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Julie Fromme Fortenberry is a children's book illustrator. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York. Julie has exhibited her abstract paintings in New York galleries, and museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work has been reviewed in The Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Times. Her clients include Highlights, and Harcourt Education.
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26. Happy Birthday

to Jacqueline K. Ogburn


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27. Today is Edward Lear's Birthday


In honor of the day, I link to 

The Birth (and Death) of Edward Lear


and 


Edward Lear’s Cat


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28. Phoebe Wahl

Portland artist Phoebe Wahl says 'Happy Mother's Day' so sweetly. And watch her first ever stop-motion animation lullaby below...
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Phoebe also makes tiny soft sculptures...
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…and don't forget to check out her Etsy shop….

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29. Sunday Book Review

The NY Times includes one of those great pull-outs this Sunday. (It's nice that they make it available online and on Friday)

                                  illustration by Ben Newman

SLIDESHOW: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/05/09/books/review/11garden-1.html

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30. Boston International Children’s Film Festival


Above still from Anina by Alfredo Soderguit 

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31. Rachel Levit

Brooklyn illustrator Rachel Levit talks about her work in this Coolhunting video…

 

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32. Kumi Obata

Japanese artist Kumi Obata makes picture books, book cover illustrations and paper products with her delicate, beautiful etchings...
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33. “This One Summer”

by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki


  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: First Second (May 6, 2014)

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34. Goodbye Al, you did great thing.


http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/30/showbiz/mad-magazine-editor-dies/
Al Feldstein

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35. May 12-18, 2014 --Children's Book Week


Vintage poster. Illustration by Jan Balet
(Thank you to Boom Underground for the jpeg)

More work by Jan Balet can be seen here:

More about book week poster illustrators here:

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36. DIVERSIFY YOUR SHELVES

 The #weneeddiversebooks Campaign kicks off today


Vintage poster. Illustration by Jan Balet
(Thank you to Boom Underground for the jpeg)

More work by Jan Balet can be seen here:

More about book week poster illustrators here:

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37. Book Giveaway!

Win this book from Feathered Quill Book Reviews - click here to enter: http://www.featheredquill.com/free_book.shtml

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38. "Oh, Japan. Will you never stop coming up with ingenious, adorable, and/or strange practices that confound Westerners?"

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39. Solo exhibition by Peter Sis - May 8 through September 2, 2014


Peter Sis: Cartography of the Mind

OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021 
More info here.
jpeg of Peter Sis, Alligator, 2013, pen, ink and watercolor on paper, from http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/petr-sis/

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40. "She’s Madeline, she’s Madeline, and she’s coming to the New York Historical Society."

To see 15 exhibition highlights, click on this wonderful slideshow.


July 04, 2014 - October 13, 2014 -- www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/madeline-new-york

"In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition will also feature Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book."

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41. Esther Pearl Watson

Illustrator Esther Pearl Watson makes charming, folksy art...
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...read an interview with her at American Illustration...

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42. Vintage Book Covers from all over the world

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43. John Stanley Storyboards



John Stanley Storyboard Scripts of Oona Goosepimple

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44. Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2014



http://www.comic-con.org/awards/will-eisner-comic-industry-award-nominees-2014

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45. Meet Paul Klee

Meet Paul Klee from Tapook on Vimeo.

Thank you to Manon Gauthier

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46. Nina Cosford



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47. The Secret World of Dr. Seuss

The touring "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" exhibit  is on display at 
The Art Shop in Greensboro through tomorrow, April 19th.


Slideshow via http://wunc.org/


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48. coy, contrived and condescending, and Buzzing as loud as a Bold Brass Band






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Last Tuesday I was a guest on Julie Danielson's blogSeven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Julie's questions are fun and thoughtful, and she takes great care to link to sites about the people and books referenced throughout the Q & A. Some of her links I'd never seen before. 

One link, to an Amazon placeholder  of The B Book, prompted me to photograph and upload pictures of my 1962 edition, written by Phyllis McGinley and illustrated by Robert Jones (above).

Below is a 1968 edition illustrated by  John C. Johnson, that I found on Etsy. (Thank you, Pipi Pompon.)


The B Book was the first book that I read by myself. I loved it. But the premise of the book involves a play on words that troubled my six-year-old brain.

The little protagonist named Bumble is tired of being a bee and wants to be somebody else.  He asks a big bee how to be something "Besides a Bee."  The big bee then takes Bumble on a tour of all the wonderful things (Buttercups, Butterfly, Blackbird, etc.) that begin with the letter B, explaining with each stop that "Everything Best in the world Begins with a Big Bee." By the end of the tour Bumble is happy to be a bee. WHAT?  

If I enjoy the illustration and the characters, can I ignore a big fat non sequitur? Almost.

The B Book is one of several in a beginning reader series called "Modern Masters Books For Children."  The editor of the series was the poet Louis Untermeyer. (My friend, Jennifer Thermes, lives in Untermeyer's old house!)

In looking for information on the "Modern Masters" books, I found a review of The B Book from the 1963 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Reviewer Ruth Viguers found it  “limp, listless, unoriginal, mediocre and humdrum," as well as "coy, contrived, and condescending."  



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49. May 17

Indies First Storytime Day - Children's book authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons.

https://MAPsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zAFjJqVxyl9A.k8KMer1ep6gIMa

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50. Temporarily out of stock.








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