Fabulous New York Times Review for Josée Bisaillon!

It seems like we are not alone in swooning over Josée Bisaillon’s adorable children’s book illustrations! We were absolutely tickled to read this wonderful New York Times review of her work for “Mom, Dad, our Books, and Me,” written by Danielle Marcotte.

We were struck and moved by the reviewer’s focus on Josée’s outstanding contributions to the story. Oftentimes, the illustrations are treated as a bit of an afterthought – yet here they were celebrated just as proudly as the strong writing and charming narrative.

Take a look here!


In Need of Inspiration? The Guggenheim Released 109 Free Art Books Online!

Via Openculture:


“Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge.

We’re happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109. Published between 1937 and 1999, the art books/catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis BaconGustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, Fernand Léger, and Kandinsky. Plus there are other texts (e.g., Masterpieces of Modern Art and Abstract Expressionists Imagists) that tackle meta movements and themes.”

What a wonderful gift the Guggenheim has given us – I’m not sure about you, but I know what rabbit hole I’ll be lost in this weekend!

Dave Calver Recognized By TASCHEN As Top Illustrator!

Dave Calver was thrilled to learn recently that his work has been selected for the prestigious third volume of TASCHEN’s Illustration Now series.

Published out of Germany, TASCHEN curates a fascinating mix of star illustrators like Dave with fresh new talents to be enjoyed by the creative industry, and those with a strong appreciation for expertly crafted visuals. In addition to showcasing a few samples of the selected works, short biographies will also be included to offer a deeper look into the minds of the artists. Dave’s work is sure to be in excellent company when the book is released later this year. Way to go, Dave!

Raul Colón Wins 2009 Sydney Taylor Award for Younger Readers!

The 2009 Sydney Taylor Award for Younger Readers from the Association of Jewish Libraries was awarded to As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward  Freedom, written by  Rich Michelson, illustrated by Raul Colon and published by Alfred A. Knopf.   In her letter to Raul, the President of the Association wrote  that Raul’s illustrations “provide a wonderful subtext to the compelling story. How appropriate that it should be our award winner at a time when America is inaugurating its first Black president! “ The Sydney Taylor Book Award recognizes the best in Jewish children’s literature. Medals are awarded annually for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Click here to purchase this book at

Mazel Tov, Raul!