In the fall of 2016 Jarrett Krosoczka, a New York Times best-selling author/illustrator, painted the mural that decorates the stairs to the Children’s Department. He chose to recreate downtown Northampton, and pay tribute to local children’s book authors and illustrators in the windows of the painted buildings. The mural has truly transformed our space, and made the entrance to the children’s department as inviting as the environment we hope to constantly create. Thank you, Jarrett Krosoczka!

Books featured in the mural

The Adventures of Otto Series – David Milgrim
The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories – Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay
The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
Confectionately Yours Series – Lisa Papademetriou
Doll Bones – Holly Black
Dr. Seuss’ ABCs – Dr. Seuss
Elephant and Piggie Series – Mo Willems
Gilbert Series – Diane deGroat
The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring – Ruth Sanderson
Heather Has Two Mommies – Leslea Newman
Hippo and Rabbit Series – Jeff Mack
Joe Joe in the City Series – illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
JourneyTrilogy – Aaron Becker
Jump – Scott M. Fischer
Little Elliot, Big City – Mike Curato
Little Pig Joins the Band – David Hyde Costello
Lucky and Squash – Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Jane Dyer
The Lunch Lady Series – Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Millicent Min, Girl Genius – Lisa Yee
The Mortal Instruments Series – Cassandra Clare
Neil’s Castle – Alissa Imre Geis
Owl Moon – Jane Yolen
The Penderwicks Series – Jeanne Birdsall
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
A Photo for Greta – Anna Alter
The Pigeon Series – Mo Willems
Psalm 23 – Barry Moser
Punk Farm – Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Sarah, Plain and Tall – Patricia MacLachlan
Some Bugs – Angela DiTerlizzi
The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Teddy Mars Series – Molly Burnham
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series – Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Too Young for Yiddish – Richard Michelson, illustrated by Neil Waldman
The Ugly Vegetables – Grace Lin
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Grace Lin