In this wide-ranging interview, Leonard and Maria Russo discuss their plans and vision for mineditionUS.
Not long after the pandemic began and talking heads with impressive bookshelf backdrops became a staple of our television viewing, the New York Times decided to take a closer look at the books themselves and asked several well-known figures to name three of their favorites. Among the famous [...]
In 2019, Everafter Books, an imprint of Trustbridge Media, introduced a journal of children’s literature studies with a uniquely global reach. Each issue is theme-based and features three sets of articles: a group from Europe, another from China, and a third (edited by Leonard) from North [...]
In November, Leonard collaborated virtually with French critic Nathalie Beau and a small group of Chinese jury panelists in selecting the winners of this year’s Original Illustration Exhibition’s top honors. This annual competition is open to published and unpublished illustrators [...]
This year, Leonard became a columnist for the Chinese monthly Meng (or “Dream”). Spurred onby the hope that China’s rising generation will play an important role on the world stage, China’sburgeoning middle-class has embraced childhood literacy as an essential skill and [...]
How lovely to be read by Australian children’s book author Michelle Cooper. In a recent Memoranda blog post, she comments from half a world away on Leonard’s collection of conversations with (mostly American) humor writers for young readers, Funny Business.
Astra Publishing House in association with Beijing-based Thinkingdom Media and the European and American editors of minedition have launched a worldwide picture book writing competition open to all writers regardless of nationality, place of residence, or experience level. Leonard is Jury [...]
Earlier this year, Chinese literature scholar Zhang Shengzhen visited New York University on a Fulbright Fellowship. While in New York, she contacted Leonard and recorded a wide-ranging interview with him concerning the origins and development of and current trends in Western children’s [...]
This fall, Leonard again served as one of dPictus.com’s guest curators for its annual “100 Outstanding Picture Books” showcase at the Frankfurt International Book Fair. dPictus provides the global professional children’s book community with a year-round virtual rights [...]
Beijing-based literature professor Zhang Shengzhen takes a close look at The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, the book-length illustrated catalogue that accompanied the University of Minnesota Library’s recent adaptation of Leonard’s landmark 2013-2014 exhibition of the [...]
In its September/October 2020 issue, the Yale Alumni Magazine gave an appreciative nod to Leonard and some of the many other Yale graduates who have left their mark on the branch of literature that, perhaps more than any other, has a lasting influence on what we care about and who we become. [...]
New York, NY, August 20, 2020, 5:30 PM Eastern: Astra Publishing House has tapped esteemed children’s book expert Leonard Marcus as Editor-at-Large at the newly formed global publishing company. “As a renowned historian, author, critic, exhibition curator, and public educator, Leonard [...]
A new adventure began on July 1st when Leonard joined forces with a small group of seasoned book world professionals to create an exciting new publishing imprint with global ambitions. You can read the full article here.
In this wide-ranging conversation, educator, art director, and podcast host Giuseppe Castellano takes a deep dive with Leonard into the history of American children’s books from Puritan primers to the We Need Diverse Books movement and beyond. Listen here: Listen to interviews with art [...]