Category Archives: board books

5 Things to Help Kill the Winter Blues and Write Children’s Books

Look at me! I’m writing! It’s been a good, solid, busy year, but I’ve been having pangs….nonblogging pangs.  Luckily, it’s about this time of year people start to resolve to stuff and commit to things. So I’m committing. And when my three-year-old post about the winter blues resurfaced, I figured it was time to get [...]


It’s a perfect day for this book…at least where I am. I know there are lots of books that celebrate snow, but for some reason this one really captures the feeling for me better than any other.  ”‘No Snow’ said Radio. ‘It’ll melt’ said woman with umbrella. ”  Despite all the dire predictions to the [...]

Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson from 7imp

I just stumbled across this great interview on 7imp–accompanied by lots of cool visual reference–with Phillip Nel about his book Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss about two of the greatest children’s book creators (I’m sure I’m not alone in this assessment). I just gave A Hole Is to Dig to a friend for a baby [...]

Board Books, They’re Not Just for Babies Anymore

Well, okay, they’re mostly for babies. But I do find immense pleasure in certain board books, I must say. And I’ve been thinking a lot about them since I seem to have friends around me breeding left and right. So here are a few that rise to the top. Just check out this pair by [...]