Noted children's book author, Kathi Appelt, talks about how, on its face, a picture book is a perfect blend of text and art, but if it’s done really well, it transcends both. It contains inestimable power.
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Books for Syria
BY SHADA EL SAYED
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 10, 2014
The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.
Why Reading Makes You A Better Person
BY ANDREA CECCHETTO
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 26, 2014
Liz Myers & Andrea Cecchetto describe the benefits that reading fiction has on one's personal development. The simple luxury of reading a book can help you become a better person through the understanding of language and emotions. Reading fiction has been proven to improve social, memory, and language skills.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 3, 2014.
How to make Picture Books
BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2
ON NOV 17, 2015
Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!
BY SARAH HUTCHINGS
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 12, 2016
Can the simple act of reading change lives? Sarah Hutchings, founder of Collected Works, a not-for-profit organisation based in Brighton, UK, believes in the power of books. Her team runs 'City Reads' an annual city-wide reading club festival. In her first ever PechaKucha Sarah shares her belief in books and people.