children book illustrations

He may be a pilfering pest, but Newt still loves the Niffler!

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Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935)

A prominent female illustrator in the United States during the Golden Age of American illustration and “one of the greatest pure illustrators”. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Illustrations from The Seven Ages of Childhood. Pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith. Verses by Carolyn Wells. New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1909.

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Books Every Black Child Should Read 

Nappy Hair -  Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)

The Snowy Day -  Ezra Jack Keats

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters -  John Steptoe

Meet Addie - American Girl Story 

“Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales” - Virginia Hamilton

Daddy and Me -  Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen

Something Beautiful - Sharon Dennis Wyeth

This will always and forever be one of my very favorite prints. The thought behind it is the essence of childhood, and it’s 100% why I am the luckiest person on the planet that I get to create art to accompany the child’s mind. Thank you so much to Elizabeth McCormack and her amazing Vivien Rose who gave us this quote!