Depressing children’s book titles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 17 June 2014

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 […]

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My First Kafka: a kid’s book with macabre illustrations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 27 July 2013

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 […]

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Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands: an illustrated eBook

Contributions Reader Find

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.

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Photographs of flying babies by Rachel Hulin

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 6 March 2013

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.

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KIDS BOOK: Star Trek Book of Opposites

Julie Gillrie Reader Find

By Julie Gillrie in New Products on Wednesday 12 December 2012

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!

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The UnStealer: a children’s book illustrated by Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson Reader Find

By Donna Wilson in New Art on Thursday 29 March 2012

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!

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Chris Haughton

Jacob Stack Reader Find

By Jacob Stack in New Illustration on Thursday 17 November 2011

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.

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Dain Fagerholm’s monster art

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 August 2010

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.

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Tigerbuttah Book

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 15 June 2010

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 […]

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Bats Langley

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 1 October 2009

Bats Langley. What a fantastic name! With some fantastic work, as well. I would love to see his detailed paintings or drawings grace the pages of a childrens’ book.

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An Awesome Book

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 30 December 2008

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!)

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