For this interview, we visit with Heidi Hammond, associate professor at St. Catherine University in the MLIS program, long-time school librarian, and author of Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: a Guide to the Illustrations, along with co-author Gail D. Nordstrom.
Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop?… more
by Vicki PalmquistI’ve been savoring Quentin Blake: Beyond the Page (Tate Publishing, 2012), a book that is replete with photos, illustrative art, and all the many ways Mr. Blake’s art has adorned many aspects of life “beyond the page.”
In his own voice, we hear of the places illustration has taken him. With something near a state of wonder, Mr.… more
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Catherine, Called Birdywritten by Karen Cushman published by Clarion Books, 1994 Newbery Honor book“Corpus Bones! I utterly loathe my life.”
Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man – any rich man, no matter how awful. But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing.… more
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