This week, we continue to highlight the work of some of our favorite children's book illustrators who contributed stunning artwork to our "The Art of Read Every Day" campaign.
The very talented Kazu Kibuishi is in the spotlight this week. Over the past few years, Kibuishi has become a household name, not only for graphic novel fans who covet the Amulet series, but for Harry Potter fans as well; Kibuishi illustrated all seven of the new covers, which were created in honor of the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. (You can check out the fill collection here.)
Kibuishi's artwork for The Art of Read Every Day campaign evokes the same mysterious and whimsical look and feel apparent in the Harry Potter covers. I love how this scene depicts a library as a portal to another paranormal or futuristic world.
We have several free resources for classrooms that accompany this artwork, including:
- Common Core-ready discussion guides (grades K-2 and 3-5)
- a video of Kibuishi reading aloud from Amulet
- a video interview about Kibuishi's artistic process and experiences as an illustrator
We'll also share more resources from Kibuishi on our social media channels as the week progresses.
Original artwork by Kazu Kibuishi