19 May

Let’s Pray Scripture!

If you can’t find the right words to express yourself in prayer, then Let’s Pray Scripture! is the book for you. Inside, Chaplain Laurel Lafaut includes over 100 scripture-based prayers for use in various situations and circumstances, together with information that will help you to pray with confidence and comfort.

Published by STL Waters Publishing. Cover and page design and layout by Jan Westendorp/Kato Design and Photo.

5.5 × 8.25 inches

266 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9938382-0-0

Available from Red Tuque Books

19 May

Becoming Who You Want to Be

This assignment was for the cloth hardcover, embossed dust jacket, and interior page designs—including tables, graphs, illustrations, and photos in black and white.

“[As a young man] in Hong Kong, Albert Cruz was undisciplined, discouraged, and unmotivated. Determined to change, he embarked on a vigorous quest to take charge of his life. . . . Becoming Who You Want to Be traces Albert’s journey and introduces readers to [his nine simple guidelines and the specific goal-setting] practices that helped him achieve success. After forty years of goal setting, Albert has checked off most items on his wish list, including higher education and financial independence. . . .”

Available at Google Books

19 May

Buster’s Winter Folly

Inspired by a true story about a rescued kitty, Buster’s Winter Folly is a 32-page picture book including sumptuous illustrations by Jeffery Austin Gibson educates children about how to take care of a pet and what they can do in case theirs get lost. A portion of profits from sales of this book is donated to animal rescue shelters.

Find out more by visiting author Kristin Schumacher’s website for Kitty Kompany and Chullie Publications

Available from Amazon

19 May

How I Won the War for the Allies

“Still sassy, Doris Gregory takes us back over seventy years. . . . Although at times the war weighs heavily upon her, Doris’s optimism, enthusiasm, and sense of humour permeate this rollicking adventure story, full of laughter and surprises.”

Illustrating Doris Gregory’s war-time memoir, this book includes, throughout, reproductions of such British war-time ephemera as a ration card, canteen card, and theatre playbill, along with 16 pages of black and white photos.

Available from Ronsdale Press and Amazon

19 May

Other Notable Books

Below you’ll see examples of other book designs by Jan Westendorp at Kato Design and Photo. Some include the cover alone, for others, the brief was to design the interior pages, yet others encompass both the cover and interior designs.

Poems by George Bowering

Book Covers

Cover design by Indalma Creative

Interior page designs for Delta Police: Building on the Past, Focused on the Future

More about Delta Police and their history book celebrating 125 years

Cover design: www.jigsawseattle.com

Interior page designs for Memoria: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers

Published by Fidalgo Books

Available from Amazon

Cover and interior page designs: 5 Secrets to Effective Communication

Available from Soft Skills for Success and Amazon

Cover and interior page designs: Autonomy Mastery and Purpose in the Avalanche Patch

Available at Google Books

First edition cover for What Every Kid Needs and Money Can't Buy
Cover for edition published by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Cover and interior page designs: What Every Kid Needs and Money Can’t Buy