1. thelifeguardlibrarian:

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

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

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

  2. momalibrary:

Even Librarians Were Children Once
Here at the Library, the Century of the Child exhibition got us nostalgic for books that fascinated us as kids, especially those related to modern art.
We have several in the Library collection. My personal fave is Bruno Munari’s Circus in the Mist (1969). I was entranced by the way the vellum creates the feeling of deep, mysterious space. I’d be paging through it lovingly right now except that it’s currently on view in the galleries—in a play environment of the artist’s own design (Abitacolo [Cockpit] play environment, 1971).
Here are some of the other books that influenced library staff members. They’re on display in the reading room, so stop by for storytime. —jt
Faith Ringgold. Tar Beach (1991). –Lori Salmon, Library Assistant
Edward Gorey. The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963). –Ian Goulston, Assistant Librarian, Cataloging
Bill Waterson. The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes (1992). –Vickii Wong, Library Assistant
William Wegman. Little Red Riding Hood (1993). –Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant
[insert dinosaur book here] –David Senior, Bibliographer
Paul Calle. The Pencil (1974) –Philip Parente, Senior Library Assistant
Munro Leaf and Ludwig Bemelmans. Noodle (1937). –Milan Hughston, Chief of the Library and Museum Archives

I remember this book!

    momalibrary:

    Even Librarians Were Children Once

    Here at the Library, the Century of the Child exhibition got us nostalgic for books that fascinated us as kids, especially those related to modern art.

    We have several in the Library collection. My personal fave is Bruno Munari’s Circus in the Mist (1969). I was entranced by the way the vellum creates the feeling of deep, mysterious space. I’d be paging through it lovingly right now except that it’s currently on view in the galleries—in a play environment of the artist’s own design (Abitacolo [Cockpit] play environment, 1971).

    Here are some of the other books that influenced library staff members. They’re on display in the reading room, so stop by for storytime. —jt

    Faith Ringgold. Tar Beach (1991). –Lori Salmon, Library Assistant

    Edward Gorey. The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963). –Ian Goulston, Assistant Librarian, Cataloging

    Bill Waterson. The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes (1992). –Vickii Wong, Library Assistant

    William Wegman. Little Red Riding Hood (1993). –Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant

    [insert dinosaur book here] –David Senior, Bibliographer

    Paul Calle. The Pencil (1974) –Philip Parente, Senior Library Assistant

    Munro Leaf and Ludwig Bemelmans. Noodle (1937). –Milan Hughston, Chief of the Library and Museum Archives

    I remember this book!

  3. schoollibraryjournal:

Betsy Bird’s Top 100 kids books of all time. Picture Books PDF here, Novels, here.

    schoollibraryjournal:

    Betsy Bird’s Top 100 kids books of all time. Picture Books PDF here, Novels, here.

  4. Illustrator Leo Dillon died last Friday. Here are a few of the covers and titles he, along with his wife, Diane, illustrated.

    You can check out more of their art here.

  5. theatlantic:

Maurice Sendak’s Unreleased Drawings and Intaglio Prints

    theatlantic:

    Maurice Sendak’s Unreleased Drawings and Intaglio Prints

  6. Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author Who Upended Tradition, Dies at 83

    Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author Who Upended Tradition, Dies at 83