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‘I Love You With All of My Butt’ and Other Illustrated Hilarity From the Mouths of Babes

‘I Love You With All of My Butt’ and Other Illustrated Hilarity From the Mouths of Babes

Right. That’s why we all had kids… Read More

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Lose Yourself in Tony DiTerlizzi’s ‘Realms’

Lose Yourself in Tony DiTerlizzi’s ‘Realms’

Tony DiTerlizzi is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author–his ‘WondLa’ trilogy is a favorite in my household, and we’ve got several of his pictures books as well. But before ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles,’ before his Caldecott Honor for ‘The Spider and the Fly,’ DiTerlizzi was a geeky kid who loved playing ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’ Read More

The Hobbit as Tolkien Saw It

J.R.R. Tolkien was a remarkably talented man, and famously provided a set of his own illustrations for his 1937 novel The Hobbit, though of course many editions have added those by other artists. But it wasn’t until the publisher HarperCollins was … Read More

Picture Book Confusion

  Sitting down to read a stack of picture books is one of life’s little pleasures. Especially when those books are an ever-changing delight thanks to our friendly local library.  Each read-through is a journey of imagination and learning. But if your kids are anything like mine, they regularly pick up on inconsistent text and… Read More