‘The Night Before Christmas’ illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

‘The Night Before Christmas’ illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

Every year I share this book and it’s the most highly requested for a look inside. If you have been following Secret Society Of Books for a while, you know my love for vintage books. Gyo Fujikawa is special. Her work is exquisite and that is why this book is so...
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...
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...
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...
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...