SCOPING OUT THE COMPETITION: THE BEST OF THE OTHER ONES (JUNE 22–26)

We don’t want this to get around too much, but we’re not the only website on the internet that features kid’s books. It’s true! (Editor – No, it’s not true, we are the only one.) There are a few other sites that tread this ground, and a lot of them do it very well indeed. (Editor – Stop lying to them.) Every once in a while we’ll take a moment to give a little tip o’ the hat to the competition, highlighting some of our favorite posts of theirs from the past week. (Editor – You know the saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer…)


Screen shot 2015-06-25 at 11.48.25 PMPICTUREBOOK MAKERS | SUZY LEE

JUNE 23 – When we started Kinderlit, one of the ideas we jotted down was to have picturebook creators share their process, using sketches and concept art, so readers could gain some understanding of what went into getting a book on the shelf. Then we discovered Picturebook Makers, and –after cursing them left, right and centre– scrapped that plan, since it was already being done so well elsewhere. This week they hosted Wave illustrator Suzy Lee and her 2010 release Shadow, and it is very cool…

Read the article here.


51tGfk3B71L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_PICTURE BOOK BUILDERS | A VISIT WITH ZACHARIAH OHORA & MOMO

JUNE 23 – Picture Book Builders combines the process-story of Picturebook Makers with a wonderful interview in their piece on My Cousin Momo creator, Zacharia OHora. They’re also giving away a copy of the book, which was released just a few weeks ago, and as an added bonus OHora is checking in to the comments section and leaving answers to questions left there by readers!

Read the article here.


READ IT DADDY | WHY KIDS LOVE MISCHIEVOUS CHARACTERS AND DARK THEMES MORE THAN GOODY TWO-SHOES AND CUDDLY FLUFFY BUNNIES

JUNE 25 – Phil (the “Daddy” in “Read it Daddy!”) has some thoughts on why kids are drawn to stories that scare them…

Read the article here.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s