From Romper: 10 Soothing Children's Books That Adults Should Read, Too
From The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Side Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic? Reading Got a Lot Harder
From The New York Times: As Amazon Rises, So Does the Opposition and the Jeff Bezos feature the article refers to is here at PBS's Frontline: Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos
From PW: Rallying Around #BooksAreEssential
Authors Guild Finds Writers Are Losing Significant Income
Q & A with Deborah Wiles on her new book Kent State
Coronavirus Updates: Impact on Children's Books
Agents Weigh Whether to Submit Projects During the Pandemic
Survey of Independent Bookstores Shows Coronavirus Toll
Indie Bookstore Partners with Nonprofit to Give Hundreds of Books to Atlanta Youth My old bookstore - Little Shop of Stories!
Riordans to Match Up to $100,000 in Donations to #SaveIndieBookstores
[Publishers] Working from Home
From The Dispatch: Columbus library board approves staff furloughs - LOVE your LIBRARIANS and BOOKSTORES right now!!!
From Libro.fm: #ShopBookstoresNow
From BookRiot: 8 GREAT PORTAL FANTASIES FOR YA READERS
20 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND MIDDLE GRADES
From The Bookseller: Scholastic UK to publish new series by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen (I have a copy and hope to have a feature for you soon!)
From Library Journal: 8 Great Libraries for Your Zoom Background
From SLJ: Social-Emotional Support in the New World of Distance Learning
From Penguin UK: Philip Pullman: 'It's All Got to Change' The Covid-19 crisis should lead to a radical reform of our political system, argues the author of His Dark Materials.
From SCBWI: If you're a member, it's time to vote for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Award!
From PodBean: Listen to The Land of Counterpane (1885) by Robert Louis Stevenson - the perfect isolation poem
From SLJs 100 Scope Notes: Books on Film: Katherine Paterson Documentary
From Claudia Mills: The Only Way I Have Ever Gotten a Book Idea
From InsideHook: Thanks to Bookshop, There Is No Reason to Buy Books on Amazon Anymore - Independent bookstores, and booksellers, get a lifeline just when they need it most
From Bustle: Listen To Suzanne Collins Read An Exclusive Excerpt From 'The Hunger Games' Prequel
ILLUSTRATORS' TREEHOUSE NEWS
Bologna Children's Book Fair ILLUSTRATORS' WALL is OPEN to everyone this year!!! Sign up and submit your work for the world to see!
Lilla Rogers of Make Art That Sells is giving away a FREE online business class for freelance illustrators! MATS MBA (MONEY BADASS)
From The New York Times: Keep Calm and Draw Together With assists from Shepard Fairey and Maira Kalman, graphic designers and illustrators are creating striking visual messages of safety and gratitude.
also mentioned in the article...
From Amplifier: Global Open Call for Art (ends May 8th), and VOTE on your favorites!
From Muddy Colors: Greg Manchess on 10 THINGS…PAINTING PORTRAITS
#LetsDrawMonsters Creature Design Challenge with Justin Gerard - there is an incredible demo video by Annie Stegg Gerard working in oils in there that you don't want to miss!
From PW: The Fanatic: Graphic Novel Newsletter
From CBS News: Artist Kadir Nelson's evocative response to the pandemic
From The Art Room Plant: Hazel Terry does it again - Inflatables - Learn how to make these adorable toys!
From CommArts: The 61st Illustration Annual is now available and you can view the winner's gallery ONLINE! (Great way to follow trends.) Purchase a copy to view the entire edition online or in print.
From Kyle T. Webster: Drawing Tutorials for Students
Do you know about Webtoons? If not, I'll bet a young person in your life does!
From PW: Artist Relief Reports First Round of Emergency Grants, Survey Results "Artists report an average loss of about $27,103 in income." Yup.
OFF TOPIC BUT INTERESTING
From The University of Glasgow: Wellbeing resources to help you through the lockdown
SemiSweet is making healthcare-themed sugar cookies to celebrate our heroes!
From the NYT: The Clarity That Comes With Hard Times - "My worries over small things recede in a crisis."