Fourth Picture Book Panel: No Words Needed—The Value and Many Uses of Wordless Picture Books

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine, then, the value of a story told entirely through images. In the latest installment of our popular panel series exploring topics relating to picture books, gain insight from award-winning author/illustrators Henry Cole, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Stephen Savage, and David Wiesner about the magic of wordless picture books. Allyn Johnston, Vice President and publisher of Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will moderate what promises to be an engaging discussion. For adults

Moderator Allyn Johnston is Vice President and Publisher of Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. During her twenty-four years working in publishing, she has worked with many award winning authors and illustrators including Marla Frazee, Mem Fox, Lois Ehlert, Cynthia Rylant, Avi and M.T. Anderson.

David Wiesner is one of the world’s most celebrated visual storytellers and the creator of many best-selling picture books. Tuesday, The Three Pigs and Flotsam won the Caldecott Medal, the highest honor for illustration. He also received Caldecott Honors for Free Fall, Sector 7 and Mr. Wuffles.

Marla Frazee has received Caldecott Honors for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. The Farmer and the Clown won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. She has written and/or illustrated many bestsellers including Roller Coaster, The Boss Baby, The Seven Silly Eaters and the Clementine series.

Raul Colón has illustrated over thirty picture books including Draw! as well as Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops and Susanna Reich’s Jose! Born to Dance. Colón’s work has been recognized with a Golden Kite Award, a Pura Belpré Award, and both a gold and silver medal in The Original Art show.

Henry Cole has written and illustrated more than fifty books for young readers including And Tango Makes Three, Unspoken and Spot, the Cat. His many books are consistently well reviewed.  His love of nature, fascination with science and sense of humor permeate his evocative picture books and his recent illustrated novels.

Stephen Savage is the acclaimed author and illustrator of Where’s Walrus?  named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. His book, Polar Bear Night was named a New York Times Best Illustrated.

 


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