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Count Monet's Lilies by
Call Number: E PB COU BOARDBOOK
Publication Date: 2010-10-05
This beautiful new entry in the series not only introduces children to Impressionism—perhaps the most popular artistic movement of all time--but also offers them fun with numbers. Kids can count fruit in Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples, pat six fancy hats in Degas’’ The Millinery Shop, feel the bumpy bark in Edouard Vuillard’s Two Schoolchildren, and touch blue ribbon bows in Renoir’s The Swing.
Baby Code! Art by
Call Number: E HOR BOARDBOOK
Publication Date: 2018-07-17
How do you explain coding in art to a baby? By showing how it's all around them, and how they can take part in it, of course! By using items in a baby's world, like a camera or a block made from a 3D printer, this charming board book full of bright, colorful illustrations is the perfect introduction to coding in art for babies and their caregivers--and is sure to leave them wanting to learn more!
Artist Ted by
Call Number: E BEA
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
Ted paints his way into trouble—and a new friendship—in this comic adventure. One morning, Ted realizes that his room needs a little pizzazz—and for that he needs an artist. Of course, when Ted can’t find an artist, he becomes one! Ted uses his homemade brush and paints to create a portrait of his mom and spruce up the school hallways…until he accidentally hurts the new student’s feelings. Then, once again, it’s Ted to the rescue as the whole school makes their new friend feel welcome. With crisp, catchy text from a master wordsmith and bright, bold artwork, Artist Ted is a fantastic read-aloud addition to any young artist’s palette.
Swatch: the Girl Who Loved Color by
Call Number: E DEN
Publication Date: 2016-03-15
In a place where color ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and color was her passion. From brave green to in-between gray to rumble-tumble pink . . . Swatch wanted to collect them all. But colors don’t always like to be tamed. . . .This is an exuberant celebration of all the beauty and color that make up our lives.
Perfect Square by
Call Number: E HAL
Publication Date: 2011-03-29
In brilliant, innovative collage artwork, Michael Hall illustrates how a happy square transforms itself after facing one challenge after another. Cut into pieces and poked full of holes? Time to become a burbling fountain! Torn into scraps? Grow into a garden! Day after day, the square reinvents itself, from simple and perfect to complex and perfect . . . and always happy.
Anna at the Art Museum by
Call Number: E HUT
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
Art is for everyone—even a bored little girl. Going to the Art Museum with her mom is no fun at all for Anna. Everything is old and boring and there are so many rules: Don’t Touch! Do Not Enter! Quiet! A vigilant guard keeps a close eye on the energetic little girl, but even so, Anna manages to set off an alarm and almost tip over a vase. A half-open door draws Anna’s attention, but the No Entry sign means yet again that it’s off-limits. This time, however, the guard surprises her by inviting her to go in. Here she finds a “secret workshop” where paintings are being cleaned and repaired. Staring out from one of the canvases is a girl who looks grumpy and bored—just like Anna herself. With the realization that art often imitates life, Anna discovers the sheer joy to be had from the paintings on the wall, especially those that reflect what is happening all around her. Filled with representations of paintings from many world-class galleries, this charming book is the perfect prelude to a child’s first visit to an art museum.
Call Number: E MACD
Publication Date: 2006-04-12
A rhyming tribute to a budding young artist. Children are introduced to the imaginative world of art and how a picture really can be worth a thousand words.
Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment by
Call Number: E PER
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Georgia is a creative girl from a family of artists who wants to be a scientist. She decides she has to create her own unique experiment to truly be a great scientist (the way her family are all great artists). She rebukes her family's advice, thinking science and art have to be mutually exclusive, but after many failed attempts at recreating experiments, she comes to realize that science can be a work of art.
Let's Make Faces by
Call Number: E PIV
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
There are so many faces to discover in our world! All you have to do is look. Is a button just a button? Or is it an eye? That stick of gum sure looks like a mouth. How about some old yarn, unraveled from a scarf—that could be hair. Put all these objects together and you can make a face!
Seen Art? by
Call Number: E SCI
Publication Date: 2005-05-05
It all started when I told my friend Art I would meet him on the corner of Fifth and Fifty-Third. I didn't see him. So I asked a lady walking up the avenue,
"Have you seen Art?"
"MoMA?" asked the lady.
"Uh . . . no, he's just a friend."
