Kids books ♥
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The Ragwort Fairy from 'Flower Fairies of the Summer' by Cicely M. Barker ☀
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LOOK AT THIS
It's a kids' novel about a genderfluid middle schooler, published this year!!! I found it at one of my library's events today, and now it's MINE 😁😁😁
Oh aND the author uses they/them pronouns in their bio!
I'll update when I read it
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The Ugly Squonkling, is an illustrated children’s book. It’s based off of the story the Ugly Duckling, but I adapted it to be about Pennsylvania’s cryptid the Sqounk. In this adapted version the Sqounk is searching for a new home/family after being rejected by his own. And in the end he finds his new chosen family of other cryptids. I put a lot of work and effort into these illustrations, and I’m beyond happy with how it came out :)
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Lonely Hearts 💌
Original minted June 2, 2021 & now listed for sale as tra la la land’s very first NFT.
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Thumbelina - Characters 🌱✨
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I like Bernice Myers
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In the late '40s & '50s, she drew in the dominant #LittleGoldenBooks mid-century style while illustrating for their rivals/knock-offs #wonderbooks and Rand McNally Elf books (My research didn't turn up any actual LGBs she did). She illustrated dog stories and fairy tales and what seem like an unusual number of books in French until you learn that, though an American, she moved to Paris in 1952.
She did full color well (and even injects a little psychedelia into the look in A Pear Shaped Hill) but she really shines in the black line art + single color style used in the seemingly innumerable kids' science books:
Electricity All Around
Gravity All Around
Air All Around
Heat All Around
Light All Around
Water All Around
Sounds All Around
Friction All Around (I think that's all of them?)
...and broke the pattern with
Off Into Space!
Simple Machines and How To Use Them
Magnets and How To Use Them
The characters are cute, the situations delightfully weird without context, the layouts are graphic and interesting. (Plus, You get some solid retro-futurism and kids in #astronaut suits in Off Into Space)
She changed her drawing style with the times and kept working right up to when she passed on June 21, 2021 at age 96.
Visit fishink blog for a long interview with her. Find more Bernice Myers illustration at the usual suspects-- flickr, grainedit, fun all around blog-- and your local library.
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💙 The Kissing Hand 💙
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“Today is today. And it is a gift.” ~ renowned children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola (1934 - 2020).
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DEPARTMENT OF FROZEN DELIGHTS
WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!!
Tastee-Freez Space Facts And Fun Book
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Hey everyone!!! I'd really appreciate your attention for this-
I'm an autistic, nonbinary illustrator who's extremely passionate about caribou and helping our biodiversity.
I just wrote and illustrated a children's book that, once it hits retail, will benefit caribou Conservation and indigenous Sami reindeer herders with parts of the proceeds.
I am excited to announce that my book Yuka's Way Home that I wrote and Illustrated has been featured on Kickstarter as a Project We Love- and to me, that means a lot. I'm currently 1/4 funded, but if you can reblog this, you might be helping me more than you realize 💖
I'm so excited to see how this goes!
If you know someone looking for a fun, new educational children's story, Yuka's Way Home is a great story with fantastic reviews that has been loved by parents and children so far.
Learn about caribou, reindeer and indigenous Sámi culture in a fun, engaging way! Early bird pricing is still available!
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Going through the pile of books to go to charity shops and there's this amazing kids history one that's literally like
Give your friend a neolithic burial
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Disney Encanto books✨📚
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Wake up folks, new Struwwelpeter dropped! More specifically, I found an edition of the book via Comicbookplus that had a whole bunch of new stories that weren’t in the original 10, apparently stories of a similar nature by the same author that got rolled in!
If you don’t know about Struwwelpeter, it’s one of the original “baffling and unsettling Victorian kids books where misbehaving kids get horribly mutilated,” and it’s where the infamous “Scissorman” comes from!
This one, however, is weird even for that guy’s stories! Given it’s basically “Only a Lad” by Oingo Boingo with a giant chicken and all...
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