children's book en Yiddish Book Center - Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span></p><p></p><p><a href="">The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art</a> is a busy place today as they are holding a Free Fun Friday till 4 pm, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free admission to the Museum includes films, storytimes, and activities.</p><p>The Carle’s current exhibitions, <em>Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty</em>, <em>Simms Taback: Art by Design</em> and <em>The Art of Eric Carle &amp; Friends: What's Your Favorite Animal?</em> are all part of today’s event.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 95095 at Yiddish Book Center - Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art Help Find This Dragon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.</p><p><a href="">Steve Light’s </a>masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of color, elevate this counting book (numbers 1–20) to new heights.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94985 at Help Find This Dragon "Frog Trouble" By Sandra Boyton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Best-selling children’s author, <a href="">Sandra Boynton</a>, has gone country with her </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> CD/Book combination, </span><a href=""><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Frog Trouble</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boynton tapped stars including Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, and Linda </span>Eder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to perform her original songs.</span></p><p>Calling Sandra Boynton “accomplished” is an understatement. She’s a writer, illustrator, humorist, songwriter, producer, and director who’s put out more than 50 books. She goes in many directions in her work and with<em> Frog Trouble</em>, the compass pointed to Nashville.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77161 at "Frog Trouble" By Sandra Boyton Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Suzanna Hermans joins us from <a href="">Oblong Books and Music</a> with this week's Book Picks List.</p><p>List:<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Rules of Summer</a> by Shaun Tan<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Three-Ring Rascals: The Show Must Go On!</a> by Kate Klise &amp; M. Sarah Klise<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Waterfire Saga, Book 1: Deep Blue</a> by Jennifer Donnelly (launch event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/4, 4pm)<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Monument 14: Savage Drift</a> by Emmy Laybourne (launch event at Rhinebeck store, Tuesday, 5/6, 7pm)<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Noggin</a> by John Corey Whaley<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Don't Even Think About It</a> by Sarah Mlynowski (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)<br /><a href="" target="_blank">The Here and Now</a> by Ann Brashares (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)<br /><a href="" target="_blank">We Were Liars</a> by E. Lockhart (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89255 at Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music Jenny Offill & Chris Appelhans - Sparky! <p>As a kid the want and need for a pet can take over every fiber of their being, as they beg and plead for that puppy or kitten. But in <a href="">Jenny </a><a href="">Offill</a>’s book <em>Sparky!,</em> our little girl gets a sloth. That’s right, a three-toed, slow moving sloth. The book and story are magically brought to life by <a href="">Chris </a><a href="">Appelhans</a>’ illustrations.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Katie Britton 85275 at Jenny Offill & Chris Appelhans - Sparky! "Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything" By Maira Kalman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.</p><p>Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84878 at "Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything" By Maira Kalman The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia At The Mahaiwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Founded in 1972, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a touring children’s </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> whose productions incorporate whimsical puppets. The company has a global audience, having performed for over four million spectators on four continents.</span></p><p>They will perform their stage adaptation of Leo Lionni’s exquisitely crafted Caldecott Honor books Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch By Inch on Sunday, January 26th at 2pm at <a href="">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA.</p><p>Swimmy is a tiny fish who uses ingenuity to fend off danger; Frederick, a poetic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience; and the third story is about a lovable inchworm who shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything. The show features an assortment of innovative puppetry styles and imaginative lighting techniques.</p><p>Jim Morrow is Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Artistic Director, a position he has held since 1991. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 82497 at The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia At The Mahaiwe Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendell Minor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators. He travels throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location, and immerse himself in the subject at hand.</span></p><p><a href="">The Norman Rockwell Museum</a> is celebrating the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his many cover illustrations and 25th anniversary illustrating children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. <a href=""><em>Wendell Minor’s America</em></a> is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.</p><p>The exhibit traces the Minor’s artistic journey through original artwork, artifacts, and references from his expansive visual chronicles, as well as commentary about his collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80116 at Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum Book Picks - The Golden Notebook <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Jacqueline Kellachan from <a href="">The Golden Notebook </a>in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week&#39;s Book Picks list.</p><p>List:<br /><em>Norman Mailer: A Double Life</em> by J. Michael Lennon<br /><em>Book of Ages: The Life and Opinion of Jane Franklin</em> by Jill Lepore<br /><em>David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants</em> by Malcolm Gladwell<br /><em>Flora and Ulysses</em> by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Cambell<br /><em>True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp</em> by Kathi Apelt<br /><em>Foraging &amp; Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook</em> by Dina Faconi, illustrated by Wendy Hollander<br /><em>Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York</em>&nbsp;edited by Sari Botton<br /><em>The Orphanmaster </em>by Jeanne Zimmerman<br /><em>Down in The Chapel: Religous Life in an American Prison</em> by Joshua Dubler<br /><em>Led Zepplin: The Oral History of The World&#39;s Greatest Rock Band</em> by Barney Hoskyns</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75140 at Book Picks - The Golden Notebook The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today’s children are glued not only to the television set, but to tablets, computers, and other electronic devices. Millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim </span>Trelease’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers and to improve their language skills.</span></p><p>There is an updated edition of <em>The Read-Aloud Handbook</em> that discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72038 at The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition