yaykidlit:

childrenslitumn:

The CLRC has been proud to be accessioning many amazing new collections this past year. One of our favorites is the art and production materials of author/illustrator Melissa Sweet. Above are some of her sketches and finished art for the award winning Balloons Over Broadway. See the finding aid for her collection here.

I just love CLRC’s tumblr. 

goraina:

For me, the biggest challenge of something like #inktober is coming up with what to draw. Part of my evolution as a cartoonist was realizing I was much more comfortable with multiple pictures combined with words, than I am with single images. Thus, illustration for me is actually not a thing that comes naturally! But then I realized there is always room for fanart, and I don’t do too much of that, so here is Cece from my favorite graphic novel of 2014, El Deafo! The best middle grade memoir about hearing loss you will ever read. Fans of Smile in particular should check this one out! #cece #fanart #hearingloss #phonicear #deaf #superhero #graphicnovel #eldeafo

goraina:

For me, the biggest challenge of something like #inktober is coming up with what to draw. Part of my evolution as a cartoonist was realizing I was much more comfortable with multiple pictures combined with words, than I am with single images. Thus, illustration for me is actually not a thing that comes naturally! But then I realized there is always room for fanart, and I don’t do too much of that, so here is Cece from my favorite graphic novel of 2014, El Deafo! The best middle grade memoir about hearing loss you will ever read. Fans of Smile in particular should check this one out! #cece #fanart #hearingloss #phonicear #deaf #superhero #graphicnovel #eldeafo

rachelfershleiser asked:

I would like to know how you think libraries play a part in education, both formal and life-long. Thanks Lemony!

Adventures with Children's Books Answer:

lemonysnicketlibrary:

The part libraries play in education is the part bubbles play in champagne.  They may seem at first to be merely a shimmery addition, but they are the central feature of the entire enterprise and the reason, joyous and astonishing, to keep imbibing.

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yes thank you lovely libraries lemony snicket truth

goraina:

graphixbooks:

Big news! Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novelizations of The Baby-sitters Club are coming back… in color! Here are the covers!

The interiors will be colored by Brandon Lamb, who also did the coloring for Sisters!

Get more info at Raina’s website here!

YES! So happy I can finally talk about this! Book 1 comes out in April and Book 2 comes out in June.

how exciting!