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Virtual Gallery: PJ Our Way Kids’ Art Showcase!

Virtual Gallery: PJ Our Way Kids’ Art Showcase!

We asked our National Advisory Committee to create art projects inspired by PJ Our Way books. Check out a compilation of their masterpieces, an assortment of drawing tutorials, and a special feature from a PJ Our Way graduate!

16-year-old PJ Our Way graduate Talia loved having PJ Our Way books in her life. Now a professional artist who goes by oftaliashands, Talia created three pieces inspired by her favorite PJ Our titles. She explains:
 
Talia's take on One is Not a Lonely Number
One is Not a Lonely Number was my favorite because the main character's name was Talia and she loved math. I still use the tricks I learned in that book! For a long time, I also wanted a sibling, and I connected with that part of the story. It was good, though, to watch her realize that she was happy enough with her many friends and the way her life was.
 
Talia's take on The Journey That Saved Curious George

 

The Journey that Saved Curious George was special to me because my first stuffed animal, who still sleeps with me every night, was a brown monkey named Monkey George. I also really love the art in the book. The escape journey the Reys went through is something I identify with because, like many American Jews, some of my ancestors also escaped Europe in WWII.

 


Talia's take on Rabbi Harvey

The Rabbi Harvey books are the only graphic novels I'll read as I usually find the pictures really distracting. But the stories in these books are so interesting and the art so fun that I enjoy the pictures. I even read one of my copies so much that the pages fell out!
 
Today, Talia’s 9-year-old brother is a PJ Our Way kid who also loves to get his books! And he’s not alone – more than 50 kids from the National Advisory Committee submitted amazing works of art inspired by their favorite PJ Our Way selections. Check out this compilation that showcases their talent!
 

 
 
If you liked the art featured in this post and want to practice your own drawing skills, check out PJ Our Way Advisory Committee member Danielle’s Rabbi Harvey drawing tutorial!
 
 
 
And if you’re curious about digital art, PJ Our Way Advisory Committee member Abbey demonstrates how she reimagined Hidden’s cover using the illustration app Procreate:
 
 
What type of art is your favorite? Which PJ Our Way books do you think have the best cover art or illustrations? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Jan 01, 2021 @ 2:01PM

EmiPoppy

wow

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Jan 01, 2021 @ 3:20PM

AmazingBookGirl

Ooh! All this art is really awesome! I really like Abbey's re-imagined "Hidden" cover! Nice job!! 👍

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Jan 01, 2021 @ 5:08PM

Yahwehsprincess

nice art!

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 4:13PM

yummycupcake

Wow! So good!

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 4:14PM

yummycupcake

I like the first one. I can never draw like that!

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Jan 10, 2021 @ 2:18PM

Alibkhen

Yeah, same. They were soooo good!

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 5:35PM

LElliot

That’s really cool art!

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Jan 06, 2021 @ 9:56PM

Law

ya

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 6:47PM

PrettyGirl8

it looks awesome

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 6:50PM

celestialsollunaestrella

Wow good drawers

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 7:00PM

rlb2012

o.m.g this is so amazing,i love all the art

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Jan 10, 2021 @ 2:18PM

Alibkhen

Same! I really love art too!

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Jan 04, 2021 @ 9:16PM

Ilovejackys

The art is really amazing, a lot of talent!

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Jan 05, 2021 @ 10:08AM

bookchat

Wow! I loved it I am gonna watch it again!

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Jan 05, 2021 @ 4:42PM

EliHump

Cool art work!

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Jan 05, 2021 @ 8:43PM

EmmyDan11

I can't believe you drew that! It is so amazing!

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Jan 05, 2021 @ 9:01PM

TrueSmiley

Cooooooool I'm definitely going to draw Rabbi Harvey! 😋

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Jan 10, 2021 @ 2:18PM

Alibkhen

Same. lol

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Jan 06, 2021 @ 10:34AM

BWeber1

this is so cool! i wish i could submit some art!

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Jan 06, 2021 @ 9:57PM

Law

really really good guys

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Jan 07, 2021 @ 11:04AM

FunGrrl

amazing work

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Jan 07, 2021 @ 4:52PM

Fire

Awesome

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Jan 08, 2021 @ 9:34AM

SeaGirl

Go Talia!

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Jan 11, 2021 @ 4:23PM

Rlaz

Nice art looks good

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Jan 12, 2021 @ 4:31PM

Rosereads

the best art EEEEEVVVVEEERRRR!!!!!!!

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Jan 14, 2021 @ 10:19AM

JKPanda

…wow. I could never draw like that. I love art and how people use it to express how they feel.

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Jan 18, 2021 @ 6:47PM

danielleparr

i like the hidden book cover nice job Abbey!

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Jan 19, 2021 @ 1:08PM

JMN

me to

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Jan 21, 2021 @ 12:39PM

Bizgirl

Great art!

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