children's book

William Joyce - The Numberlys

Sep 8, 2014

William Joyce enchanted people of all ages with his Academy Award winning animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, and captured children’s imaginations with his Emmy award winning animated Disney Channel series, based on his books, Rolie Polie Olie. Needles to say, Joyce brings magic to any medium he works with. His newest project is The Numberlys.

 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 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.

The Carle’s current exhibitions, Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, Simms Taback: Art by Design and The Art of Eric Carle & Friends: What's Your Favorite Animal? are all part of today’s event.

Help Find This Dragon

Jul 16, 2014

    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.

Steve Light’s masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of color, elevate this counting book (numbers 1–20) to new heights.

Best-selling children’s author, Sandra Boynton, has gone country with her 5th CD/Book combination, Frog Trouble.

Boynton tapped stars including Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, and Linda Eder to perform her original songs.

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 Frog Trouble, the compass pointed to Nashville.

  Suzanna Hermans joins us from Oblong Books and Music with this week's Book Picks List.

List:
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
Three-Ring Rascals: The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise
Waterfire Saga, Book 1: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (launch event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/4, 4pm)
Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (launch event at Rhinebeck store, Tuesday, 5/6, 7pm)
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)

Jenny Offill & Chris Appelhans - Sparky!

Mar 7, 2014

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 Jenny Offill’s book Sparky!, 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 Chris Appelhans’ illustrations.

    Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

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.

Founded in 1972, The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is a touring children’s theatre whose productions incorporate whimsical puppets. The company has a global audience, having performed for over four million spectators on four continents.

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 The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA.

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.

Jim Morrow is Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Artistic Director, a position he has held since 1991.

    Wendell Minor 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.

The Norman Rockwell Museum 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. Wendell Minor’s America is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.

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.

    

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J. Michael Lennon
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinion of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Cambell
True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp by Kathi Apelt
Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Faconi, illustrated by Wendy Hollander
Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York edited by Sari Botton
The Orphanmaster by Jeanne Zimmerman
Down in The Chapel: Religous Life in an American Prison by Joshua Dubler
Led Zepplin: The Oral History of The World's Greatest Rock Band by Barney Hoskyns

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