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Profile of 2015 Wilder Medal winner Donald Crews

Looking back on my childhood, it is clear that my parents, Donald Crews and Ann Jonas Crews, gave my sister and me a visual education. They taught us to look at the world and shared with us their passion for visual and cinematic art. They taught us that the way something is presented is a […]

Studio Views: Ticonderoga #2

My hands-down favorite medium would have to be graphite or lead, the core of a pencil, the material that makes the marks on paper. Lead makes the words, images, idle thoughts (doodles), specific information — crucial and otherwise — visible. With the lead from a pencil I can make thin delicate words and lines, bold […]

Bells and whistles and steam, oh my!

Donald Crews’s Caldecott Honor book Freight Train, beloved by train-crazed toddlers for decades, will win even more fans with the new app available from HarperCollins/Curious Puppy (December 2010). With the app’s interactive elements, even kids who can recite the book backwards and forwards will find surprises. As each component of the train, from red caboose […]