Nicole Tadgell is an award-winning african american illustrator for children. Her luminous, expressive illustrations warmly portray childhood life for children of all races. Nicole's work has been featured in The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books. Original watercolor paintings have been exhibited at Quinsigamond Community College, ArtsWorcester, and in group showings at the Eric Carle Museum of Picturebook Art, Huntington House Museum and the Society of Illustrators.
Nicole spends her days with Davis Advertising in Worcester, MA, as Assistant Art Director.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Nicole has lived in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, where she now resides.
First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby
Lie Detector by Matt Bridger**
The Present by Matt Bridger**
Saturday Plans by Matt Bridger**
The Trebuchet by Matt Bridger**
Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase
In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby
Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha
No Mush Today by Sally Derby
Grandaddy's Season* by Gwen Lavert
Five Loaves and Two Fishes by Julie Stiegemeyer
Waterworks* by Gwen Lavert
Jammin', Rockin', Toe Stompin' on the Rooftop* Gwen Lavert
A Day with Daddy by Nikki Grimes
Lights Out! by Angela Shelf Medearis
Josias, Hold the Book by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren (Americas Award)
Moving Day Surprise by Tina Stohlberg
I'll Fly My Own Plane by Jean Alicia Elster
I'll Do the Right Thing by Jean Alicia Elster
I Have a Dream, Too by Jean Alicia Elster
Just Call Me Joe Joe by Jean Alicia Elster
Fatuma's New Cloth by Leslie Bulion (Children's Africana Book Award -
book is out of print)
*not published in the U.S.
**publication in 2013.
Bank Street College's 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year list - First Peas to the Table
2013 Learning Magazine’s Teachers Choice Award - First Peas to the Table
Selected by the Nebraska Farm Bureau's as the 2012 Children's Agricultural Book of the year for grades K-3 - First Peas to the Table
2011 Growing Good Kids Award - In the Garden with Dr. Carver
2006 Américas Award - Josias, Hold the Book
2006 Growing Good Kids Award - Josias, Hold the Book
2003 Children’s Africana Book Award - Fatuma’s New Cloth
1999 Mary T. Holland Awards - Merit Award for Illustration
Client List:Albert Whitman and Co.
Lee and Low
Moon Mountain Publishing