"Just down Fifty-Third Street here. In a beautiful new building. You can't miss it."
When this address turns out to be the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, confusion and hilarity ensue. As the narrator continues looking for Art inside MoMA, he is introduced to well-known pieces of art such as Van Gogh's The Starry Night, Matisse's The Red Studio, as well as works by Picasso, Klee, Lichtenstein and others. In a dynamic collaboration that features comical text and playful illustrations alongside full-color reproductions of the artwork, Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith give readers the perfect companion for a visit to MoMA, and an introduction to some of the world's best works of modern art.
Anna's Art Adventure by
Call Number: E SOR
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
On her search for the art museum's bathroom, Anna meets famous artists, becomes part of some of their paintings, and makes her own art.
Art and Max by
Call Number: E WIE
Publication Date: 2010-10-04
Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max’s first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he’s courageous—and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart.
Call Number: E WIN
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
When her mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, her father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. When polio kept her bedridden for nine months, drawing saved her from boredom. When a bus accident left her in unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression - and eventually, her joys and her loves. Over and over again, Frida Kahlo turned the challenges of her life into art. Now Jonah Winter and Ana Juan have drawn on both the art and the life to create a playful, insightful tribute to one of the twentieth century's most influential artists. Viva Frida!
Crayola! the Secrets of the Cool Colors and Hot Hues by
Call Number: EASY NONFICTION SCIENCE
Publication Date: 2018-07-24
Now beginning readers can learn all about the science behind Crayola crayons in this nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read about how colors are selected, how crayons are made, and get a bird’s eye view of the whole cool and hot process! Did you ever wonder how Crayola crayons are made? Or how colors play a role in what we eat or how we feel? Now you can learn all the cool facts about Crayola crayons and become one colorful Science of Fun Stuff Expert! Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! There’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!
The STEAM Team by
Call Number: J 500 BUR
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
This bright and cheery illustrated book for kids ages 5-7 breaks down STEAM subjects, like science and technology, into fun and easily understandable chunks. Join the STEAM Team to unravel the mysteries of the world: Find out how robots work, what a food chain is, where lightning comes from, how lungs allow you to breathe, and much more. The STEAM Team characters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) guide the reader through the book and are always on hand with tips, fun facts, and simple explanations. With pages covering living things, the human body, space, physics, geography, math, engineering, and chemistry, this book is a perfect introduction for kids starting to learn about science at school, or those who are just developing an interest in how the world works.
STEAM Play and Learn by
Call Number: J 507.8 DZI
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
While most preschool-age children are not yet reading, STEAM Play & Learn is meant to be child-driven. The images, illustrations, and projects are meant to appeal to kids of their age and abilities. Let them be the guide as you explore the projects in this book. Topics include symmetry and how light bounces to create reflections with mirror mandalas, diffusion and capillary action with tie dye towels, structural framing and bracing with marshmallow structures, and electrical currents with salty circuits. Other projects include:
Color Mixing Lab
Paper Bag Blocks
Egg Carton Geoboards
Pool Noodle Marble Run
Spin Art Tops
The projects in this book fall into three difficulty levels: Easy projects require parents and teachers to do nothing more than set out the materials and offer a challenge to children. A few of the easy projects will need parents to assemble components in advance of presenting them to kids. Medium projects will require some adult assistance while the project is underway. Children should be able to complete some of the tasks while stopping periodically for an adult to assist in a step. Difficult projects are meant to be adult-led. This is an opportunity for parents to encourage their child to offer problem-solving ideas along the way, giving children a chance to help and make suggestions.
Art and How It Works by
Call Number: J 701.1 KAY
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Art and How It Works takes children on a journey through the history of art, from prehistoric paintings, Impressionism, and abstract art, through to the art of today. This bright and colorful book includes biographies of major artists, such as Fra Angelico and David Hockney, and cuts through the jargon that surrounds the art world to offer a fresh and accessible approach for children. Young readers will begin to notice and explore shapes, colors, patterns, styles, themes, and techniques. By taking a close look at famous paintings and answering the open-ended question prompts dotted throughout the book, kids will discover a new way to see and appreciate the art all around them.
