Marguerite Makes a Book - Bruce Robertson, Kathryn Hewitt
It is the 15th century in Paris and Marguerite is Jacques the Painter's daughter. Jacques is one of the oldest and most famous book painters in all of Paris, but his health is failing. His livelihood and reputation are at stake as he struggles to complete a prayer book for a wealthy patron. Fortunately Marguerite is more than happy to lend a hand. The reader gets to follow Marguerite as she gathers the materials she needs, mixes the paints and, finally, puts brush to paper.

This is a really lovely book to introduce children to the history and art of handmade books. Not only is the story fun and engaging, but the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous - perfectly in tune with the subject matter. Highly recommended!