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1rosinalippi
jul. 25, 2006, 11:55pm

This is a great idea for a group. I collect picture books. My favorite illustrators include Shirley Hughes, Helen Oxenbury, Gabrielle Vincent, Lisbeth Zwerger... but there are dozens more on my watch list.

2GeniAus.
jul. 26, 2006, 5:56am

My membership should add an Australian flavour to the group's collection. I don't collect but love to read picture books and try to read at least one each day.

3A_musing
jul. 26, 2006, 11:27am

Anyone else a fan of Barefoot Books, like The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic by Wafa Tarnowska or Zoe and Her Zebra by Clare Beaton?

4A_musing
jul. 26, 2006, 11:29am

Let's try this again and see if I can get touchstones working:

Anyone else a fan of Barefoot Books, like The Seven Wise Princesses by Wafa Tarnowska or Zoe and Her Zebra by Clare Beaton?

5rosinalippi
jul. 26, 2006, 12:48pm

I'm not familiar with the Barefoot Books, but I'll try to track them down to have a look. The touchstones don't seem to be working, but the regular search brings up Clare Beaton.

If I had to pick one favorite illustrator, it would probably be Lisbeth Zwerger.

6A_musing
jul. 28, 2006, 9:24am

Barefoot books are great current picture books - there's a big emphasis on art in them, and many of the books pull out old stories from a wide range of cultures (Biblical stories, stories from the Persian epic the Shahnamma, old Native American stories) or with interesting themes (Father - Daughter stories, Mother - Son stories, Grandmother stories, Child Heros, Great Heroines, Pirates). They've got a store in Cambridge, Mass., and a really great web-page. They're some of the best currently produced kids picture books around (I've got them separately tagged as "Barefoot Books" in my library). I'd love to hear of others' recommendations!

7A_musing
jul. 28, 2006, 9:26am

Another great picture book resource is the Eric Carle Museum of picture book art in Amherst, Mass. - I think there is something similar relating to Robert Munch up in Ontario - does anyone know?

8GeniAus.
Editat: ag. 18, 2006, 5:33am

The Children's Book Council of Australia announced their awards today. See http://www.cbc.org.au/winner06.htm for details.

Today I read The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley the Picture Book of the Year Award winner.

The story of a satisfied rat it comments on our consumer society in a very amusing package. Do find it and read it.