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Children's book identification - 1970s

Another one of these! There is a book I have been trying to remember (for no real reason) for 157 years, and I'm finally going to ask. Early to mid-1970s, color illustrations, gems, a little girl... [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 22, 2016 - 4 answers

Toddler books with lots of things in the pictures?

Our toddler's really into pointing at things in picture books. What books have lots of things for him to point at? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jan 12, 2016 - 44 answers

Looking for an illustration of a house with a river in it

I'm looking for an illustration from a children's book that's probably American (at least in English) and probably from the 1980s. The illustration was of a fanciful one-story house that had water integrated into it, like a canal or a lazy river running through the house. [more inside]
posted by shirobara on May 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Can you help me identify two fairy tales?

I'm trying to track down two fairy tales I read as a kid, in the early-mid eighties. Bits and pieces of these stories have been coming back for a while, but I can't put together the whole thing and would love to reread them! [more inside]
posted by copacetic on May 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Children's Book Including a Spaghetti Sandwich

My partner and I were remembering our differing childhood experiences of homemade spaghetti. At one point, she brought up using the leftovers in a spaghetti sandwich. I've never had one, but this triggered a vivid memory of a favorite picture book which had at least one illustration of a spaghetti sandwich. Among other odd sandwiches, possibly. I'd love to remember the title of the book and, ideally, see that illustration. [more inside]
posted by gilrain on Jan 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Young adult illustrated novel?

I'm drawing a blank on the title and author of a YA book I perused in a bookstore a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Help remembering title of a book I had as a child - 1970s

It's driving me crazy - the book was about fishing/fisherman and featured dark linocut illustrations. I think the cover was blue and black. My recollection is that the tone of the book was sad. This was in Canada, early 1970s, if it matters. Help!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Aug 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection.

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Visually Striking Scientific Illustrations for Poetry Book Cover

Help, scientists! I'm looking for a cover image for my forthcoming book of poetry. I would like to use a visually striking image (photo, diagram, etc.) from a scientific publication. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Nov 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Who can illustrate my book?

I have an idea for a children's book (well a series of books) but I can't draw to save my life. Where can I find someone to help with this? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Sep 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Can you ID these books from my 1980's childhood?

Help me track down two books from my childhood! [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Illustrating a book - what do I do now?

So, I have to illustrate a book. I've never done this before. I've illustrated before, but not in this professional a capacity, and I'm a little nervous about it. I have nightmares (literally) about using the wrong sort of paper or of the final product looking like nothing I sent in. Those of you who have illustrated professionally before - what can you tell me? What medium do you prefer to use? How do you make the most efficient use of your time? Are there any books on the subject you can recommend? Etc. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for a Wordless Book

I'm looking for the title and author of a wordless book (just pictures) that came out probably in the 1990s, and probably British. It concerns a man's life from childhood, through his teen years, into his marriage, the death of his wife, and in the end I think he dies. I can't remember the author/artist or the publisher. I think the pictures were full page watercolors or in the style of watercolors.
posted by MarioM on Mar 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Tipped in Color Plates

Is this a "tipped in" book plate? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jan 18, 2009 - 13 answers

I've written 2 children's books, now I'm looking for an illustrator.

I've written 2 children's books, now I'm looking for an illustrator. [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Feb 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Recalling the horrors of my youth.

Help Me Remember This Book! version 100457: I have a visual memory of a picture book that I came across in elementary school (mid 90s) which featured a distinct sketchy, inked, scribbly style of illustration to accompany some really gruesome, horrifying stories. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Desperately seeking illustrated books on our future in space from 1960s, 70s and 80s

When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans on Jul 6, 2007 - 18 answers

What was that book of fantasy illustrations with the secret prize?

Lost book question: When I was a kid, our upstairs neighbors lent me a book of wild fantasy illustrations that contained a hidden puzzle. There was a sizable prize for whoever figured out the riddle. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Apr 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Book Filter: I got one that may stump you. The gauntlet has been thrown.

Man, this is a long shot. But I see so many "Book Filters" get answered and well, one never knows. I apologize now for how vague I'm about to be. But an image has haunted me for years... [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Jun 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Large cross-genre gallery of best book covers?

I am looking for a large gallery of "best" book cover illustrations and designs. I want cross genre examples from any time period and any country. Hours of googling have turned up many images from the pulps of the 40s and 50s, most of them entertaining rather than well designed. Amazon is good but to random a process. Anyone know of anything like this?
posted by Grod on Aug 16, 2004 - 5 answers

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