Here is a book about an independent middle-aged woman who defies the still-prevalent stigma against singletons and is financially self-sufficient by her own creative labor, who is white and services a wealthy black client, and who is helped into the dénouement of her challenge not by a patronizing Prince Charming but by a little black girl dressed in preppy plaid.
A sweet reminder that however different the hats we wear may be, we are united by a common thread of goodwill, subtly subverting cultural stereotypes in a celebration of diversity.
A whimsical wordless story about the wonderland that unfolds when you simply dare, and care, to look.
The Memory of an Elephant – a most unusual children’s book for lovers of mid-century design
Maurice Sendak’s darkest, most controversial, yet most hopeful and personal children’s book – a moving cry for mercy, for light, and for resurrection of the human spirit at a time of hopeless darkness:
This wordless story about the power of kindness to those kicked away, illustrated in lyrical cut-paper dioramas, is the loveliest thing in ages
A charming compendium of life-advice for modern grownups, culled from vintage children’s books
Austrian illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger’s imaginative interpretation of Alice in Wonderland:
In 1934, pioneering artist Wanda Gág collaborated with her brother and sister on this sweet and unusual children’s book:
A children’s story celebrating the spirit of conservation tells the heartening story of one of Earth’s most beautiful bird species, an underdog of geopolitics and evolution
How a vintage children’s book illustrated by Lynd Ward, grandfather of the graphic novel, saved New York’s iconic little red lighthouse – such a heartening story of what happens when you stir people’s imagination into action:
A wonderful children’s book that helps kids deal with losing a loved one
Beautiful and moving children’s book about the lives of migrant workers, a kind of Alice in Wonderland for the modern immigrant experience
The Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework – visionary proto-feminist children’s book from 1935 by the great Wanda Gág
Beloved illustrator Peter Sís captures the bittersweet story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A tender illustrated story about loneliness, loyalty, and the gift of friendship — the loveliest picture-book to come by in ages: