Illustrator Spotlight: Sanna Annukka

British-Finnish illustrator, Sanna Annukka, is best known for her textile designs for Finnish brand Marimekko, but she has also done the illustrations for two Hans Christian Andersen tales that I desperately want on my own shelves. The Snow Queen Hans Christian Anderson Illustrated by Sanna Annukka 9780399578502, hardcover, Penguin Random House, $16 Publisher's Marketing: Hans … Continue reading Illustrator Spotlight: Sanna Annukka

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Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Another day, another look through a catalogue of children's picture books. This time, I'm showcasing books from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. The Blue Hour by Isabelle Simler Mrs. White Rabbit by Gilles Bachelet This one is more for adults, and is absolutely hilarious. It's a brief telling of Alice in Wonderland from the point-of-view … Continue reading Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Princeton Architectural Press Children’s Books

It is so exciting for me to be back in the book world, well, for many reasons, but one of them is that I get to peruse the bookshelves and pore over catalogues, looking at all the delightful children's books I've missed in the last few years. Princeton Architectural Press is one of those small … Continue reading Princeton Architectural Press Children’s Books

January New Releases

Happy 2016 everyone! Here are the list of books pubbing this month that I'm eager to get my hands on, and so should you: The Drifter Nicholas Petrie 9780399174568, hardcover, Pub. Date: January 12, 2016 Publisher Description: An explosive thriller debut introducing Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren’t easily … Continue reading January New Releases

Winter (Snow + Christmas) Children’s Books from Penguin Random House

For those of you celebrating the Christmas season in a snowy climate, have I got the books for you! That will not be me this year, as am I spending the year in New Zealand, where temperatures can be in the 80s and 90s (that's Fahrenheit, folks) on Christmas Day. Who knows, I might spend … Continue reading Winter (Snow + Christmas) Children’s Books from Penguin Random House

G+D Vintage from Penguin Random House

One of the things I loved the most about Penguin was their ability to come up with various series designed along a certain theme. Their Penguin Ink series, for instance, is one I was obsessed with for a while, and they do all sorts of fantastic typographical series covers, too. I'm glad to know that … Continue reading G+D Vintage from Penguin Random House

2015 Penguin Random House Children’s Books

In looking over the Penguin Random House list of children's books published in 2015, I came across some online that I've not encountered in real life. Here are the titles that got me most excited. I'll be hunting these down from my local bookstore or library very soon. This is Sadie Sara O'Leary, illustrated by … Continue reading 2015 Penguin Random House Children’s Books

Wide Eyed Editions, aka, Beautiful Non-Fiction Children’s Books

In perusing the children's non-fiction shelves earlier this week, I discovered a new press imprint called Wide Eyed Editions. They publish gorgeous, full-color, large-scale children's non-fiction picture books out of The Quatro Group. Their books are too beautiful not to be known worldwide, or at least, featured in a blog post.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme.   I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey