2019 Carle Honors Announced

Chairing the Carle Honors Committee of the Eric Carle Museum of Museum of Picture Book Art continues to be a deeply satisfying way to help recognize the most innovative efforts of artists, publishing and library professionals, and others to connect children with books both here and around the world.

Meeting Madeleine L’Engle

Leonard's work as editor of the Library of America's authoritative edition of Madeleine L'Engle's Kairos Novels really began, in a sense, years earlier during a memorable, touch-and-go encounter with the author of A Wrinkle in Time. Here's what happened.

The Notorious UN

Ursula Nordstrom, Harper’s visionary publisher of “good books for bad children,” is now the subject of a comics tribute by illustrator Joana Avillez. It appeared on the back page of the New York Times Book Review as Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom reached its [...]

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.

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