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Picture Books

By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Eva likes Sam’s pony drawing. It’s a velociraptor, says Sam. Eva would like to collaborate. No, says Sam. But that doesn’t stop Eva, who gets started on drawing a marmot anyway. Annoyed by Eva’s insistence, ... Read More »

November 15, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Cordell Barker

This fall, publisher Firefly is mining the National Film Board for source material. Two Oscar-nominated NFB animated short films are repurposed for a new audience as the original filmmakers serve as authors, reusing and reformatting ... Read More »

November 6, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Julie Kraulis

In her latest picture book, Julie Kraulis looks at textiles and clothing from a perspective far removed from both contemporary, disposable fast fashion and flashy haute couture. A Pattern for Pepper is an appealing introduction ... Read More »

July 28, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Lori Doody

Little ones love a lively scene, and there’s plenty for them to look at in the rollicking illustrations that accompany Cara Kansala’s spirited poems in All Around the Circle. Kansala and her long-time artistic collaborator ... Read More »

July 28, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books