Enter the World of Incredibly Specific Children’s Literature Instagram Accounts
In the particular is contained the universal.
My man James Joyce said that. But is it true of children’s literature Instagram accounts? Let’s find out.
I would say the children’s literature segment of Instagram is strong to quite strong. You can find all sorts of book lovers online sharing the latest and greatest or the oldies but goodies (I’m planning share some of my favorites in a future post).
But that’s not why we’re here today. No, today I want to share a few ultra-specific accounts. You see, children’s lit Instagram so strong that it has spawned ultra-specialized spin-off accounts that have me hitting the heart button. Here are a few favorites:
Are you mourning the fact that there is no smoking in children’s books anymore? Head over here to find everyone smoking like it’s 1959.
If you’re more into the culinary arts, this account collects tasty-looking cakes from a wide array of children’s books.
Filling the void in male objectification, this one has been gaining a lot of popularity lately.
You might have noticed this one mentioned in my recent chat with Emmy Kastner. An account that focuses on the art within the art of children’s books.
Vintage children’s book dads: always reading the paper, amirite? This account collects them all.
Who said snail mail is dead? This account complies any and all appearances of mailboxes in children’s books.
Raise your hand if you’ve used a rotary phone.
*Most of the people reading this right now raise their hands*
This one is another blast from the past account.
Collecting all manner of specters from children’s book past
One of the most super-specific on this list, this account is your one stop shop for illustrated windows.
The most hygge of all the account here.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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