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picture books
Topic Started: Jan 7 2016, 10:14 AM (1,013 Views)
suzannahhh
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for kiddies or adulties

you know
like
In the Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak
or Where the Wild Things Are

Green Eggs and Ham and others - Dr. Seuss

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

I'm especially interest in more recent pictire books of note

and then there are "coffee table" books

I have and love artist books about

Breughal
Bosch
Stanley Spenser

Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times

Vesalius - De Humani Corporis Fabrica
http://www.amazon.com/humani-corporis-fabrica-Facsimile-revised/dp/1503036839/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452179456&sr=1-2&keywords=de+humani+corporis+fabrica+english

I'll add more later

I'm especially interested in your choices . . .
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also

Codex Seraphinianus - Luigi Serafini

trully beautifully bizarre
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0847842134?keywords=codex%20seraphinianus&qid=1452179912&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Jung - The Red Book

Ernst Haeckel - Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
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During Nobel speculation, I noticed my library had an odd book by Cesar Aira that few sites had information on, entitled "Argentina: The Great Estancias." It was kind of like a coffee table book, mostly filled with (beautiful) pictures of these ranches, and Aira had written most of the descriptions. I wound up not reading it due to time constraints, but if anyone else comes across it, it seemed very worthwhile.
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I'm a big fan of William Joyce's books for kids. The pictures are detailed and richly coloured.

http://www.theguardiansofchildhoodbooks.com/


And, though not for everyone, the recent Jim Kay-illustrated Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone. We're reading it to our son at home and he loves it:

http://www.harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-9781408845646/
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There are so so so many, and I'm a little pressed for time. I'll offer up some list resources.

http://www.slj.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/SLJ_Fuse8_Top100_Picture.pdf
http://www.ssjcpl.org/books/kids/reading/pictureBooks.html
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/76496.Favorite_MODERN_Picture_Books
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/35512.Best_Modern_Children_s_Picture_Books
http://cattermole.com/page4.htm

I also tend to look at who has won this award and this (illustrators being '03; '05; '10; '11; & '13 for the latter).

There's also Cambridge's blog on children's literature.

A neat blog centered around out-of-print children's books written by unexpected authors, like Plath, Eco, Morrison, Huxley, &c. ALSO, on that blog, a book by James Joyce! yes. Here is the tag.

This book is also a tremendous resource, minus the terrible, awful name. A regalia of international treasures.

Finally, the book 100万回生きたねこ has had a bit of notoriety because the anime Cowboy Bebop abridged it in an episode. You can find a PDF of it here (translation is a tad off).

Hope that's at least some help. good topic.
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Yes, nice topic.

This could go in the cross-out thread (in fact I might well have put it in there), but it also works here::

Humument
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Does Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince count?
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Jan 7 2016, 10:50 AM
During Nobel speculation, I noticed my library had an odd book by Cesar Aira that few sites had information on, entitled "Argentina: The Great Estancias." It was kind of like a coffee table book, mostly filled with (beautiful) pictures of these ranches, and Aira had written most of the descriptions. I wound up not reading it due to time constraints, but if anyone else comes across it, it seemed very worthwhile.
I have one by Russel Hoban
called The Little Brute Family

actually Russell Hoban wrote lots of kid's books
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I recently found this terrific blog, http://tygertale.com

The infinite scroll and overall design make the information easily accessible, as well as tempting me to lose an entire day--browsing years worth of quality posts.

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Jan 11 2016, 08:48 PM
I recently found this terrific blog, http://tygertale.com

The infinite scroll and overall design make the information easily accessible, as well as tempting me to lose an entire day--browsing years worth of quality posts.

what a wondrous find, Bloss!!
thanks for sharing
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Jan 11 2016, 08:48 PM
I recently found this terrific blog, http://tygertale.com

The infinite scroll and overall design make the information easily accessible, as well as tempting me to lose an entire day--browsing years worth of quality posts.

thanks Bloss, it's a beautiful site, i've a sister and niece who will surely love it
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Shaun Tan: http://w11.zetaboards.com/thefictionalwoods/topic/7402719/1/#new

Love his work.
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Glad you two liked the site! Some other sites of note:

(Japanese children's books) https://ihatov.wordpress.com/
(An overall stellar blog from a graduate of the phd program in children's lit at Cambridge) http://www.clementinebeauvais.com/eng/
(Vintage picture books) http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/
(A great selection of 10 culturally significant (and high quality) books from Netherlands) http://www.letterenfonds.nl/en/publication/28/10-childrens-classics-from-holland

I would also seek out The Swan’s Child by Sjoerd Kuyper (you can see the cover here at another good blog: http://litkidz.com/swans-child_childrens_book). I easily see why this book (actually three books collected in one volume for English) is polarising, and most have spoken negatively about it, in the same way that your telling a thrilling, passionate, tear-drenched dream to a friend may not elicit the same emotions in said friend. This is Rorschach book, which is not to say it's indecipherable - there are plenty of simple-to-understand symbols - but passages resonate, or they sink. It's short; so give it a shot.

Funhouse - I need to read his work. He comes up all the time in my internet sojourns. I thought he was much older, having won the Astrid, but it looks as though the jury has alternated old/young/organisation. Crazy he's your neighbor. Do you two grab a pint and shoot the breeze? You've also met the other Australian laureate, Sonya Hartnett...Were you friends with Patricia Wrightson, too?
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Jan 12 2016, 08:08 PM

Funhouse - I need to read his work. He comes up all the time in my internet sojourns. I thought he was much older, having won the Astrid, but it looks as though the jury has alternated old/young/organisation. Crazy he's your neighbor. Do you two grab a pint and shoot the breeze? You've also met the other Australian laureate, Sonya Hartnett...Were you friends with Patricia Wrightson, too?
No, never had a pint with Shaun, more's the pity. But another friend of mine, Nicki Greenberg, who also does graphic novels and picture books (more the latter over the past five years since she's had her own kids), knows him well (he launched one of her books). Yeah, neither Shaun nor Sonya are very old for having won the Astrid. Both in their forties. And no, don't know Patricia Wrightson...
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If all you see above is a hat, you need to read more.
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A new story written by Beatrix Potter more than 100 years ago, featuring Peter Rabbit, is to be published for the first time.

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Apologies for the double post, but separate issue (perhaps new topic would be more appropriate?).

The biennial shortlists for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards are up. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award website also has its page for this year's announcement. A neat feature is that both awards list the nominees (215 candidates for Astrid and HCAA has 28 authors and 29 illustrators.
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The Hans Christian Andersen Awards were announced earlier today. Cao Wenxuan won the writer portion, Rotraut Susanne Berner the illustrator.
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And the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was announced yesterday: Meg Rosoff.
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The nominees for the ALMA 2017 award are now available! http://alma.se/Documents/2016/Nominated_Candidates_2017.pdf

I'm hoping this year doesn't go to an organization (as much as it helps...much prefer potential of discovering new authors...).

I'm actually shocked at how barren Germany, Japan, and China are.
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