Women Artists A to Z encourages young readers to interact thoughtfully and inquisitively with art and artists, which is no small undertaking.
Why Grown-Ups Should Play With Artists’ Books Designed for Kids
A gloriously tactile exhibit at the Center for Book Arts offers a refreshing sense of playfulness in this age of anxiety.
We Spotted the Yayoi Kusama Children’s Book You Always Wanted
Children’s art books offer opportunities for kids — and the adults in their lives — to engage with art in joyful and surprising ways.
An Interactive Database Helps You Explore the Art of Soviet Children’s Books
Playing Soviet: The Visual Languages of Early Soviet Children’s Books, 1917-1953 is an online interactive from Princeton University exploring children’s books in the Soviet Union.
Original Winnie-the-Pooh Dolls, All Stuffed with Fluff, Go Back on View
Before Winnie-the-Pooh was a Disney superstar, before author A. A. Milne even considered the forest adventures of a beloved bumbling bear, he was a gift to a young boy on his first birthday.
Bright Illustrations Interpret Arabic Tongue Twisters
A witty composition of lively geometrical shapes that turn the Arabic alphabet into a story-like puzzle, Tongue Twister was awarded for its “original attempt to give visual form to tongue twisters and the difficulty of pronouncing certain words very fast.”
Colorful Contemporary Art Books for Kids
“There are many art books for children that feature Old Masters work, which is great, but we wanted to go in a different direction,” Jessica Brown, creative director of Home Grown Books, said of the publisher’s new Mini Museum Series.
A Tale of Cats and Boarding School, Written by a 10-Year-Old Queen Victoria
A red notebook in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle reveals a whimsical tale of a motherless girl exiled to boarding school, written in diligently neat script by a 10-year-old Queen Victoria.
A Contemporary Codex Teaches Children About Migration
Migrant appropriates the vertical, accordion-bound form of a pre-Colombian codex to tell of a Central American family’s freight train journey to the United States.
Morgan Library Unveils New York Roots of ‘The Little Prince’ in Manuscript Exhibition
You might know how essential it is to keep your asteroid free from baobab tree infestations and how integral it is to sweep your volcanoes but still have no idea that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince was created in New York City.
Beautiful Books, Terrible Times: The Free Expression of Soviet Children’s Lit
The 1920s in Russia weren’t exactly what people had hoped they would be. After the 1917 Russian Revolution brought down the old regime and the Soviets took over, there was a swelling sense of hope in a potential egalitarian Communist future. Yet only a few years later, censorship was curtailing art and free expression. Fortunately, no one was paying much attention to the children’s books.
Yayoi Kusama Does Alice in Wonderland
It seems fitting that artist Yayoi Kusama’s characteristic polka dots appear in a children’s book and in the trippy Alice in Wonderland no less.