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Illustration Inspiration: Lindsay Ward, Author-Illustrator of The Importance of Being Three

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Lindsay Ward, Author-Illustrator of The Importance of Being Three

This adorable picture book celebrating important life events is the perfect gift for third birthdays.

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The Rise of Graphic Novels: A Ten Year Celebration of First Second Books

| March 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Rise of Graphic Novels: A Ten Year Celebration of First Second Books

To celebrate First Second Books and the rise of graphic novels, we thought it would be fun to have graphic novelist veteran, Leland Myrick, who has been with First Second from the beginning, and Andy Hirsch, a 2016 debut graphic novelist, interview each other.

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Illustration Inspiration: Renée Graef, Illustrator of Thérèse Makes a Tapestry

| March 14, 2016 | 3 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Renée Graef, Illustrator of Thérèse Makes a Tapestry

Renée Graef has illustrated over seventy books for children, including the Kirsten series in the American Girl collection and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Milwaukee.

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Join Tara Lazar and S.britt Bantering About Normal Norman

| March 10, 2016 | 1 Comment
Join Tara Lazar and S.britt Bantering About Normal Norman

Picture book extraordinaire Tara Lazar and the frightfully creative S. Britt interview each other about Normal Norman (Sterling Children’s Books, 2016), a laugh-out-loud book that explores the meaning of normal through the study of an exceptionally strange orangutan.

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Illustration Inspiration: Patrice Barton, Illustrator of Little Bitty Friends

| February 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Patrice Barton, Illustrator of Little Bitty Friends

Patrice Barton’s artistic talents were discovered at age three when she was found creating a mural on the wall of her dining room with a pastry brush and a can of Crisco.

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Illustration Inspiration: Kim Krans, “ABC Dream”

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Kim Krans, “ABC Dream”

This gem comes to us from Kim Krans, the creator of The Wild Unknown—a lifestyle website offering prints, calendars, and more.

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Illustration Inspiration: Jackie Morris, “The Wild Swans”

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Jackie Morris, “The Wild Swans”

Jackie Morris lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. Her latest book is the retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans.

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Q&A with Hervé Tullet (Yes, It Rhymes!)

| September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Hervé Tullet (Yes, It Rhymes!)

What drove you to start creating children’s books?

A revolt! When I had my first child, children’s books looked like some stupid marketing thing.

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Illustration Inspiration: Carolyn Conahan, Illustrator of This Old Van

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Carolyn Conahan, Illustrator of This Old Van

Carolyn Conahan is the author and illustrator of several picture books, including The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon (Sterling), and The Big Wish (Chronicle), which was awarded the 2011 Oregon Spirit Book Award for Picture Books by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English.

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Illustration Inspiration: Jennifer Gray Olson, Ninja Bunny

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Jennifer Gray Olson, Ninja Bunny

JENNIFER GRAY OLSON is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in art education. She is a glassblower and sculptor. In addition to writing and illustrating …

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