Interesting Collection Of Links About Children’s Literature

Once upon a more staid time, the purpose of children’s books was to model good behavior… Seuss, Sendak and Silverstein ignored these rules.

- The Children’s Authors Who Broke The Rules, New York Times

“If there’s anything missing that I’ve observed over the decades it’s that that drive has declined,” said the 83-year-old author… “There’s a certain passivity, a going back to childhood innocence that I never quite believed in. We remembered childhood as a very passionate, upsetting, silly, comic business.”

- Children’s books today aren’t wild enough, says Maurice Sendak, The Guardian

1. WHICH CLASSIC NOVEL WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ILLUSTRATED?

Beautiful Illustrations for a Madame Bovary picture book

2. DAVID CARTER’S POP-UP BOOKS FOR ALL AGES

3. 3d illustrations

Gorgeous 3D Illustrations for Classic Children’s Books from Flavorwire

4. ON THE CREATION OF DR SEUSS BOOKS

Cat People: What Dr Seuss Really Taught Us from The New Yorker

5. THE ART OF SIMMS TABACK

You’ll have seen his picturebooks even if you don’t know his name.

6. PARENTAL SUPERVISION NOT REQUIRED

The Freedom Of Classic Children’s Fiction from The Guardian

7. FROM CAVE PAINTINGS TO MAURICE SENDAK

A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling, in The Atlantic

8. Research shows steady decline in natural world, wild animals in illustrated books for kids

Study: Increasingly, children’s books are where the wild things aren’t.

9.Parents A Liability?

In children’s books, yes.

10. 5 classic children’s books

with timeless philosophy for adults, from Brain Pickings.

11. CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH

curated by Tania McCartney at Love2Read

12. PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT RESOURCEFUL CHILDREN

from The NYT Sunday Book Review.

13. 75 BOOKS THAT BUILD CHARACTER

from No Time For Flash Cards

14. LOOKING AT CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES

available at the Wiley online library

15. WHY CHILDREN’S BOOKS ARE GETTING DARKER

from Sarah McDonald writing at Daily Life

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