This one by Peter Sis has really interesting illustrations. They are full of details and symbolism that compliments the story of Columbus' life. Sis writes in the beginning that he was inspired to make this book because he grew up behind the Iron Curtain and he liked the idea that the "wall" of fear didn't hold Columbus back.
Another wonderful feature of this book is the page that provides some thought provoking questions about the pictures and why they were drawn the way they were.
I have one husband, three children, two cats and a house full of too many books to count. I love to read, ride my bike, bake, develop my own photographs, and I've been known to neglect all housework to play with my kids.