There may be children’s books for the slightly wiser, twenty-something crowd out there, but let’s just say there are enough books in the world to ensure some will be quite depressing for any age at all. Some of these titles seem legit, though a portion, as the comments call out, might really be fake. Thank […]
All gloom and despair: that’s what Franz Kafka is known for with his novels and short stories, and the 20th century literary icon can hardly be said to have written any children’s tales in his life. Brooklyn-based writer and video game designer Matthue Roth therefore took it upon himself to adapt Kakfa for children with […]
By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013
Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.
Rhode Island and New York-based photographer Rachel Hulin’s latest series, entitled The Flying Series, features adorable and etherial floating babies. She is working on publishing a children’s book that tells the story of one flying baby in particular: Henry. Flying Henry will be released in April 2013.
Star Trek Book of Opposites – has there ever been a better book written for trekkie children? I don’t think so. Teaching the basics of opposites with colorful photos used from the original Star Trek series, this book can be loved and appreciated by all age groups. Now we just need the author to write the Next Generation, DS9, and Voyager versions!
I just finished illustrating a children’s story book written by Joshua Wilson called The UnStealer. Within this silly and fun collection of different scenarios, the UnStealer is a thief who steals the ‘Un’ from the front of descriptive words, ultimately turning negative events and feelings into positive ones. Attention agents and publishers!
I only saw the work of illustrator Chris Haughton this summer. I picked up his children’s book, A Bit Lost, and was immediately won over by the cover. The rest of it, and his work, does not disappoint. Beautifully simple, with great use of colour, his work is just very easy to look at and enjoy.
A lot of Dain Fagerholm’s work is cute and would be appropriate for a children’s book, but it’s his more meticulously rendered, creepy images that really strike me. What can I say, I’m a sucker for monsters.
Tigerbuttah is a great new children’s book paying homage to the Golden Books of the ’50s and ’60s, but with more contemporary sounding text accompanying the retro artwork. It’s a fun story about the main character, Tigerbuttah, rediscovering his imagination. The book was even printed by Golden Books, though it is not officially released through […]
Illustrator Dallas Clayton has just published an awesome book called, wait for it, An Awesome Book. It’s a ridiculously cute, heart-rending children’s book, encouraging kids and adults alike to never lose our senses of wonder and imagination (psst, it could make a great late gift idea!)