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Hello,there!

I'm Ashley-- the founder of The Center for Children's Book Arts-- and this is my family, all of whom are very much co-founders!

My background is in Humanities education-- I've taught high school Language Arts, History, and Visual Art for several years, and, most recently, Children's Literature at the University level.  I also work as a letterpress printer on an old, 1890's Chandler and Price platen press. The intercept of these two realms is where my passion lies-- the art of illustrated literature in printed texts. 

 

I find such joy building and sharing this love with my children and have seen how it has positively affected them emotionally, academically, even spiritually, in a world of screens, and cheap, overstimulating  entertainment.  I want to share this love I have of identifying high-quality, beautifully created books to support your home literacy culture also!

Join us in preserving the skills and JOY that accompanies good, printed books.

Browse our Bookshop here!

Or, even better, Become a member here!

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