The Changing World of Children’s Picture Books

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How have globalization, technology, and eBooks impacted the world of children’s illustrated books? We sat down with Rachael Cole, art director for Schwartz & Wade, to find out more.

How have globalization, technology, and eBooks impacted the world of children’s illustrated books? We sat down with Rachael Cole, art director for Schwartz & Wade, to find out more.

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  • Yes, reading to a child - the art of story telling - passing between generations - sharing, touching, listening, building suspense, laughing - opening the door to the magical world of language - thanks for this reminder!
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  • I see the point about sitting with a physical book of high quality when you read to your child, but I think surely multimedia storytelling apps will become an alternative experience.
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  • 1. changing?PICTUREBOOKS theworldofchildren’s Howis RANDOMNOTES RANDOMHOUSE
  • 2. ARTDIRECTORRACHAELCOLE
  • 3. WORLD.fromalloverthe ” illustrators BEST wecanworkwiththe “ThankstotheInternet,
  • 4. IRAN.”wehiredHodaHadadi,whoisbasedin DeepintheSahara,Forexample,for“
  • 5. ”DISTANCETheculturalandgeographic mighthavebeentoogreat. 10yearsago.Weprobablycouldnothavedonethat“
  • 6. theillustrationPROCESS.” isaffecting TECHNOLOGYthat “Wearealsofinding
  • 7. or theiroriginals.”ENHANCE Someuseittojustaddcolor atsomepointintheirprocess. COMPUTERusea “Mostillustrators
  • 8. artwork.vector-based ”andthencreates sketcheshand-drawnBobStaakebeginswith“
  • 9. ”thecomputer. insideand outside COLLAGE workwith Nancy Carpenter, like “Others,
  • 10. ”ART. hand-painted ORIGINAL, whosendus illustrators stillhaveplenty of Butwe“
  • 11. wehaveevenMOREchoices.” crossoverintokids’books, ILLUSTRATORS, animators,aswellaseditorialanddecorative “Asmore
  • 12. ”SPARKY!beforeworkingwithuson FEATUREFILMS ANIMATED ChrisAppelhansworkedon Forexample, “
  • 13. ”workinTheNewYorker. editorialAndBARRYBLITTiswellknownforhis“
  • 14. betweenillustratorandmanuscript.” matchPERFECTfindthe themostimportantthingisto “ButatSchwartzandWade,
  • 15. children’sPICTUREBOOKmarket.” eBookswillhaveonthe IMPACTaskedmewhat “Manypeoplehave
  • 16. ”becameavailable. onlyrecently DR.SEUSSeBooks Forexample, genres.asfastasother eBOOKS haven’tmovedinto “Picturebooks
  • 17. andBETTERPAPER,forexample.” onthem,usingheavierboards attentionLAVISHINGAndpublishersare picturebooksarespecial. children’sPRINTED “Westillbelieve
  • 18. READ.”toslowdown,putachildonourlap,andjust remindsusPHYSICALbookAnactual“
  • 19. THANKS,Rachael! RANDOMNOTES RANDOMHOUSE