A collection of favorites inspired by the message of Raymie Nightingale, a new novel by Kate DiCamillo.
To celebrate Day 4 of our Week of Raymie Nightingale, author Carter Higgins shares a moving reflection on the power of lifelong friendship to shape our lives.
There are many paths to courage and many ways to find it. Jess Townes explores the theme in Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale.
Holman and Jack Wang create worlds from cardboard, felt, wool and glue. The twin brothers are responsible for the Star Wars Epic Yarns and Cozy Classics series from Chronicle Books. Holman takes us on a tour of his garage-turned-studio workspace to see how the art for their books takes shape.
Many of the experiences we have in elementary school shape the person we become in our adulthood. We invited author Tara Lazar to send a letter to her younger self along with a copy of Normal Norman, written by Tara and illustrated by S. Britt.
You’re invited! Take a peek inside WORM LOVES WORM, by J.J. Austrian (author) and Mike Curato (illustrator), to learn what makes it such a special picture book.
Illustrator Mike Curato shares the sketches and character designs that ultimately became the lovable, squirmy inhabitants of WORM LOVES WORM.
Linda Ashman, author of ROCK-A-BYE ROMP (Nancy Paulsen Books), takes us on a tour of her writing space in North Carolina to show us where she finds inspiration for her stories (and why illustrations of dogs make their way into so many of her books).
Camp All The Wonders has been abuzz with year-end favorites and if this list is at all a testament, 2015 was a very good year for picture books. Check out our favorites and let us know what we missed by leaving us a comment below.
The nonfiction picture books published this year were some of the best we’ve seen and, with such a strong year for children’s publishing, there’s no doubt there are more great nonfiction books from 2015 we have read. Check out our favorites and let us know what we missed by leaving us a comment below.