July 24, 2017

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New Fuse 8 n’ Kate Episode: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Oh. We churning them out now. We’ve got a rhythm. We’ve got a beat. And now we’re going to start rip-roaring through our books.  This week’s podcast episode (found here or on iTunes under “Kate n’ Fuse 8″) was a good one too. I decided to finally crack one of the Top Ten books that […]

Eric Carle’s Brown Bear & Friends at 50 | Touch and Go

Bill Martin Jr’s beloved Brown Bear turned 50, and to celebrate, a tap-and-touch encounter with the book’s characters illustrated by Eric Carle has been released.

What’s Your Favorite Color? by Eric Carle & others | SLJ Review

CARLE, Eric & others. What’s Your Favorite Color? illus. by Eric Carle & others. 40p. Holt. May 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780805096149.

PreS-Gr 2 –Carle and 14 other picture book artists share their favorite colors through memories, poems, and child-friendly snippets in this collection of testimonials. Despite the emphasis on the visuals, text and illustrations in each spread are equally strong. From Philip C. Stead’s gentle ode to the many shades of green to Jill McElmurry’s tactile imagining of […]

Allen Say, Lee and Low, Regina Hayes, and Steven Heller at the Carle Honors Gala

Where else can an Artist, an Angel, a Mentor, and a Bridge meet? Celebrating the work of some of the picture book industry’s greatest achievers.

In Memoriam 2015

Our annual tribute to those we lost this past year, notables who not only contributed to the community but helped to define it with their literary, scholarly, and artistic accomplishments.

Carle Honors Gala Celebrates Oxenbury, Porter, Bertin, and Cotsen Library

The 10th annual Eric Carle Honors Benefit Gala on September 24, celebrating children’s book champions and including an art auction, was dedicated to the memory of Carle Museum cofounder Barbara Carle.

Barbara Carle, Cofounder of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Has Died at 76

Barbara Carle, an educator who served as the first board chair of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, died on September 7 in North Carolina, following a brief illness. She was 76.

The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle | SLJ Review

CARLE, Eric. The Nonsense Show. illus. by Eric Carle. 40p. Philomel. Oct. 2015. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780399176876.
PreS-Gr 1–Nonsense indeed! A rabbit pulls a boy out of a hat, a mouse chases a cat, and a girl plays tennis with an apple instead of a ball. These are just a few of the goofy images readers will find in Carle’s latest picture book. In rhyming text and surrealist illustrations, the book is full of Carle’s distinct art featuring bright and colorfully […]

Pick of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Animal?

This successful collaboration of old favorites and newer names in illustration is sure to keep youngsters engaged.

Winning Over Fidgety Listeners with New Storytime Classics │ JLG’s On the Radar

Do you have kids who wiggle and chatter while you read to them? Junior Library Guild editors have selected new picture book titles that will engage restless children from the first page to the last.

Video Sunday: Robot, heck. You should see my krumping.

All right.  Me stuff off the bat.  I was recently asked to moderate a panel of authors for the Children’s Media Association.  The panel consisted of Ame Dyckman, Joanne Levy, Katherine Longshore, Elisa Ludwig, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Sarvenaz Tash.  During the course of the evening it was suggested that we perform a Giant Dance […]

Fusenews: I had a little list, the prettiest ever seen

Oh, so very much has gone on this week!  Where to begin?  What to do?  Well, for starters, NYPL released a handy dandy list to accompany their current exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.  I helped make said list, which is officially called 100 Great Children’s Books, 100 Years.  So, two things.  […]

Mo Willems Exhibit; Kidlit Book Awards; Gaming in the Classroom | News Bites

Celebrate 10 years of Mo Willems’s Pigeon with a visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, which will be hosting an exhibit on the award-winning author/illustrator. Winners for the Jane Addams, Golden Kite, and IRA awards have been announced. Attend a one-day workshop focused on integrating games into the K–12 classroom. These stories and more, in this week’s News Bites.