Tuesday, February 05, 2013


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.
Bebop Books
Judson Press
Lee and Low
Macmillian McGraw
Moon Mountain Publishing
Pearson Learning
Thomas Nelson