Category Archives: Illustrator Spotlight

Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg!

Today is author and illustrator Steven Kellogg’s birthday! The author and illustrator of more than 90 books for children, Mr. Kellogg is best known for his beloved characters Pinkerton, Clorinda, and Jimmy and his boa. The joy Mr. Kellogg felt … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Byron Barton

We’re still going strong with our 2013 Summer Library Program (SLP) as we “Dig Into Reading,” so this month we are going to spotlight an author/illustrator with books that fit perfectly with the theme. There are a great number of … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight — Scott Nash

Summer is almost here and we are really excited about our annual Summer Library Program! This month’s spotlight features Collaborative Summer Library Program illustrator Scott Nash. Mr. Nash has illustrated many books for kids, including Beach Day, The Cat in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Jules Feiffer! This extraordinary author has not only written and illustrated numerous books for children, but he has also illustrated comics, written novels, plays and screenplays, and has garnered many awards for his body … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!

Today is Marc Brown‘s birthday! Best known for his Arthur the Aardvark series, Mr. Brown has made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. It … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Lift-the-Flap Mouse

We love having crafts available for kids to make after story time.  We especially love it when we can find something that ties in directly with a book we just read!  Many authors and illustrators have websites that are full … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight — Brian Lies

Summer is almost here, so that means we are getting ready for our annual Summer Library Program (SLP)!  We love the theme for this year–it is all about the night: dreaming, wishes, nocturnal animals, and stars.  Join us as we … Continue reading

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May 2012 Reviews, Part 2

Stars written by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Marla Frazee From Miss Jennie at Ontario This is a new book that I just fell in love with!  What child (or adult) hasn’t gazed up into the evening sky and wondered … Continue reading

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Author/Illustrator Spotlight — Lucy Cousins

Welcome to this months’ author and illustrator spotlight! Maisy the mouse may not be as popular as many of the Disney characters — or any of the other animated TV characters, for that matter — but there is no question … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight — Hiroe Nakata

We’ve highlighted some of our favorite children’s authors in the past, but don’t think that we’ve forgotten about the illustrators, because we haven’t! Some authors like Rosemary Wells, Margaret Wise Brown, and Kevin Henkes actually write and illustrate many of … Continue reading

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