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Candace Ryan lives and works in a Los Angeles-based toy museum curated by her 5 year-old son. She tinkers with words when she can find her pen in a pile of robots and Japanese monsters.

As head of her department, Candace is in charge of cataloging and organizing the museum’s extensive collection of owl, bat, and octopus toys. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it sure is rewarding.

In her dwindling free time, Candace prefers splitting infinitives over splitting atoms. Clunky puns give her a splitting headache. And she wishes there was some way to share a banana split with Dr. Seuss and Rene Magritte in a Japanese tea garden.

ANIMAL HOUSE is Candace’s first picture book. Her second book, RIBBIT RABBIT, will be published in 2011 by Walker/Blo
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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIONby Candace Ryan, illustrated by Jennifer YerkesKids Can Press, TorontoISBN: 978-1-5253-0015-8In this clever book, a Read more of this blog post »
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Signed, Abiah Rose by Diane Browning
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Despite prevailing attitudes towards women in the 18th and 19th centuries, Abiah Rose perseveres in her conviction that art exists above any category that society can impose on it.

With rich, folk art-inspired illustrations, author/illustrator Diane B
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
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I fell in love with this book as a kid. My fingers read the holes like Braille, and my eyes salivated at the textured colors of Eric Carle's incomparable collage art. ...more
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Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
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Abstract art with a heart. And someone said it couldn't be done. If we listen carefully enough, even torn pieces of paper have something to tell us. ...more
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Zoom by Istvan Banyai
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This book will either send you hurtling into an existential dilemma, or it will help you appreciate "the size" of life and the universe. That's power. ...more
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The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
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I first discovered this book as a poster (I had no idea that it was adapted from a book). I was in middle school at the time and didn't know anything about Edward Gorey, or Jonathan Swift for that matter.

It spoke to my burgeoning sense of satire, and
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On Beyond Zebra! by Dr. Seuss
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Dr. Seuss proves he's the Einstein of kidlit with this book. It took a while for the world to "get" E=mc², blowing the roof off Newtonian physics. Dr. Seuss blows the roof off the alphabet and language itself with this book.

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The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater
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Ernest Hemingway
“A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.”
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Albert Einstein
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
“We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library, whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend but only dimly suspects.”
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Groucho Marx
“I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal.”
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