Molly Schaar Idle papers 2014


Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
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Idle, Molly Schaar,
Idle, Molly Schaar,
Molly Schaar Idle papers, 2014
1.08 Linear feet
This collection contains work created by Idle to thank the members of the 2014 Caldecott committee for awarding her a Caldecott Honor.
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[Description and date of item], [Box and folder number], Molly Schaar Idle Papers, 2014, Free Library of Philadelphia, Children’s Literature Research Collection.

Molly Idle has been drawing ever since she could wield a pencil. But while she started scribbling before she could walk, her professional career as an artist began slightly later…

It was upon her graduation from Arizona State University, with a BFA in Drawing, that Molly accepted an offer to work for DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios. After five years, a number of film credits, and an incredibly good time, she left the studio and leapt with gusto into the world of children's book illustration!

Molly now lives in Arizona with her brilliant husband, two wonderfully mischievous sons, and two snugly cats. When not making mischief with her boys or watching old Technicolor musicals, she can be found at her desk scribbling away, with a pencil in one hand and a cup of espresso in the other- creating a plethora of profoundly whimsical picture books!


Molly Schaar Idle, Online Portforlio,, accessed 2017 June 12

This collection comprises the thank you gift illustrator Molly Idle sent to the 2014 Randolph Caldecott Award committee members for selecting Flora and the Flamingo as a Caldecott Honor title.

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Publication Information:

Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection, 12 June 2017

Finding Aid Author:

Finding aid prepared by Christopher A. Brown


The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.

Use Restrictions:

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

Some of the materials in this collection may be too fragile for use without the Curator’s supervision.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This collection was gifted to the Free Library of Philadelphia by Rachel Fryd, a member of the 2014 Randolf Caldecott Award committee.

  • Books
Personal Name(s)
  • Idle, Molly Schaar,
  • Art
  • Authors, American--21st century
  • Illustrated children's books--21st century
  • Women artists
  Date Box Folder
2014 Caldecott Committee Thank You Gift 2014
Soft Molasses Cookies: My Mom's, mom's, mom's, mom's recipe:) 2014 1
Flamingo Cookie Cutter 2014 1
Thank you card
Transcription of card: "Thank You for helping Flora leap off the shelf and into the hands and hearts of so many readers. Molly Idle"
Flora and the Flamingo flip book 2014 1
Flora and the Flamingo flip book - pg. 9 2014 1

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