28

Mar

I wish I had some modicum of artistic talent so I could paint cool things like this.

I wish I had some modicum of artistic talent so I could paint cool things like this.

(Source: dark-rose-7)

22

Mar

Too true!

Too true!

(Source: findingmagicinbooks)

6

Dec

If you haven’t yet discovered Rufus Butler Seder's scanimation books - Gallop, Waddle, Star Wars, and more - you are definitely missing out! Magically moving pictures bring these books to life, making them animation, art, and children's books all at the same time. His latest book, Santa!, was published recently by Workman Books - just in time for Christmas!

Check out the Riffle Backstory with Rufus Butler Seder here: http://read.rifflebooks.com/list/116698

5

Dec

RIFFLE BACKSTORY: Q&A WITH SCANIMATION ARTIST RUFUS BUTLER SEDER

If you haven’t yet discovered Rufus Butler Seder’s scanimation books - Gallop, Waddle, Star Wars, and more - you are definitely missing out! Magically moving pictures bring these books to life, making them animation, art, and children’s books all at the same time. His latest book, Santa!, was published recently by Workman Books - just in time for Christmas!

Read the Riffle Backstory with Rufus Butler Seder here: http://read.rifflebooks.com/list/116698

13

Nov

abramsbooks:

Thyra Heder’s charming, witty picture book Fraidyzoo celebrates DIY, the alphabet, animals, and the importance of family. Here at Abrams Books, we’re having a blast sharing this debut with young readers who are eager to learn and create and engaging with the crafts ourselves!

Check out Fraidyzoo on Pinterest

Check out Thyra Heder’s Tumblr

(The images and GIFs above were taken at the Fraidyzoo launch party at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn and Thyra’s art studio. Photographs by Thyra Heder, Jordan Guile, and Morgan Dubin.)

AMAZING rhino head - my crafty/costume side is so inspired! 

11

Nov

What are you reading for picture book month?

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9 old classics and new fave picture books to read for picture book month this November: http://read.rifflebooks.com/list/113358

10

Nov

Riffle Backstory: Q&A with author and illustrator Thyra Heder

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Thyra Heder’s new picture book came out just this last week: Fraidyzoo, a crafty and creative story about a girl’s family helping her overcome her fear of going to the zoo by dressing up in a series of homemade animal costumes - in alphabetical order.

Find out why Thyra Heder procrastinates by making chicken soup, what animal she’s afraid of, what books inspire her - and even more! - on Riffle: http://read.rifflebooks.com/list/113357

Plus check out her great tumblr blog with lots of cute animals and fun costume craft projects here: http://thyraheder.tumblr.com/

AND she has a pinterest board! http://www.pinterest.com/abramsbooks/fraidyzoo-by-thyra-heder/

8

Nov

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’S 10 BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOKS IN 2013

4

Nov

thyraheder:

E is for elephant wearing a crown by Brianne Farley!

What a fun gif for Thyra Heder’s Fraidyzoo!

thyraheder:

E is for elephant wearing a crown by Brianne Farley!

What a fun gif for Thyra Heder’s Fraidyzoo!

4

Nov

Riffle Backstory: Q&A with new author Jennifer Ann Mann

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Jennifer Ann Mann’s first book, Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry, a funny tale of two fighting sisters, came out just last month from Bloomsbury.

Click here to find out the weirdest thing she’s learned and what books inspire her in this Q&A on Riffle: http://read.rifflebooks.com/list/112777

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