My Brother’s Book is the final book from Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012. From the publisher: With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing. Pairing Sendak’s poignant poetry with his exquisite and dramatic artwork, this book redefines what mature readers expect from Maurice Sendak while continuing the lasting legacy he created over his long, illustrious career. Sendak’s tribute to his brother is an expression of both grief and love and will resonate with his lifelong fans who may have read his children’s books and will be ecstatic to discover something for them now. Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic and Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt contributes a moving introduction.
Dick King-Smith has passed away at the age of 88. Who was he? Why am I mentioning it on a Kids page of a library blog? Because, he was the author of Babe the Gallant Pig which became a very popular movie in 1995. It was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and it is still one of the top rated movies on RottenTomatoes.com.
Checkout one of his books or Babe the next time you are at your local library. Here is a listing of all of his books and movies that the Clermont County Public Library holds.
|June 25th is Eric Carle’s birthday–and a great time to check out some of the books from the beloved author and illustrator’s long career. You probably know Carle as the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969), but did you know that his very next book was also about food? Pancakes, Pancakes (1970) is the story of Jack, who must gather eggs from the chickens and milk from the cow before he can learn how to make delicious pancakes (with his mother’s help, of course). In recent years, Carle has published books about kangaroos, fireflies, chamelons, seahorses and even rubber ducks (10 Little Rubber Ducks, 2005).|
The ogre who inspired a series of blockbuster movies and a Broadway musical turns 20 this year, and it’s time to celebrate. Author-illustrator William Steig introduced the beloved character in Shrek!, a picture book first published in 1990.
Check out all of the Shrek stuff the library has.
Steig died in 2003 at the age of 95, but his work lives on, and his loveable ogre continues to charm children around the world. Shrek fans can see more of his adventures in the new movie Shrek Forever After, which debuts in theaters on May 21.