Category: Picture Books

A Chelsea Morning Collaboration – Joni Mitchell and Brian Froud

When I discovered this lovely book in the community library, I knew I just had to create a GatheringBooks theme that would showcase the marriage of music and picture books. And yes, for this September til mid-October, we shall do just that. This lovely picture book, Chelsea Morning is a wonderful collaboration between my absolute ...

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It’s a Book by Lane Smith: A Featurette

Excerpt from It’s A Book by Lane Smith It’s a mouse. It’s a jackass. It’s a monkey. It’s a book… And so begins a story timely written for today’s digital age. Lane Smith’s latest work of art, It’s a Book, is a 32-page picture book that offers a delightful read with underlying wit and charm. ...

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On Library Membership and Unread Piles of Books

Today marks a very significant day! I am now officially a member of the National Library Board here in Singapore. Hooray, hooray! And yes, I am proudly showing off my Library Card! Since I pay an annual fee, I get to borrow eight books (alternatively I can borrow 4 cds/dvds and 4 books) instead of the ...

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It’s A Book Video by Lane Smith

This month of August we’re featuring Lane Smith at the Gathering Books Community and his book “It’s a Book.” Here’s a sneak preview on the book: And yes, it can’t blog, it can’t tweet, and it can’t go “ZOOT!”….it’s a book! Mary’s comments: I find it interesting and relevant as I’ve read articles talking about ...

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Last Day at the Arts Conference: Establishing Culture and Identity through Children’s Picture Books

Yesterday was the last day of the conference. It was a Sunday and predictably there were only a few people about – one couldn’t really blame them since the city is just so inviting (I’ve witnessed around two live performances so far in QVB and an artist painting his mural in the streets). So while I ...