Books, Children's Books, fiction, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Illustrators, Pura Belpre Awards, Rafael Lopez

And the Winner Is…

Two time winner Rafael Lopez, artist and illustrator.It's quiet an achievement to win an award and I imagine a great accomplishment to win an award twice, but Rafael Lopez, artist and illustrator, is one of the few multi-award winners in children's illustrations. Artists, such as Mr. Lopez, bring to life the words written by authors,… Continue reading And the Winner Is…

Books, Caldecott Awards, Children's Books, Simms Taback, Ventura County Museum

Making Pictures for Children

You can always make something out of nothing-Simms TabackThe other day I visited our local county museum and found one of my favorite "read to the kids" books. A retrospective journey through the career of Simms Taback ¬†filled half of the large room. Poster size book and magazine covers decorated the walls, mounds of his… Continue reading Making Pictures for Children