The Library has challenged you to read five books this summer, and now we’re asking you to exercise those creative muscles and create your own illustrations of one (or more!) of the books you’ve chosen. This month I’m redesigning the cover of one of my favorite summer reads with the help of a few drawing resources in our collection, and I’m challenging you to do the same!
My all-time favorite summer read is Prodigal Summer, an environmental fiction novel by Barbra Kingsolver that explores, among many other things, the importance of coyotes to the ecology of the Appalachian Mountains. This feels like the perfect book to tie into the summer reading theme Tails and Tales, and to use in my attempt at our creative challenge of making your own illustrations for one of the books you read this summer. If you’re like me and the thought of drawing animals is a little intimidating, check out the resources below to help you get started!
We’d love to see your summer reading challenge creations! If you do the challenge, share your pictures with us on social media. You can find us on Instagram and Twitter (@carnegielibrary) as well as Facebook.
Titles Available Exclusively On Hoopla Digital:
Learn To Draw Forest Animals & Wildlife by Various Authors
Part of the Learn to Draw series featuring all of your favorite forest and wild animals, including a bald eagle, a deer, a grizzly bear and many more.