Beautiful Illustrations for Children’s Reads

I recently posted HERE about some fantastic illustrated biographies that have come into my library this month. Well, here another three works to add to the list to look out for.


Red Cloud by S. D. Nelson

Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender by [Nelson, S. D.]

This is a non-fiction book which tells the story of Red Cloud, a Lakota warrior, who recalls life before and after the introduction of European settlers within America. The story is wordy, so it’s aimed at an older age group (8-12 years). Photos provide an eye catching addition to the book, but be sure to note the beautifully drawn sketches on every page. Colour and movement in the illustrations, show scenes of battle, family life and change very effectively. You can grab a copy of this one HERE.


Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

This is a fantastic picture book which tells the story of the rise of the Orquestra de Reciclados de Cateura. It is bright, colourful and inventive in it’s use of illustrations. The story is of the young people of the orchestra who play on instruments made from recycled materials found in the trash. The orchestra is from Cateura which consists of the main garbage dump of the city of Asunción, and the story focuses on the use and productivity found in old things others throw away. The fabulous use of lines, shapes and colours tells this tale in pictures. The book is aimed at ages 4-8 years and you can grab a copy HERE.



The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

by Jeanette Winter

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by [Winter, Jeanette]

This is a great non-fiction work about the rise of fame of Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who sees shapes all around her and incorporates them into her work. Hadid uses the influence of nature and childhood experiences in her country and uses these to create and imagine beautiful and unusual buildings. There are many famous examples shown here and Hadid is celebrated for the dynamic and unique designer she is. You can get a copy of the book HERE, it’s aimed at ages 5-10 years.


That’s all for now folks.






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