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The Visual Dictionary of Buildings
The Visual Dictionary of Buildings
Hardcover      ISBN: 1564581020

"The Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries differ from the Eyewitness books in that the text is longer and the vocabulary more difficult.... The photographs are outstanding.... The brief text compresses many details into a few sentences, The vocabulary is scholarly...and charts combined with the text give a clear overview of the subject s]". -- RQ

Tell Me a Picture: Adventures in Looking at Art
Tell Me a Picture
Adventures in Looking at Art
School & Library      ISBN: 1847806422

In 2001, Quentin Blake - the first Children's Laureate - chose twenty-six of his favorite paintings for an exhibition at the National Gallery. Very different artworks were chosen, some by fine artists and some by children's illustrators, but they all had one thing in common: a story to tell. The accompanying book urges children to use their imaginations and look for the stories in the pictures. Reissued with a new introduction from the author, Tell Me A Picture will show a new generation the adventures that await in looking at art.

Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
Draw What You See
The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
School & Library      ISBN: 0544104870

Benny Andrews loved to draw. He drew his nine brothers and sisters, and his parents. He drew the red earth of the fields where they all worked, the hot sun that beat down, and the rows and rows of crops. As Benny hauled buckets of water, he made pictures in his head. And he dreamed of a better life--something beyond the segregation, the backbreaking labor, and the limited opportunities of his world. Benny's dreams took him far from the rural Georgia of his childhood. He became one of the most important African American painters of the twentieth century, and he opened doors for other artists of color. His story will inspire budding young artists to work hard and follow their dreams.

The Prehistoric Masters of Literature
The Prehistoric Masters of Literature
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633220982

Discover literary history with a prehistoric twist The dinos of Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature show off Shakespeare, Mark Twin, Jane Austin and more

Deep underground, a mysterious cave filled with stone tablets has been discovered, and researchers are working frantically to translate a treasury of prehistoric literature. In this collection, you'll learn what made the greatest dinosaur writers so very great, uncover the real story behind our modern classics, and be introduced to masterpieces including:

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeareasaurus, a timeless play about forbidden romance.
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontesaurus, the tortured tale of doomed dinosaur love.
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Pterodactyl, a ghoulish poem with a haunting ending.
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twainceratops, the story of a mischievous young dinosaur growing up in the Cretaceous age.
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickensodocus, a prehistoric epic about love, war, and sacrifice.
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austenlovenator, a clever critique of dinosaur manners disguised as a love story.

These tales are sure to become instant Jurassic Classics

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City
A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Hardcover      ISBN: 039519492x

Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives.

Look! I Wrote a Book! (and You Can Too!)
Look! I Wrote a Book! (and You Can Too!)
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399558187
From a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning illustrator comes an utterly hilarious step-by-step guide to writing a book, as told by a child "author."

Want to write a book? Well, the spunky, know-it-all narrator of this side-splitting story can tell you just how to do it. She walks readers through the whole process, from deciding what to write about (like dump trucks or The Olden Days) to writing a story that doesn't put everyone to sleep and getting people to buy your book (tips: be nice, give them cookies, and if all else fails, tie them to a chair). Packed with bestselling author Lloyd-Jones's signature wit and charm, this picture book, with whimsical illustrations by beloved illustrator Layton, delivers an outrageously silly story that is sure to have young readers--and writers --howling with laughter.
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
Ballet for Martha
Making Appalachian Spring
1st Edition    School & Library      ISBN: 1596433388

A picture book about the making of Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring, her most famous dance performance

Martha Graham: trailblazing choreographer

Aaron Copland: distinguished American composer

Isamu Noguchi: artist, sculptor, craftsman

Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created APPALACHIAN SPRING, from its inception through the score's composition to Martha's intense rehearsal process. The authors' collaborator is two-time Sibert Honor winner Brian Floca, whose vivid watercolors bring both the process and the performance to life.

Wrinkles
Wrinkles
by Jr
Hardcover      ISBN: 183866016x

A lyrical, poignant ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world renowned photographer and public artist JR

This first-ever picture book by internationally acclaimed artist-photographer JR allows young readers to consider the lives and stories of the older people around them. Memories, experiences, and emotions are touched on in a welcoming way, creating the perfect conversation-starter between children and their elders. Evocative black-and-white photographs of faces and simple, poignant read-aloud text consider the literal and lyrical meaning of wrinkles, leaving readers of all ages with a well-justified appreciation of aging and natural beauty. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, opening in October 2019.

Discovering Architecture
Discovering Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 1787080293

Who built the first houses? What's the difference between an arch and an architrave? How does a dome stay up? Who invented concrete? Can you build a house from paper? If you want to know more about the buildings around you, this entertaining illustrated guide is a perfect introduction to architecture around the world. From the mud huts of ancient history to today's towering edifices, you can explore iconic buildings and find out more about the people who created them. You'll also discover the development of different building materials, from mud and straw to paper, steel and reinforced concrete.

The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons
The School of Art
Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847807003

Welcome to the School of Art

Here you will learn how to make great art with this fully-illustrated collection of fun and informative lessons. Follow the five professors as they work togetherto deliver 40 demonstrations - each one accompanied by a guided activity for you to try at home - to help you to understand the basics of art and design, including composition, color, line, shape, and perspective.