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  • “Literary fiction”, in common usage, is not set in opposition to “cinematic fiction” (movies) or “dramatic fiction” (plays, operas, ballets) or “graphic fiction” (comics, picture-books), but in opposition to “genre fiction”.

    What is Literary Fiction?

  • It is time to head to the library or bookstore for some more chapter books and juvenile level picture-books.

    The Wall (copy)

  • It's the strangest thing that American adults seem to think American kids can't handle hardcore dystopian material in their age 5-10 picture-books!

    BEA/ALA, booksellers, librarians

  • Her drawer of chocolate drops and ginger-snaps; her dolls and picture-books, turn my study into a nursery.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Is it time to say “no, thank you” to some picture-books books about manners?

    Tomorrow: Why Are Children’s Books About Manners So Rude? « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Many writers had an influence on me when I was growing up, but no single writer did so much to inspire me to write as Pinkwater: a gifted humorist and storyteller whose savage wit and nerd-positive message comes across in stories from picture-books to young adult novels (including the blisteringly, savagely funny Young Adult Novel).

    Boing Boing: July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006 Archives

  • They had plenty of the finest toys in the world, and the most astonishing picture-books: all about scimitars and slippers and turbans, and dwarfs and giants and genii and fairies, and blue - beards and bean-stalks and riches and caverns and forests and Valentines and Orsons: and all new and all true.

    The Child’s Story

  • She would have rather resembled a fortune-teller in one of the picture-books that used to be in the shop windows in my boyhood, except for her stateliness.

    The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

  • But in his picture-books, which he constantly made for us children, he used to draw a head very like that above your ladyship.

    The Virginians

  • Rawdon bought the boy plenty of picture-books and crammed his nursery with toys.

    Vanity Fair


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