Kirkwood Public Library

Jul 26, 2014

strandbooks:

And one more from If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino, page 57.

strandbooks:

And one more from If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino, page 57.

Jul 26, 2014

penamerican:

"But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin." - Brave New World
Happy Birthday, Aldous Huxley!

penamerican:

"But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin." - Brave New World

Happy Birthday, Aldous Huxley!

Jul 26, 2014

libraryjournal:

kishizuka:

Our fab August cover. #fanfiction
Illustration by Michael Byers, art direction by Mark Tuchman. A terrific cover story by Chelsey Philpot, edited by Sarah Bayliss. Lots of great detail, with insight from teen writers, authors, including Rainbow Rowell; and more. Also, consideration of the legal issues around appropriation and the greater meaning of fanfiction in the lives and development of kids.
We covered fanfiction in 2009. This piece is post-50 Shades and also considers the import of Tumblr.

Kudos to our sister magazine for another great issue.

This truly is a beautiful cover!

libraryjournal:

kishizuka:

Our fab August cover. #fanfiction

Illustration by Michael Byers, art direction by Mark Tuchman. A terrific cover story by Chelsey Philpot, edited by Sarah Bayliss. Lots of great detail, with insight from teen writers, authors, including Rainbow Rowell; and more. Also, consideration of the legal issues around appropriation and the greater meaning of fanfiction in the lives and development of kids.

We covered fanfiction in 2009. This piece is post-50 Shades and also considers the import of Tumblr.

Kudos to our sister magazine for another great issue.

This truly is a beautiful cover!

(Source: schoollibraryjournal)

Jul 26, 2014

penamerican:

“Behold the mighty woodpecker.”

penamerican:

“Behold the mighty woodpecker.”

Jul 26, 2014

strandbooks:

Found in a book: a letter from Random House staff member, 1972.
Frankly, it is just not my “thing.”

strandbooks:

Found in a book: a letter from Random House staff member, 1972.

Frankly, it is just not my “thing.”

Jul 26, 2014

"we are a fleet now
our prows zeroing in

praying in the wind
to spin like haywire compasses

toward whichever direction
will have us

"

—Kazim Ali, from “Sleep Door” (via the-final-sentence)

(via the-final-sentence)

Jul 25, 2014

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, beloved children’s book author Ruth Krauss  (July 25, 1901–July 10, 1993)! Celebrate with Open House for Butterflies, her final and loveliest collaboration with Maurice Sendak.
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/25/ruth-krauss-maurice-sendak-open-house-for-butterflies/

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, beloved children’s book author Ruth Krauss  (July 25, 1901–July 10, 1993)! Celebrate with Open House for Butterflies, her final and loveliest collaboration with Maurice Sendak.

(Source: explore-blog, via politicsprose)

Jul 25, 2014

wellesleybooks:

Things we love about GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS by Maira Kalman- all things.

(via books)

Jul 17, 2014

dcpubliclibrary:

Thowing it back to a vintage DC Public Library display: “Books a Child’s Heritage,” ca. 1950 and some great children’s book covers! 
Photo from the DCPL Archives.

dcpubliclibrary:

Thowing it back to a vintage DC Public Library display: “Books a Child’s Heritage,” ca. 1950 and some great children’s book covers!

Photo from the DCPL Archives.

(via libraryadvocates)

Jul 17, 2014

uispeccoll:

Published in 1906 by A. &C. Black, Surrey is a beautiful guide book illustrated by Harold Sutton Palmer (1854-1933) and described by A.R. Hope Moncrieff (d.1927).  Moncrieff regularly wrote travel guides or “Black’s Guides” for A. & C. Black.  Black’s Guides were produced as early as 1839 and written in an informal style.  At the turn of the century Sutton Palmer began illustrating guide books for A. & C. Black.

Sutton Palmer traveled widely throughout the English countryside and specialized in rural landscape painting.  His exquisite watercolors elevate Surrey from a pedestrian travel guide to a work of art in itself.  Moncrieff correctly noted that his prose serves only to compliment Sutton Palmer’s landscapes and that the true focus of this book is the natural beauty of Surrey.

Makes me want to go picnicking and fishing!

-Jillian P.

DA670 .S96M7 1906