Meet Mike Venezia — international author and illustrator. Mike's books introduce children to art, music, and history in an unstuffy, fun way.
His series "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists" is the Children’s Press #1 Best Selling book series. This is just one segment of his wildly popular collection of books: “Getting To Know the World’s Greatest Composers,” the “World’s Greatest Inventors and Scientists” and “US Presidents.”
So many parents think that art is something that your kid brings home from school, that you hang on the fridge for a week. But it’s much more important than that.
Schools must encourage creativity. And art is the key to unlocking that creativity.
Art, dance and music are as important as math and science. If you're going to be a math person, you can be better if you're creative. If you're going to be a scientist, you can be better if you're creative.
Check out the New Editions!
Leonardo Da Vinci
New Editions are now Available!
Some of the most popular and beloved titles are now available with NEW content! Art, Illustrations, maps, and fun quizzes! More new editions are coming soon!
What's NEW in the New Editions
Fun timelines of the artist's life
An original, exciting map that highlights important places in the artist's life
Fun quiz with answer section that provides kids with more historical information on each artist and tests their knowledge too!
Comprehensive glossary to support content
Index to make navigating subject matter easier
Mike Designs Mural
Located on the Naperville Art League Building
Mike was commissioned to create a design for Naperville's Century Walk as part of the city's public arts program.
The mural is 67 feet by 12 feet, and features Mike's whimsical characters of both famous and local artists.
See the Mural at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery: 508 Center Street, Naperville, Illinois. 630.355.2530
Mike Venezia Inducted into Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame!
The prestigious Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame gives public recognition to artists associated with the Fox Valley that have achieved international or national acclaim to ensure a strong cultural legacy for future generations.
Each inductee has a permanent plaque on display at The Paramount Art Theater in Aurora, Illinois.