Read Every Day, Lead A Better Life

 

The Art of Read Every Day


We asked 13 outstanding children’s book illustrators to create their artistic interpretations of our literacy campaign message: Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. The result is a spectacular collection of art, and each piece is accompanied by free supplemental resources that meet the Common Core State Standards.

Here is how you can use these resources with young readers (grades K-2 or 3-5).

1

MEET THE ARTISTS & VIEW
THE ART

Share the artists’ bios with students. View the art online or download
the pdf

2ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH ACTIVITIES

Each piece of art includes
Common Core-ready
discussion questions as well
as writing and art prompts
3

WATCH ARTIST VIDEO INTERVIEWS & READ-ALOUDS

In these videos, artists talk about the
creative process and read aloud
from a favorite book

 

Click on images below to access discussion guides, activities, and videos.


Harry Bliss posterHarry Bliss

Harry Bliss


Harry Bliss’s comic-style illustrations allow him to create hilarious characters that resonate with children. He is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker and the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Bailey and Bailey at the Museum, which he also wrote.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Nancy Carpenter posterNancy Carpenter

Nancy Carpenter


Nancy Carpenter is the celebrated illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including the heartwarming Lucky Ducklings. Her unique multimedia approach and ability to work in a broad range of style and mediums has garnered her illustrations numerous honors.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Henry Cole posterHenry Cole

Henry Cole


Henry Cole is the illustrator of dozens of popular picture books, including Unspoken, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 2012. Cole’s artistic talents and gentle humor have kept children entertained for more than 15 years.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Kazu Kibuishi posterKazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi


Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the ongoing #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series of graphic novels, whose stunning artwork and imaginative storytelling create a richly drawn fantasy for young readers.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Jeff Kinney posterJeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney


Jeff Kinney is the #1 bestselling creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has sold more than 85 million copies around the world. Kinney's work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Yuyi Morales posterYuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales


Since emigrating to the USA in 1994, Yuyi Morales has created some of the most celebrated Latino works for children’s books, including Just a Minute and Just in Case, both winners of the Pura Belpré Medal. Yuyi says she “strives to capture the beauty of the everyday forms.”

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Kadir Nelson posterKadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson


Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. He is a New York Times bestseller, a two-time Caldecott Honoree, and a Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

LeUyen Pham posterLeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham


LeUyen Pham is the author/illustrator of 50 books for children, including the bestselling Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore, and Shoe-La-La! by Karen Beaumont. Her illustrations are always playful and lively and always attempt to capture the spirit of childhood.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Dav Pilkey posterDav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey


Dav Pilkey is the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Captain Underpants series, which has more than 50 million books in print. Pilkey is also the author/illustrator of numerous popular and award-winning books for children, including The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Video ( Dav Pilkey on How Reading Gives You Superpowers > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Jerry Pinkney posterJerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney


Jerry Pinkney is the highly acclaimed illustrator of one hundred books and the recipient of numerous awards, including a Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse, five Caldecott Honor Medals, and five Coretta Scott King Awards. Jerry Pinkney was elected into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2011.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Judy Schachner posterJudy Schachner

Judy Schachner


Judy Schachner is best known as the author/illustrator of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling, tongue twisting, canine cavorting, feline frolicking Skippyjon Jone series.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Axel Scheffler posterAxel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler


Axel Scheffler has received many awards for his witty, humorous illustrations, and has brought to life a huge variety of beloved characters, including Zog, the accident-prone dragon in A Gold Star for Zog; the unforgettable Stick Man; and worldwide favorite, The Gruffalo.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Interview >   |   Read-Aloud > )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >

 

Erin Stead posterErin Stead

Erin Stead


Erin E. Stead is the Caldecott Medal-winning, New York Times bestselling artist of A Sick Day for Amos McGee, and the illustrator of both New York Times bestsellers Bear Has a Story to Tell (written by husband and collaborator Philip C. Stead) and And Then It’s Spring, by Julie Fogliano.

Discussion Guides ( K-2 >   |   3-5 > )

Videos ( Erin E. Stead on the woodblock printing process for A Sick Day for Amos McGee >  )

Recommended Reading  >

Poster pdf  >

Buy the 2014 Calendar >