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Warrants a Discussion: David Wiesner Discusses His Carle Museum Exhibit

Multi-Caldecott Award winning creator David Wiesner gives me a rundown on the history of wordless picture books (worth an academic course right there) and the exhibit he curated with the Carle called Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books.

Video Sunday: Butterfly in the sky / I can go twice as high (thanks in large part to physics)…

Happy news, neighborinos! Today I bring unto you a video from BookFest, a yearly celebration of children’s literature hosted (these days) by Bank Street College of Education. Kidlit TV recorded almost the entire thing live and then put it on air. This year I had the honor of moderating a panel discussion with funny folks […]

Surprising Jolts of Children’s Literature: Spring 2017 Edition

Not a terribly long list today, I’ll confess, but want to know a little secret?  Come close. I’m buying a house. Yep!  After living in nothing but apartments (and currently renting a home that doubles as both a mystery house and a hospice for yellow jackets) I’m finally being a great big grown-up and owning […]

Fusenews: Starring the World’s Creepiest Cat in the Hat!

Here in New York we’re getting very excited.  The 90-Second Film Festival is coming!!  And soon too!  Here’s a PW interview with James Kennedy about the festival and for those of you in the NYC area you can see it at NYPL on Saturday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. In fact, now that I think […]

Video Sunday: Met the ghost of David Wiesner at the Hotel Paradise . . .

Here we are in the glory of spring.  With all the beauty just ah-popping outdoors, what better time to sequester ourselves inside to watch mad videos about children’s literature related affairs? So first and foremost, you may have seen me make mention of the fact that I had a podcasting-related Children’s Literary Salon last weekend.  […]

Top 100 Picture Books #24: Tuesday by David Wiesner

#24 Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991) 61 points This nearly wordless book has a pretty outrageous story of flying frogs. I like to say that you’d have to see it to believe it. The pictures are fun and funny. – Gina Detate The first wordless picture book I ever discovered and fell in love with. […]

Top 100 Picture Books #68: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

#68 The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (2001) 28 points So meta. It blew my mind the first time I read it, and continues to do so. – Kyle Wheeler I love Weisner’s books, but out of them all, this is my favorite. I love the meta-ness of it, and I never get tired of […]

Top 100 Picture Books #77: Flotsam by David Wiesner

#77 Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006) 26 points Most of David Wiesner’s wordless picture books are all wonderful, it is hard to pick one, but I don’t want to list them all and take up spots. This one is more intricate, and a good one to ask kids to write out their version of the […]

Review of the Day: Art & Max by David Wiesner

Art & Max By David Wiesner Clarion Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-618-75663-6 Ages 4-8 On shelves October 4, 2010 Illustrators of children’s books are easier to deal with if you can lump them into little boxes. Multicultural family stories that tug at the heartstrings? That’s the Patricia Polacco box. Cute […]