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Get the Picture!

Fans of children’s books will be blown away by the Brandywine Art Museum’s current exhibition “Get the Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration,” which features our very own Raul Colon.

A look at the interior of the official invitation:

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Celebrating 8 of the industry’s most visible and prolific artists, ‘Get the Picture!’ features 20 works from each of the artists’ latest titles.

Image from Raul Colon’s “Draw!”:

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Showcasing the incredible diversity that is present in approaches and subject matter, “Get the Picture” has also been receiving some nice press – like this piece!

Image by Raul Colon, from “Draw!”:

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The exhibition will be up until October 9th. And congratulations, Raul!

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!

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Find the Differences – Laura Tallardy’s Latest App, Just in Time for Easter!

Laura Tallardy is excited to present her latest app, “Find the Differences – Easter Edition,” featuring classic artwork by children’s book artist Wendy Edelson.

Recently championed on the popular blog “Moms with Apps” (you can read it here), this charming puzzle game is an engaging challenge for children and adults alike. Who wouldn’t want to get lost in imagery as cute as this?

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And now we get to the very best part, ladies and gentlemen: the app is FREE! Challenge those peepers and see if you’ve got what it takes in this game of bunnies, eggs, and all things spring.

Download it here.

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Just in Time for Women’s History Month: “Fearless Flyer,” Illustrated by Raul Colon

Raul Colon has several awesome children’s books under his belt, and lately he seems to be the go-to fellow for illustrated historical titles – specifically, those featuring some mighty strong and inspiring women.

We recently saw the trailer for his latest title, “Fearless Flyer,” and are excited to share it with you during this month of female empowerment.

Take a look here!

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The Children’s Book Council Honors Simona Mulazzani

The Children’s Book Council, one of North America’s foremost supporters of children’s literature and reading, recently honored “Rock-A-Bye Romp,” a darling play on the famous lullaby, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by our own Simona Mulazzani.

Their “Hot off the Press” list, which features anticipated bestsellers, is a unique and impressive collection of fun titles, and we couldn’t be happier to see Simona in such nice company.

Take a look at the complete list here.

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“Rock-A-Bye Romp,” Illustration by Simona Mulazzani

 

“Apes A-Go-Go!,” Illustrated by A. Richard Allen, Announces its US Invasion!

“Apes A-Go-Go!,” the catchy title from avant garde fashion designer-turned-author Roman Milisic and our very own A. Richard Allen, has been receiving warm praise in the UK for its endearing and wacky narrative.

But our furry friends cannot be contained! No no – in fact, they will be headed stateside, where they will be gracing the shelves of children everywhere. You have been forewarned!

Knopf/Random House has picked up this fun title and is very excited to be releasing it in July. Moreover, we are delighted that the news is spreading quickly, as Kirkus gave “Apes A-Go-Go” a very nice review, which you can read here.

Congratulations, Richard! We can’t wait to see this book on our local shelves!

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Josée up for Literary Award!

We’re pleased to announce that Josée Bisaillon’s children’s book “The Emperor’s Second Hand Clothes” is a finalist in the illustration category of the Canadian 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards!  It’s one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for literature, similar to the United States’ Caldecott Medal.  Winners are announced November 18th, and you can read more about the contest and finalists here. Good luck Josée!