Tag: Shel Silverstein

August 20, 2015  |  No Comments

Why Children’s Books Matter

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown


‘It’s a pattern really. So many of the progressive writers and illustrators of children’s books were Jews,” says Leonard Marcus, who does not usually concern himself with the old parlor game of counting famous Jews. Marcus is curator of the New York Public Library’s exhibit on children’s literature, “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” … Read More

June 13, 2012  |  No Comments

Last Sunday morning a little before 9 o’clock, my wife and kids and I trooped up the front steps of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. As Hemingway would say, “It was hot.” It was also so humid, the sun seemed to float in the air and it felt like you could have … Read More