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Children's Literature

Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children
Klein, Cheryl
This master class in writing children s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book."
Item No. 9780393292244
$18.95
Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art
Schön, Nancy

For artists and makers, the entertaining, informative, and inspirational story of a public art sculptor.

Nancy Schön is the creator of the Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Boston Public Garden. Based on Robert McCloskey's beloved children's book, visited by many...

Item No. 9781567926064
$19.95
Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation - Hardcover
Maguire, Gregory

Gregory Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations" - often unconscious and unspoken - that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work - from...

With the same adroit scrutiny that enabled him to recognize a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked, reconsiders the oeuvre of the incomparable Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). Making Mischief ...
Item No. 9780061689161
$27.50
Maurice Sendak: A Celebration - Softcover

The preeminent children’s book artist of the twentieth century, Maurice Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images being exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City from June 11–August 17, 2013....

Item No. 9781419710735
$29.95
McCloskey: Art and Illustrations of Robert McCloskey
McCloskey, Jane


Primarily known only for his immensely popular children's books, such as Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey was first and foremost an artist and produced a large body of paintings and other artworks in addition to his sketches and illustrations for kids' books....
Item No. 9781608934935
$35.00
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women
Rioux, Anne Boyd

Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America's favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she...

Item No. 9780393254730
$27.95
Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: The Sketchbooks of Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Krosoczka, Jarrett
Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is celebrating ten years as a published author/illustrator with Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: the sketchbooks of Jarrett J. Krosoczka. A decade's worth of sketchbooks were visually curated by designer John Lind and Krosoczka penned essays on the creative process...
Item No. 9780983854517
$13.95
Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind & Drawing Hand
Jeffers, Oliver
Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal...
Item No. 9780847862993
$55.00
Once Upon A Time Treasury
This enchanting gallery transports viewers to a fairy tale world -- an ageless fantasy realm inhabited by characters from favorite folktales and depicted by renowned artists. Lovingly reproduced from rare early editions, more than 180 illustrations portray scenes from stories by the Brothers Grimm...
Item No. 9780486468303
$24.95
Pass It Down
Marcus, Leonard S

Our families help shape who we are-what we look like, what we like to eat, even what our strengths and abilities are. So when a parent is a renowned children's book author or illustrator, creative ability may be part of an amazing legacy.

Leonard S. Marcus introduces readers to five best-...

Item No. 9780802796004
$19.95
Picture This - Hardcover (Revised)
Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas--about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story--remain...
Item No. 9781452135151
$28.99
Picture This - Softcover (Revised)
Bang, Molly
Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary.

Bang's powerful ideas remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius: Explore the intricate and thought-provoking ideas that Bang brings to Picture This...

Item No. 9781452151991
$22.99
Pipers at the Gates of Dawn: The Wisdom of Children's Literature
Cott, Jonathan

Jonathan Cott's reflections and conversations with six celebrated children's authors--now in a new edition​

Pipers at the Gates of Dawn is a unique ensemble bringing together Jonathan Cott's encounters and conversations with some of the most celebrated children's...

Item No. 9781517909321
$19.95
Quentin Blake
Carey, Joanna
Quentin Blake is a collaboration between Tate and London 's new House of Illustration, published to coincide with the gallery's inagural exhibition, Inside Stories, a landmark show by Quentin Blake.

Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and most highly regarded illustrators of...

Item No. 9781849763271
$24.95
Reading Picture Books with Children (Softcover)
Lambert, Megan Dowd

 Staff Pick

A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and...

Item No. 9781580897914
$16.99
Robert McCloskey: The Life for Me DVD

DVD documentary of the life and art of renowned illustrator Robert McCloskey. Created by Sam Ashworth, 2015.

Running time approximately 1 hour.

Item No. 888295257176
$30.00
Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter - Hardcover
In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar...

Item No. 9780763635060
$24.99
Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh
Brody, Leslie
In this inspiring biography, discover the true story of Harriet the Spy author Louise Fitzhugh -- and learn about the woman behind one of literature's most beloved heroines. Harriet the Spy, first published in 1964, has mesmerized generations of readers and launched a million...
Item No. 9781580057691
$30.00
Stories Behind the Stories
Miles, Stephanie

Entertaining . . . A lovely keepsake celebrating books that remain key parts of childhood for people all around the world.--Foreword Reviews

Did you know that the Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally just a fat worm named Willi?

Or that the author of ...

Item No. 9781638190417
$21.99
Story Time
The history of children's literature is a growing area of study; this group of essays brings together innovative, scholarly voices to explore the fascinating tales behind many beloved books. The publication mines the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature, one of the...
Item No. 9780300218459
$36.00
Tales For Little Rebels
Julia L. Mickenberg & Philip Nel

In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, "Strike down the wall!" and liberates itself from the "egg state." In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it.
Rather than teaching children to obey...

Item No. 9780814757215
$29.00
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
Grimm, Wilhelm

Of all of the rich fairy-tale collections that exist in countries throughout the world, few are better known than those gathered almost two centuries ago by a pair of German brothers--Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm--in their Children's Stories and Household Tales, first published in 1812....

Item No. 9780393088861
$39.95
The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales
The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales is a remarkable treasure trove, a work that celebrates the best-loved tales of childhood and presents them through the vision of Maria Tatar, a leading authority in the field of folklore and children's literature. Into the woods with Little Red Riding...
Item No. 9780393051636
$35.00
The Annotated Hans Christian Anderson
Andersen, Hans Christian
In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmark's perfect wizard and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults. Andersen's most beloved tales, such as The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling...
Item No. 9780393060812
$35.00
The Annotated Peter Pan
Barrie, James Matthew
One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story that, like Alice in Wonderland, bridges the generations, animating both adults and children with its kinetic energy. The adventures of the Darling children with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in...
Item No. 9780393066005
$39.95