An Interview with Suzanne Gibbs Taylor of Gibbs Smith: BabyLit
The Gibbs Smith motto is “to enrich and inspire mankind.” Since 1969, the publishing house has become known for creating smart, stylish, sophisticated books. This has included books on architecture and design as well as cooking, holiday and children’s books. Among their most popular series are the BabyLit books, designed... Read More
Linda Ragsdale on “Alphabetter” (Flowerpot Press, 2016) and The Peace Dragon Project
Author, illustrator and international speaker/teacher, Linda Ragsdale talks about her Peace Dragon Tale series of books for children and shares how the powerful skills of View, Voice and Choice can lead children and adults through challenging parts of their lives with a peaceful and productive outcome. A survivor of the... Read More
Discussion with George White, President of Up With Paper/Jumping Jack Press (Bologna Book Fair, 2017)
George White, President and COO of Up With Paper and Jumping Jack Press interviewed following the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, discusses the intricacies of creating pop-up art for greeting cards and for books. Susan Raab is president of Raab Associates, an internationally recognized agency that specializes in marketing literature, products... Read More
Matteo Faglia, “Pop-Up Show: The Magic Inside Books” (Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition, 2017)
Matteo Faglia, discusses the 2017 Bologna Book Fair exhibition, “Pop-up Show: The Magic Inside Books,” which traces some of the important milestones in the story of 3-dimensional, or as they have been called since the 1930s, pop-up books. The exhibition showcases the extensive collection of Artist and Collector Massimo Missiroli.... Read More
Donna Freitas, “The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost” (Oxford UP, 2017)
In The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost (Oxford University Press, 2017), Donna Freitas investigates the darker side of social media use and explains how pressure to appear happy and successful online can actually make people less happy in the real... Read More
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