children's book illustration inspiration

photos of children's book covers

photos of children's book covers

last week, when i got lilla's assignment for week three of the make art that sells class, i decided i needed to do a little research into children's book covers.  we took an impromptu trip to the book store and each kid got a book on their summer reading list.  (i never say no to them getting new books.  it's a great weakness to have.)

as far as children's book covers go, here are some of my four favorites ::

  1. Inside Outside
  2. Matilda and Hans
  3. My Grandpa
  4. Spoon

i love, love, love the simplicity of these, the sweet characters, the color palettes, the sweetness and innocence.  i haven't read any of these books, so i can't vouch for their content, but if i was judging these books by their covers, i'd say they were all great.

these are affiliate links, so if you purchase a book using them, i'll get a wee bit of money which i will use to buy more books for my children.  feed the habit.