Camden Public Library is host this month to the third annual Children’s Book Illustrator Art Show in the Picker Room, Atlantic Avenue.

This year’s show features work by Wade Zahares. He is the illustrator of several wonderful picture books including “Red Are the Apples,” a poetry collection “Big, Bad and a Little Bit Scary” and his latest, “Pony Island” by Candace F. Ransom. He lives in southern Maine.

Also featured is local author and illustrator¬† Chris Van Duson, author of the Mr. Magee books and illustrator of the Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. His most recent book, “The Circus Ship,” is loosely based on a true story of a ship that caught fire near Vinalhaven. “Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee” will be released in October.

The art show remains on view through the end of July.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to