Books about art and artists

Kenneth G. Bowen:The Railway Art of Kenneth G. Bowen Beside the Line

Arthur L. Guptill: Drawing with Pen and Ink - and a word concerning the brush Drawing and Sketching in Pencil Watercolour Painting Step-by-Step

Susan Yeates Learning Linocut: A comprehensive guide to the art of relief printing through linocut



Excellent books about writing and publishing:

  • Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The ultimate guide3 to crafting fiction for young adult and middle grader readers, by Mary Cole
  • The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children, by Nancy Lamb
  • On Writing Books for Children, by Jenny Wagner
  • The Way to Write for Children, by Joan Aiken

Some great picture books:

  • Ameliaranne and the Green Umbrella, by Constance Heward, illus. by Susan Beatrice Pearse
  • Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint, by Edward Ardizzone
  • Mortimer Says Nothing, by Joan Aiken, illus. by Quentin Blake
  • You and Me, Little Bear, by Martin Wadell, illus. by Barbara Firth
  • The Absolutely Essential Eloise, by Kay Thompson, illus. by Hilary Knight
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, illus. by Eric Carle
  • Horatio's Bed, by Camilla Ashforth
  • Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Barbara Lavallee
  • In the Sea - by David Elliott, illus. by Holly Meade
  • Look out, Suzy Goose - by Petr Horaceck

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