The Genius of Leonardo
By Guido Visconti, illustrated by Bimba Landmann.
Barefoot Books, 2000
The many fascinating quotes in this book from da Vinci’s own writings give incredible insight into the amazing man’s life and work.
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Da Vinci
By Mike Venezia
Children’s Press, 1989
This lighthearted look back into history enables young minds to see Leonardo in a new light.
Giants of Science: Leonardo da Vinci
By Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
From being a lonely child with a seemingly unlimited sense of curiosity, Leonardo grew up to be a famous man who explored and explained things that no one else could.
Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer
By Robert Byrd
This wonderful biography shares all aspects of da Vinci's life, work, and dreams in a style as colorful and dynamic as the Renaissance man himself.
Leonardo da Vinci
By Diane Stanley
With superb artwork and fascinating words, this is a magnificent look at the life, times, art, and science of the Italian Renaissance master.
Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance in World History
By Allison Lassieur
While he was far ahead of his time in much of what he thought and did, da Vinci very much influenced and was influenced by the Renaissance, and this book places his life and work in the context of the world around him.
Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas
By Janis Herbert
Chicago Review Press, 1998
Kids can imagine themselves to be young Leonardos by experimenting with the twenty-one activities in this book, which range from growing herbs to flying kites to creating art.
By Jean Fritz, illustrated by Hudson Talbott
This creatively designed masterpiece of a book presents the widely unknown story of a modern man’s attempt to restore da Vinci’s dream of creating a gigantic horse statue.
What Makes a Leonardo a Leonardo?
By Richard Muhlberger
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994
This book will open your eyes to da Vinci’s creations and explain why they are so special, unique, and loved.
Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci
by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Adam McCauley
The time traveling team of Fred, Joe, and Sam, head to sixteenth-century Italy where they hilariously encounter Leonardo himself.
The Disappearing Bike Shop
By Elvira Woodruff
Holiday House, 2002
While visiting Renaissance Italy, Freckly and Tyler begin to wonder if the unusual bicycle salesman could possibly be Leonardo da Vinci . . . and they might just be right!
The Second Mrs. Giaconda
By R. L. Konigsburg
Simon & Schuster, 1978
Da Vinci’s servant, Salai, tells the tale of how the Mona Lisa came to be in this story set right in Milan.