When my family met in Costa Rica in November, I bought a charming picture book there by a well-known local author. It is inspiring to
Sunday night we returned from a two-week trip along the Pyrenees Mountains in France, Andorra, and Spain and while in Barcelona, I purchased a remarkable
This July, two middle grade books took me on a journey to new countries with beautiful and authentic description of setting. As Jennifer Baker said
Around the world there are similarities and differences in the way children’s books are illustrated. Let’s look at a selection of books from Pacific communities.
With humor and gusto these two picture books offer well-illustrated views on coping with flora and fauna. Both use water based media and line to
It is important to be aware of the visual voices of picture book authors and illustrators around the world. We can all inspire one another
Color, whether subtle or saturated, has immense power. For picturebooks color can be exploited for its emotional value as well as being a property that
Yes, writers and illustrators in other countries produce wonderful children’s books, as we do. And why shouldn’t we consider those too? A number of years
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day to write about and share my love of picture books and talk about the illustrator
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.
I am proud to say that soon I will be a Clavis Books author. I loved their books and mission from the moment I Googled