— Noted.

Books for kids.

There are so many brilliant children’s illustrated books out right now. It’s so nice to see that the market is going as strong as ever. Here are a few that make me so very happy.


Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag, by Maira Kalman:
















A quilted and embroidered Mamluk cap, Egypt, late 13th or early 14th century.(Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Photo by Andrew Garn © Smithsonian Institution)







Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters, by Oliver Jeffers:




















I was really lucky to be able to visit Oliver Jeffers’ studio when this was a work in progress and I saw the book in sketch form. An interview with NPR here about his process, and also there’s this.



Almost Everything, by Joelle Jolivet:
















Maps, by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski:


















(The above two books especially perfect for sparking wanderlust in your little ones.)



The River, by Alessandro Sanna

















And finally, The New York Times just wrote a review on these photography-inspired picture books. I usually reserve any buying until I see picture books in person to know they’re worth owning, but I can’t resist trusting these are going to be worth the keeping.


This Equals That, by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin




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