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Little Bookwormz co-founders Paula Sewell and Janice Markham, two bibliophiles from Los Angeles, have combined the forces of the word and the wear to create a new line of childrens’ apparel and all-around fun stuff.

Books and babies. What could be better?


Janice Markham is an actor, writer, activist and violinist whose artistic ventures often include her multitalented husband, Gideon. She is mom to Raina, 8 and Czeska, 6. Both girls were named for honored family and friends as well as writers Rainer Maria Rilke and Czesław Miłosz.

1. Favorite authors: James Baldwin, Dorothy Parker, Sherwood Anderson

2. Favorite literary characters: Adam Dalgliesh, Ramona the Pest, Lady MacBeth

3. Favorite kid anecdote:
While clipping Raina's (6 yrs.) nails...
Mama: Raina, I am glad you have stopped biting your nails.
Raina: Yes, that's because I'm participating in other activities.

4. Favorite cleaning product: Meyers Lemon Verbena Dish Soap

Janice & Paula


Paula Sewell is a writer, beginning cellist, and expert shopper for her two girls, Abigail, 9 and Honor, 6. Paula also has a lovely husband named Wes whose constant support she is ever so grateful for.


1. Favorite authors: Mark Twain, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley

2. Favorite literary characters: Falstaff, Huck Finn, Hester Prynn, Easy Rawlins

3. Favorite kid anecdote: said by Honor (5 yrs.) while moving her hand in circles half an inch from my face, "I'm controlling your braaaaaaiiiinnnnnn!!!"

4. Favorite cleaning product: Oxiclean Stain Remover
Keith Mitchell (Illustrator) has a stack of books on his nightstand. He tries to read them when he is not drawing, painting, building, designing, kicking, screaming or practicing yoga.
web: www.kmitchellart.com


Keith Mitchell










photo by Michael Pool