Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7+ Kids' Books Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

Alexandra Boiger was born and raised in Munich, Germany, as the youngest of seven children. She studied graphic design and has worked for Dreamworks Animation. She is married to an Italian artist and they have one daughter. More information about Boiger and her work can be found on her website and in this interview with Mikela Prevost. Below is a list of selected works she has illustrated.

Novels & Chapter Books

  • In Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, nine-year-old Roxie is victimized by bullies until a strange set of circumstances places their survival in her hands.
  • The Magic Half by Annie Barrows is a time travel story about two girls living in the same house in different time periods who must find a way to change history before one of them loses her life. (Boiger illustrated the cover.)
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald is the first book in a whimsical series about a magical elderly neighbor who knows all the tricks for transforming kids' bad behavior. Boiger illustrated the 2006 edition of this book, as well as three other reprints of titles in the series: Hello, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic, and Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. (The books were originally illustrated by Hilary Knight of Eloise fame.)

Picture Books 

  • The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins encourages kids to look past "scary" appearances by imagining the possible hidden lives of the main character's interesting neighbors and family members.
  • In Thanks a Lot, Emily Post an historical picture book by etiquette book, but the kids want none of it.
  • Take Your Mama to Work Today by Amy Reichert follows a spirited little girl through a day at the office with her mom, during which she answers the phone, makes her own business cards, and uses the paper shredder.
  • Tallulah's Tutu by Marilyn Singer is the first of four books about a young aspiring ballerina who takes up dancing because she wants a tutu. The other books of the series are: Tallulah's Solo, Tallulah's Toe Shoes, and Tallulah's Nutcracker.
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