November 24, 2015

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Fear, Friendship, and the State of the Picture Book: A Conversation with Philip and Erin Stead


Husband and wife picture book creators Philip and Erin Stead talk about their latest picture book, Lenny & Lucy, their process, and whether or not we might all be living in a “second golden age of picture books.”

Companions Steadfast and True | Great Books about Imaginary Friends


Ranging from picture books to novels, this selection of fun-filled tales about pretend pals celebrate unfailing friendship, effervescent individuality, and the prodigious power of imagination.

Pick of the Day: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (DVD)

DVD cover illus Elephant, penguin, and man

A Sick Day for Amos McGee. DVD. 9 min. Weston Woods. 2012. ISBN 978-0-545-44751-5. $59.95; CD, ISBN 978-0-545-44756-0: $12.95; CD with hardcover book, ISBN 978-0-545-44809-3: $29.95.
PreS-Gr 1–When Amos McGee wakes up feeling under the weather and stays home from work, his animal friends at the zoo board the bus to pay Amos a visit. They spend the day cheering Amos up by playing quiet games, caring for his every need, and reading him a bedtime story so he won’t be […]