The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

October 12, 2017

Are you as excited as we are for Red Cap artist, Jon Klassen‘s brand new book, The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse? Written by his usual collaborator, Mac Barnett, this story explores a twist on the “Peter in the Wolf” and fable classics. What if the animals a wolf ate for lunch were mighty […]


4 Picture Books for a Fun & Spooky Halloween

October 6, 2017

Halloween is almost here! If you know us, you know we’re pulling out all of our favorite books for the spooky season and gathering new ones to add to the collection. Fall makes reading so fun–doesn’t it? The crisp autumn leaves, cozying under a blanket with apple cider and reading with your favorite kids. Magic! […]


An Instagram “When’s My Birthday?” Giveaway!

September 21, 2017

When’s your birthday?? If you win this giveaway, it could be very soon. This week, we have partnered up with kid-lit blogger, Avery & Augustine and MacMillan Kids Books, for this very, extra special Instagram giveaway. The giveaway includes a copy of When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, with illustration by our own Red Cap Cards artist, […]


When’s My Birthday?

September 5, 2017

We are so happy to announce the release of a special collection of celebratory greeting cards and wrapping papers alongside the release of When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano with illustration by our own Christian Robinson from Roaring Brook Press (out in bookstores today!) Click over to his artist page to see more! PLUS, click here to […]


Children’s Book Inspiration: Botanical Worlds

July 14, 2017

“The Wild Flower’s Song” by William Blake As I wander’d the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a wild flower Singing a song. I slept in the Earth In the silent night, I murmur’d my fears And I felt delight. In the morning I went As rosy as morn, To seek for new joy; […]

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Artist News Roundup: Meg Hunt & Jon Klassen

April 27, 2017

We checked in with a few of our artists today to find out what fun and exciting things they’ve been working on and found a few special treats to highlight: a vibrant animation, an LA event, and a new children’s book in the works. First up, we’ve fallen in love with this animation, entitled “Transplant” by […]


Three Red Cap Artists’ Books For Your Spring Holiday

April 20, 2017

Bees are buzzing, daffodils are sprouting, and you’re hopefully planning a lovely rendezvous somewhere even warmer than where you currently reside. When you hop on a plane or ferry or train, make sure that you pack something to read for every age group. A few selections with beautiful work by Red Cap Cards artists stood out to […]

Hello, Mr Dodo by Nicholas John Frith

Children’s Book Illustration Technique, Part One: It’s In the Eyes | Jon Klassen

February 10, 2017

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. We say they are the window to the story. Part of our jobs as art curators is finding personality and perspective in our artists’ characters. A huge chunk of that personality and perspective is found in the character’s gaze. The intricacies with which artists are able to convey emotion […]


Best Creative Magazines for Kids: An Intro

January 5, 2017

It’s no secret that we are enamored with great illustration and creative work for children. The only thing better than finding those two components in one tiny package is if they are mailed directly to our house on a regular basis! Creative magazines for children are such a fabulous way to consistently inspire kids to use their imaginations […]

Illustoria Magazine and Arlo of Red Cap Cards

I’ll Color Your World if You Color Mine

November 17, 2016

Have you been swept up into the adult coloring book craze? We have! And we are so happy to show off some of our favorites from Red Cap artists, friends, and a few treasured vintage finds. Making artwork is important to our creative well-being, and finding a way for everyone to participate (regardless of their […]