fantasy and fairy tales by a Danish master of illustration

The Danish artist Kay Nielsen's luminous interpretations of fairy tales and legends from around the world are among the most celebrated book illustrations of the 20th century, unsurpassed in their...

Item No. 9780878468805
$45.00
Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun West of the Moon

Step into a world of star-crossed lovers, magical winds, mischievous giants, and trolls, through some of the most exquisite illustrations in publishing history. In this gorgeous reprint, TASCHEN revives the most ambitious publication project of beloved Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most...

Item No. 9783836532297
$40.00
Keywords for Children's Literature
Philip Nel & Lissa Paul

The study of children's literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children's Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the...

Item No. 9780814758557
$30.00
Letters from Tove
Jansson, Tove

A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins

Tove Jansson's works, even her famed Moomin books, fairly teem with letters of one kind or another, from messages bobbing in bottles to whole epistolary novels. Fortunately for her countless readers, her life was no...

Item No. 9781517909574
$25.95
Library of the Early Mind DVD

The authors, illustrators, and editors of some of the finest works of children's literature share their stories in this examination of the deeper side of the art. From the stories we hear as children to those we tell our own, the work of these storytellers often comes from a profound place and...

Item No. 884501642569
$33.00
Life and Loves of E. Nesbit
Fitzsimons, Eleanor
The first major biography of the trailblazing and controversial children's author E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) is considered the first modern writer for children and the inventor of the children's adventure story. In The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit, award-winning...

Item No. 9781419738975
$35.00
Listening for Madeline-PB
Marcus, Leonard S
Madeleine L'Engle is perhaps best recognized as the author of A Wrinkle in Time, the enduring milestone work of fantasy fiction that won the 1963 John Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature and has enthralled millions of readers for the past fifty years. But to those who knew...
Item No. 9780374534202
$18.00
Little Nemo in the Palace of Ice
McCay, Winsor
These strange and marvelously drawn cartoons recount the continuing adventures of Little Nemo, a small boy transported nightly to such fantastic worlds as the Palace of Ice, a pirate ship on the high seas, and a miniature city, where time and again his adventures get him into deep trouble and...
Item No. 9780486820941
$19.95
Little Women: Complete Novel Featuring Letters
Alcott, Louisa May
This special edition invites fans inside the world of the March sisters. It includes the full text of Little Women, plus gorgeous, removable replicas of the characters' letters and other writings.

For anyone who loves Little Women, or still cherishes the joy of letter...

Item No. 9781797208916
$40.00
Ludwig Bemelmans
Britton-Newell, Laurie

Recognized most widely as the creator and illustrator of the beloved children's classic Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) also wrote and illustrated a number of other children's books, novels, short stories, and travel books. His illustrations were frequently featured on the cover...

Item No. 9780500519950
$29.95