1. leeandlow:

Great NYT article: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Read the full article here.

    leeandlow:

    Great NYT article: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Read the full article here.

  2. nprbooks:

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images
Today’s top book news item:
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children’s book.Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitaris about Richard’s grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards’ musical aspirations. Richards plans to collaborate on the text with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro, and his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards will illustrate it.
"I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about," Richards said in a statement. "The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers expects to release the book in September.

My head just exploded!

    nprbooks:

    Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

    Today’s top book news item:

    Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children’s book.Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitaris about Richard’s grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards’ musical aspirations. Richards plans to collaborate on the text with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro, and his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards will illustrate it.

    "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about," Richards said in a statement. "The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers expects to release the book in September.

    My head just exploded!

  3. rachelfershleiser:

    nprbooks:

    Today’s top book news item:

    Brian Floca’s Locomotive wins the Caldecott Medal for children’s book artistry. It’s the story of an 1869 railroad journey that includes everything from sketches of the crew to the “smoke and cinders, ash and sweat” of the coal engine.

    Also, Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses — about a girl who befriends a poetry-writing flying squirrel — takes home the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children’s book of 2013.

    #realtalk: I have had a crush on Brian Floca for many, many years.

  4. schoollibraryjournal:

    Shaun Tan, top of the Video Sunday post.

    (via Video Sunday: “He cried at the BEGINNING of Old Yeller” — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production)

    "The moment I learned to read and write, my attention became divided."

  5. cloudunbound:

    A sampling of Lee & Low’s award-winning titles. What a pleasure to see book jackets that reflect the world as it really is. See L&L’s blog, The Open Book, to track developments in #diverselit (a Twitter discussion they hold).

  6. thelifeguardlibrarian:

Three new (gorgeous) children’s books out for Black History Month

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Three new (gorgeous) children’s books out for Black History Month

  7. Via Linda Barry aka thenearsightedmonkey.

    Via Linda Barry aka thenearsightedmonkey.

    (Source: imgfave)