K-3 Book Design: Deceptively Easy?

by Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director
In our Millbrook imprint, we recently started publishing highly visual expository nonfiction specifically geared toward young readers in grades K-3. Anytime we start a new type of book, working through the design aspects to figure out what we really need to communicate visually is always a fun exercise.

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All of a Sudden and Forever

by Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director

It isn’t every book where the creators and the publishing team all visit the site of a book’s events. It isn’t every book where you happen to check your social media on a holiday weekend and notice pictures the illustrator is posting from her trip to the site. Read More

Pets In Books: A Lerner Retrospective

by Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director

Hello readers! I was originally asked to do a post on design trends in Lerner books over the years… which, having been here for a while and being an Art Director, totally makes sense. But somehow I got the Blog powers that be to agree to, instead, a post about how some of our pets over the years have made it into the books we publish. Read More

Little Monsters of the Ocean: Book Design

Little Monsters of the Ocean

By Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director

I’ve done my fair share of designing books about ocean life, and it doesn’t get old. Despite my inability to appreciate visiting aquariums (sorry, folks, I have no logic behind that. But I do enjoy watching jellyfish.), I love images of the creatures themselves and working them into a design. Read More