Remembering Alice Provensen

Alice was one of the most memorable illustrators of our time, both singly and in collaboration with her late husband Martin. When I interviewed her for my book Side by Side and asked her exactly who had done what in the creation of the many books that she and Martin worked on closely together, [...]

The Picture Book Biography Examined

The recent NYU symposium: "Telling Lives: A Closer Look at Picture Book Biography" drew a lively and engaged audience of writers, illustrators, publishers, educators, librarians, and NYU students and staff. Publishers Weekly was there too, and here is their report on the morning's events.

Will the real Madeleine L’Engle Please Stand Up

The new Disney film based on Madeleine L'Engle's best-loved novel has led fans back to the book itself and to the question of just who was the author who so deftly intertwined elements of science fiction, spirituality, fantasy, and family drama in a tautly constructed coming-of-age story that [...]

The Editor Speaks: An Interview with Regina Hayes

A lifelong bookworm and unapologetic generalist, Regina Hayes, who led Viking Children’s Books from 1982 to 2012 and is now a Viking editor at large, has ranged widely across genres in an action-packed career marked by intense curiosity, quiet, persistent daring, and a firm grasp of the world [...]

Pakistan and Picture Books

How interesting to find interest in Pakistan in the art of the picture book and to see books crossing national borders in this way. Art Now - Contemporary Art of Pakistan: Book Review: “Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated [...]

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