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Michael Cart Talks about the World of James Patterson Literature

In this podcast, Infopeople’s book guy Michael Cart marvels at author James Patterson’s prodigious output, celebrates the centennial of illustrator Ezra Jack Keats and discusses the phenomenon of adult coloring books. 9 more words

Infopeople Podcasts

From Rasta to Riot: The Children’s Books of Edgar White and Dingda McCannon

In the early 1970s, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard published three children’s books by the playwright Edgar White, Sati the Rastifarian, Omar at Christmas, and… 1,126 more words

Children's Literature


This winter I helped put together a list of picture books organized around the four seasons. The books will live at an organization I’m involved with,  850 more words

Picture Books

Dr. V's Favorite Classics: The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats. Viking (Penguin), 1962.

Dr. V’s take:

Friggin April, man. In the slightly paraphrased words of T.S. Eliot, it’s trifling AF. 532 more words


Cheers to Ezra and Peter of "The Snowy Day!"


100 years ago today, Jacob Ezra Katz was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish immigrant couple from Warsaw, Poland.  As his parents worried about his determination to be an artist, he had no formal training, but he learned art at the public library!  313 more words


March 11 in history

1387 Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood led Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.

1649 The Frondeurs and the French government signed the… 544 more words


Storytime Theme: Author Spotlight

About once a year, I like to focus a storytime on one particular author. This time I picked Ezra Jack Keats.  My first stop was his website: … 278 more words

Story Time Themes