Another Dimension with Elly MacKay

Another Dimension with Elly MacKay

Kellie - I am a very big fan of your artwork and process. You have a magical element to your work that is instantly recognizable. I saw a picture you shared of yourself as a teen with one of your first dioramas, how old were you when you started to develop your style?...

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Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Like most people, my first introduction to Maurice Sendak was through the picture book Where The Wild Things Are. I was immediately smitten from storyline to the exquisite use of textures. It felt as if Sendak had been the inventor of crosshatching. However when I...

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An Interview with Laguna Vintage

An Interview with Laguna Vintage

It only takes one visit to know you have stumbled upon not just something, but someone special. I wanted to know more about the woman with the exquisite eye for design and vintage books. Meet Gina of Laguna Vintage. Kellie: You have exquisite taste in vintage...

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5 years of sharing books – calls for a celebration

5 years of sharing books – calls for a celebration

I’ve always loved a visual set to a powerfully strung set of words. One of the most exciting things about art is its influence on perception. I’m a feeler of feelings. I don’t shy away from the heavy ones, and sometimes I feel those are the most needed one. I like to...

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Modern Day Willy Wonka

Modern Day Willy Wonka

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  If you...

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Interview with Jon Klassen

Interview with Jon Klassen

  In celebration of Fathers Day,  I spoke with New York Times best selling, Caldecott medalist, minimalist extraordinaire, and new father Jon Klassen.  We spoke about his new book with Mac and his writing a new chapter in life, parenthood.    Kellie: Your...

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An Interview with Christian Robinson

An Interview with Christian Robinson

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. In celebration, I got to interview one of the most beloved illustrators in Children’s books today, Mr. Christian Robinson. His work reaches a wide audience with its beauty and remarkable way...

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Why So Secret?

Why So Secret?

When I started this site, I was hoping to share books with like minded people who were looking for something special to share with the children in their lives. Over time, it has evolved into a special space where not only book lovers visit but the artist we adore so...

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