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Monday, July 8, 2013

Why Children's Books Matter

Some fun stuff out there recently about kids' books!

Here's a recent article at the Atlantic website about an exhibit at the New York Public Library, curated by Leonard Marcus, a children's book historian.  It makes me want to go to New York City!  The display is called "The ABC of It:  Why Children's Books Matter," and it includes first editions of some classic titles, discussion of the evolution of children's literature, and more (including the original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals--we're not talking Disney, here!)

Then, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the folks at Teaching Books created a 6-minute video montage of words of winning artists, in-studio interviews with Kevin Henkes, Leo and Dianne Dillon, and David Weisner, and first-edition covers of all the winning titles.  It is a lovely tribute for those of us who GEEK CHILDREN'S LITERATURE!



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