Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hiroshima No Pika

A classic book about the atomic bomb, Hiroshima No Pika is heartbreakingly vivid about the events and after effects of August 6, 1945. Author/illustrator Toshi Maruki presents a conglomerate of others’ experiences into the experience of one little girl and her family, … Continue reading


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Ice Caves of Leelanau

This visual feast captures the ice on the Great Lakes from Winter 2013-14, a year that resulted in 90% of the Great Lakes covered in ice. But the lakes weren’t just frozen, they were covered in caves, ice balls, pancake … Continue reading

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The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus

Melissa Sweet is a master of collage and book illustration, and The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus showcases her nuanced work. Written by Jen Bryant, Roget chronicles the life of the famous thesaurus maker. Lists of synonyms are hard to make, … Continue reading

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