I Spy Shapes in Art by
Call Number: J ARTS 701.8 MIC
Publication Date: 2004-08-10
Each of the fourteen magnificent paintings in this book contains a different shape for you to find. Some are easy to spot, and others are more challenging. But take a closer look -- after you think you've found them all, there are even more shapes to look at and discover. I Spy Shapes in Art features a remarkable variety of artists from around the world, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, and M.C. Escher. This picture book pairs a classic game with timeless art, making it the perfect way to introduce fine art to children.
Art Lab for Kids by
Call Number: J 702.8 SCH
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Art Lab for Kids is a refreshing source of wonderful ideas for creating fine art with children. This step-by-step book offers 52 fun and creative art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist and their unique style. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Grouped by medium, the labs are set up loosely to build skills upon the previous ones; however, you can begin anywhere.
13 Art Movements Children Should Know by
Call Number: J 709 FIN
Publication Date: 2014-12-22
The latest volume in this successful series introduces young readers to major movements in art history--from Romanesque to Pop art. Filled with gorgeous color reproductions and packed with fascinating information, this beautiful book presents a chronological sampling of the world's important artistic styles. Double-page spreads provide a detailed description of each movement, representative illustrations, and a timeline that places the artwork in its historical context. All of these elements are presented in a playful, eye-catching manner that will appeal to a wide range of young readers. The book also features numerous ideas for projects that kids can undertake themselves and offers helpful suggestions for learning more about each style. Children will find hours of fun reading that will equip them with essential knowledge--enhancing and deepening their understanding of art history and inspiring them in their own artistic endeavors.
Name That Style by
Call Number: J 709 RAC
Publication Date: 2008-01-08
In 'Name That Style', art lover Bob Razcka clearly explains the basics of 14 different art styles, spanning the 1430s to the 1970s. Each explanation is paired with a representative work of art, reproduced in a large size.
Modern Art Mayhem by
Call Number: J 709.04 HOD
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
When the director of the local art gallery calls in sick, it’s up to YOU to put everything together in time for the local competition. Do you know enough about modern art to WOW the judges and WIN the competition? Do you know your Warhol from their Weiwei? Will you be able to uncover the mystery of the counterfeit paintings? Make your way through this thrilling adventure, using your art knowledge to decide how the plot unfolds. Complete your mission and become an artistic whizz, A glossary explains tricky words and provides added reference material.
Modern Art Adventures by
Call Number: J 709.04 PIT
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
Modern Art Adventures introduces young artists to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 well-known works of modern art—including Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait with Small Monkey, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Jackson Pollock’s Lavender Mist, and Banksy’s Flower—giving readers inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the each featured piece of art and the projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to comic cut-outs, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child’s natural creative abilities. No prior knowledge of modern art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.
How to Have Fun with Letters by
Call Number: J 745.5 COW
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
All children will be able to improve their drawing skills with Art Smart, our step-by-step art series. Accomplished artists say the key to drawing is how you look at the subject. These books teach children to break down whatever they want to draw into basic geometric shapes like circles, squares, and triangles. Plenty of practice covering a wide range of subjects is provided in each volume. Young children will gain a new sense of satisfaction and confidence in their personal art. Older children, and even adults, will benefit from these very effective, basic techniques.
Art Camp by
Call Number: J 745.5 SCH
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
This exciting new instructional book is self-guided for kids featuring: - 52 expandable art projects that most kids can do on their own! - Repeatable projects with different results each time - Guide-sized format for backpacks and pockets! - Full-color photographs and step-by-step instruction - Skill-building projects that grow confidence - Simple materials - Artists' inspiration - Great for trips, classrooms, homeschoolers, youth groups, and, of course, parents!
The Usborne book of art ideas by
Call Number: J 751 WAT
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Welcome to the wonderful world of art This creative book has fun ideas for all kinds of things - from making your own picture frames to splatter painting techniques Learn all about brushes, papers, what materials work best together for special effects, and more-- Create your own stunning paintings and drawings - just follow the simple, step-by-step instructions and photographs OR use the ideas to create your own projects
123 I Can Paint! by
Call Number: J 751.4 LUX
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Illustrated step-by-step painting projects include bustling street scenes, sunny fields of flowers, night skies popping with fireworks and more. Budding artists will proudly say, I can paint!? Encouraging play and experimentation with everyday materials and tools, Starting Art unlocks the creative spirit in every young child. This excellent new series offers unique clear and inspiring step-by-step illustrated techniques for creating fun and appealing art projects that lead to discovery and a real sense of accomplishment.