By Tara C.
There are few things I enjoy more than curling up with a good book. My almost 9-year-old son also loves to read. He will disappear for hours at a time with a good book. He is a huge fan of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. When I saw this poster hanging in our local library, I immediately thought it was something he would like:
It turns out that anyone can buy this poster, and many others, from the American Library Association.
For younger children, I like this Ladybug Girl poster:
Something about this odd, steampunk-style Take Time to Read poster really appeals to me, too:
I also learned from a friend about Doedemee's amazing collection of re-imagined book covers. A European graphic design studio gather 100 artists from 28 countries and had them re-design classic book covers. A portion of each poster of these images that is sold goes to fighting illiteracy. I chose a couple of my favorites to share here, but you really should go take a look at the whole collection if you are at all interested in literature and/or design. Some of them are just gorgeous. But then, I do have an English degree around here somewhere, so it's possible I get more excited about this sort of thing than a normal person.
Here's Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster:
While I am not familiar with this book, I love this design for An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro:
If you are interested in any of these posters, you should know that the design company is in Belguim and all the the prices are listed in euros. Alas, for those of us in the U.S., this could be a pricey endeavor with international shipping costs and all.