the power of children's books
This year La Casa Azul Bookstore is proud to present The Power of Children's Books!
For the entire calendar year of 2015 we will feature the art from some of our favorite children’s books illustrators.
To open a book is to enter into a world of magic and wonder. Children’s books have a powerful purpose -- beyond educational, books open children’s minds to imagining many worlds and possibilities.
La Casa Azul Bookstore acknowledges children’s book illustrations as fine art. With The Power of Children's Books, we are not only celebrating the importance of their art but also the artist themselves, whose contribution provide our children with creativity and fantasy - and the opportunity to dream of a world where anything is possible.
Come and see the power of imagination and children’s books at La Casa Azul Bookstore Gallery.
La Casa Azul Bookstore is thrilled to feature Children's Book Illustrators Christian Robinson and Angela Dominguez in our first gallery exhibit of 2015!
- The exhibit opens: Saturday, January 17, 12:30pm - 2:00pm. Book reading and signing with Matt de la Peña, author of Last Stop on Market Street.
- Meet Angela Dominguez, author and illustrator of Knit Together , Saturday, March 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Angela Dominguez made her debut as children’s book author with Let’s Go, Hugo! Maria Had A Little Llama, and Santiago Stays and now will be introducing her newest work Knit Together.
Angela was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and recently moved from San Francisco to Brooklyn. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both professionally.
Angela has worked with numerous publishers including Dial, Abrams, Bloomsbury, Candlewick, Little Brown, Roaring Brook, and Henry Holt.
Angela teaches at the Academy of Art University in the Illustration Department, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. She presents for a variety of schools and libraries and is active with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Angela is represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency. For more information about her work please visit: www.angeladominguezstudio.com
Christian Robinson likes to tell stories with pictures, making a living as an illustrator and animator in San Francisco. He’s worked with Pixar Animation Studios, The Sesame Street Workshop and illustrated a number of award winning picture books, including Rain! by Linda Ashman which won the 2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell, winner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for non-fiction, and Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio.
You can visit him online at theartoffun.com.