February 4th, 2015

Library Sam

Children's Book Illustrators

In the last couple of weeks, the topic of favorite illustrators came up.  I've wanted to do a post about it for a while.  One of the best parts of being a librarian is getting to talk about books you love and share them with other people.  I miss that part.  I love illustrated children's books and wanted to collect some of my favorite illustrators in one entry.  After I put the list together, I realized I am drawn to two different kinds of art.  One is collage art done with special paper or small objects.  The other is illustrations with a lot of detail.  Some of these folks will be familiar but a couple seem to be known more regionally.  I put links to places for more examples of the artist's work.  I also wanted to say that while these artists have had their work published, I've also seen work equal to or better done by fan artists here.  Feel free to comment with your additions to the list.

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