Julie Danielson

About Julie Danielson

Julie Danielson writes the blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. She has juried the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Award and the Bologna-Ragazzi Awards in Italy. Her book Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature, written with Betsy Bird and Peter D. Sieruta, was published in 2014.

The Night World

night world

There’s a lot to like about The Night World, from Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein. Unlike your esteemed leaders here at Calling Caldecott, I’ve never been on the Caldecott committee, but if I were, this book would be in my serious-consideration stack. Let’s start with the dust jacket. It welcomes readers with a window, as a […]

Just Enjoy the Pictures: Hand-Crafted Versus Digital Art

Baby Bear Sees Blue

Raise your hand if you find it challenging to determine the media used for picture book illustrations today. Even before computers, art labeled “mixed media” left readers scratching their heads over how the pictures were rendered. Increasingly challenging in today’s digital world is ascertaining whether picture book art is hand-crafted or computer-assisted. For Caldecott committee […]