SCOPING OUT THE COMPETITION: THE BEST OF THE OTHER GUYS (WEEK OF JULY 24-31)

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…)


poolPICTUREBOOK MAKERS | JIHYEON LEE’S POOL

JULY 28 – Regular readers of Kinderlit.ca will probably pick up on the fact that we think that Lee’s wordless picture book, Pool, is pretty much the bee’s knees. It’s brilliant. You might also glean that we love Picturebook Makers, but don’t tell them, because they’re the enemy. So, putting the two together is like Christmas in July for us.

As always, what the Makers deliver is an incredible look behind the curtain at the creator’s process and how the book evolved from the earliest of stages to the finished product.

Read the article HERE. (Read our review of Pool HERE.)


glow-in-the-dark-books-kidsTHE PICTURE BOOK LIFE | GLOW IN THE DARK BOOKS: DREAM RECIPES & THE GAME IN THE DARK

JULY 28 – This beautifully designed website discusses a pair of outstanding books that use a glow-in-the-dark feature to enhance the narrative. First is ISOL’s Dream Recipes, aka Nocturna in Spanish, a book designed to guide children into their dreams at bedtime. The second book, The Game in the Dark, is by another legend in the game, Hervé Tullet.

Read the article HERE.


d-sketchswordfightsmallSEVEN IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST | THE RETURN OF DORY

JULY 30 – Abby Hanlon, author and illustrator of the Dory Fantasmagory books, shares some finished art and early sketches from her latest Dory book, Dory and the Real True Friend. Like Picturebook Makers, this offers a very cool glimpse into one artist’s process.

Read the article HERE.


LittleGardener_home_004-768x432MR. SCHU READS | THE LITTLE GARDENER, BY EMILY HUGHES

JULY 30 – Mr. Schu puts some sentence starters to author-illustrator Emily Hughes, who uses them as a jumping off point to discuss her latest book, the really very gorgeous The Little Gardener.

Read the article HERE.

 

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