Monday, March 02, 2015
Friday, August 08, 2014
Bestselling author-illustrator Shaun Tan constructs eerie, vaguely sinister worlds in his gloriously detailed picture books. For a long time, he didn’t understand why bookstores put them in the children’s section. Now the father of an infant daughter, Tan’s starting to come around.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Monday, April 01, 2013
New York Times reporter Ian Urbina talks about why U.S. authorities have been putting illegal immigrants in solitary confinement, sometimes for weeks at a time. Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen discuss collaborating on their new book about that age-old childhood fear, The Dark. M. G. Vassanji tells us about his new novel, The Magic of Saida. Bob Harris explains how he became a philanthropist $10-$15 at a time.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A rare first edition of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” will be auctioned on Thursday, January 24, by Swann Galleries on East 25thStreet as part of a sale of 20th century illustration including original art and books. The sale will showcase a collection of works by the late children’s book author and illustrator owned by the late bookseller Reed Orenstein.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
He made the monsters fun. Maurice Sendak, the child author and illustrator, has died at age 83. His books and style of illustration immediately evoked a whole world of creatures and characters, dark places that were part scary and part cozy. Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning creator of the graphic novel, Maus, comments on the life of Sendak.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all time leading scorer, talks about his career in basketball, his advocacy work, and his new children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors. It looks at some of the black inventors who have made a difference in people’s lives and in the world.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Writer and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg discusses creating the beloved childrens books The Polar Express, Jumanji, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, the Sweetest Fig, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, among others. His latest books are Queen of the Falls and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales, an inspired collection of short stories by a cast of best-selling storytellers, based on the illustrations in his The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Dr. Seuss fans, rejoice. This fall, seven rare Seuss stories, which were previously printed in Redbook, will be published in book form. The stories — which he wrote between 1950 and 1951 — have fantastically Seussian titles: "The Bippolo Seed," "Zinniga-Zanniga," "Tadd and Todd," and "Gustav the Goldfish." The compilation is called "The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss," and Random House is publishing it in late September.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Al Yankovic talks about his career creating musical parodies, the release of his latest album, “Alpocalypse,” his first in five years, and his new children’s book When I Grow Up, about a boy who has many different ideas of what he wants to do when he grows up—from chef to snail trainer to gorilla masseuse. He’s also created an app based on the book.