Make a Leap: 8 Summer Picture Books Get You On The Water

OPTIONSWritten and drawn by Roozeboos Dutch artist Anne Roos Kleiss, who uses her childhood nickname professionally to remind herself to approach her work with the fresh eyes of a child, says she came up with this first concept she created on colored paper using crayons, felt-tip pens and colored pencils. and ink — drawing outside …

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

IRELAND AssASSINS: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders that Stunned Victorian England, Julie Kavanagh’s photo. (Atlantic Monthly, $28.) Nineteenth-century Ireland was plagued by poverty and famine; Conditions were made worse by the brutality of British rule. Kavanagh’s fascinating history draws on this context to recount the 1882 murders of Irish nationalists against Britain’s Irish …

$900 in Printed Books, Moscow and Other Letters to the Editor

The Man Who Sees America To the editor: Robert Gottlieb’s gripping essay on John Gunther (July 4) and his epic writings about people, nations and continents are captivating. But it’s discouraging that I can’t buy Gunther’s “Inside USA” (because it’s out of print) for less than the cost of a used Buick. As if Gottlieb …

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

OUTLIER: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter, by Kai Bird. (Crown, $38.) Bird argues that the Carter presidency deserves another perspective because, along with numerous forward-thinking achievements, it is now far more important than most Americans believe. Timothy Naftali, in his review, called Bird’s biography an important book that “explains why American presidents continue to …

Bernette Ford, who made children’s books different, dies at 70

Not all of Ms. Ford’s work is devoted to books that emphasize diversity. As president of Cartwheel, Clifford was responsible for mass-market hits such as the Big Red Dog books and the “I Spy” series, and his own writings also included books for very young children using animal characters – “No Pacifier for Piggy No …

Stephen Colbert Struggles With Books About Trump’s Time In Office

“Other recent books use titles like ‘I can fix it alone’ and ‘Obviously, We Won This Choice’ that are actually quotes from him. These, of course, join the ranks of other great games like ‘People Squirt the Toilet 10 Times, 15 Times’, ‘The Kidney Has a Special Place in the Heart’, ‘Person, Woman, Man, Camera, …