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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.

The Changing World of Children’s Picture Books

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  19. THANKS,Rachael! RANDOMNOTES RANDOMHOUSE

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