Jan 26, 2014 — Every year, the Caldecott Medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book. The award committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win.
Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Feb 28, 2013 — Long before James Prosek became a world-famous artist and naturalist, he was a kid who used art as a way to work through the ups and downs of childhood. "When I went into the woods, it was the first time that I felt like something was mine," he says.
Feb 28, 2007 — The Day My Mother Left tells the story of a young boy whose mother leaves him — and how that experience stokes his love of art and nature. Author and artist James Prosek discusses the work, which is fiction but largely autobiographical.
Dec 16, 2006 — Children's author Daniel Pinkwater and Scott Simon read The Secret Science Project that ALMOST Ate the School by Judy Sierra and Stephen Gammel. Pinkwater also offers a list of books to give, get or simply read and enjoy this winter.
Dec 2, 2005 — With her gift book selections, NPR's Ketzel Levine will take you wandering through old maps and contemporary art galleries, courtside at the NBA, inside the minds of raucous high school kids, and into the embrace of poems.
Dec 1, 2005 — High school notes confiscated from class are rendered artistically in this strange and interesting collection published by McSweeney's. "I am strangely mesmerized by this cross between a high school kid's notebook and a 21st-century pen and ink retrospective," writes Ketzel Levine when including it in her roundup of holiday gift books.