The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter

IMG_0560Friends, prepare for a mighty tidal wave of photos here. I’m heading back to California from a weekend in New York, where the goals were only to visit The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter, have scones with Betsy Bird, and see Wicked. All were a success.

While I wait out this flight delay, have a virtual visit yourself. Or go in real life! The exhibit has been extended through September. It was incredible. Magical. If you love kids’ books, get yourself there. For real.  IMG_0561 IMG_0568 IMG_0569 IMG_0570 IMG_0573 IMG_0576 IMG_0578 IMG_0579 IMG_0580 IMG_0582 IMG_0585 IMG_0586 IMG_0587 IMG_0622 IMG_0589 IMG_0624 IMG_0592 IMG_0594 IMG_0597 IMG_0599 IMG_0602 IMG_0604 IMG_0605 IMG_0608 IMG_0612 IMG_0613 IMG_0614 IMG_0615 IMG_0618 I know. Whoa.

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19 Comments

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Wow! That looks amazing. Thanks for giving us a virtual tour.

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Yes indeed, what a feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing, Carter. :0)

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    ahhh wish I could see this exhibit myself!! Thanks for sharing so many pictures!

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Color me “Wicked”ly green with envy!
    Your photos were the next best thing to being there!

  • leandrajwallace
    Posted February 19, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    That would be an awesome exhibit to visit! Thanks for posting the pics so I could visit ‘virtually’.

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing all these photos! I would have wanted to camp out right there. I think we need to open a hotel with PB rooms! including reading the guests a story before tucking them in!

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what a wonderful exhibit! Thanks for the photos :)

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Loved the photos. Glad your visit was magical

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    One of my all time favorite books is The Phantom Tollbooth. I just love the way it was honored in that exhibit. Long live Norton Juster…and of course, Jules Feiffer!

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the amazing, insider view!

  • Debbie Mickelson
    Posted February 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this, Carter. This definitely looks worth the trip. What a treat for you.

  • Posted February 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    I want to go!! This seems wonderful. I’m so glad you got to go!

  • Posted February 20, 2014 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Спасибо за науку. :)

  • Posted February 20, 2014 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this. Love everything you share. For “different”, follow me on here and read All Stories of Willow. Free-style, set in England, I’m writing a series of Stories of Willow in rough,here, on my blog only: Illustrations will bring them to life…can’t you just see them?! meantime…enjoy the read

  • Posted February 20, 2014 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this tour! I wish I could get there to see it. It would be wonderful if the installation could travel. S.

  • Posted February 20, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing! What a wonderful exhibition.

  • Posted February 20, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Thanks for documenting this exhibition, I happened to visit NYPL this summer as well and loved the exhibit !!! Please continue blogging all these wonderful things you see !

  • Posted February 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I was surprised at how many of these stories I recognized. This exhibit is peddling boucoup nostalgia, Carter. I wish I could afford to visit and take my own pictures.

  • Posted April 8, 2014 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Oh, this looks amazing! Wish I lived closer!