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Archive of posts tagged Amelia Bedelia

Working with Amelia Bedelia in Paris

By Lynne Avril Every year, Amelia Bedelia and I spend two months in Paris, rejuvenating my artistic spirit. For me, it’s a shot in the arm—I see inspiration everywhere. This year, I completed the final art for two new Amelia Bedelia books while we were there—an I Can Read, and a chapter book. It kept [...]

Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

On this day in 1963–September 25–the very first Amelia Bedelia book was published! It’s been 50 wonderful, hilarious years with our beloved literal-minded housekeeper! Today, we take a look back in time with some of our favorite treasures from the Amelia Bedelia archives!                     Blog this! [...]

Sexy Movie Stars Reading Picture Books: The Greenwillow Edition

We’re not going to admit how many times we’ve visited Book Riot‘s post “Love You Forever: 5 of Hollywood’s Sexiest Men Read to You from Children’s Classics.” Let’s just say it was more than once and leave it at that. So we couldn’t help but be inspired . . . and put together a selection [...]

Happy 50th Anniversary, Amelia Bedelia!

Bank Street Bookstore recently hosted a live story hour and book signing event with Herman Parish to kick off Amelia Bedelia’s 50th Anniversary! Amelia Bedelia was late to her own party because she stopped by several different types of banks before arriving at the right one: Amelia Bedelia eventually made her way to Morningside Heights, [...]

Win a copy of the Amelia Bedelia 50th Anniversary Edition!

The 50th anniversary edition of Amelia Bedelia is pretty special, if we do say so ourselves. It features the original text, artwork, and jacket of the original 1963 edition. PLUS, it has seven additional pages of archival photographs, sketches, and anecdotes and recollections about the inception and creation of America’s beloved literal-minded housekeeper! And we’re giving [...]