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Linnea in Monet's Garden
Linnea in Monet's Garden
Hardcover      ISBN: 9129583144

Linnea travels to Paris with Mr. Bloom and visits the home and garden of Claude Monet, the French impressionist painter

Can You Find It?
Can You Find It?
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810932792

Hidden away in each of the paintings that make up this children's book are a number of features. Whether the reader is searching for a set of pink shoes or a chair in the air this is a terrific way to learn to appreciate art.

The Big Book of Monsters: The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature
The Big Book of Monsters
The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature
Hardcover      ISBN: 152350711x
Meet the monsters in this who's who of the baddest of the bad

Like those supernatural beasts everyone knows and fears--the bloodsucking vampire, Count Dracula, and that eight-foot-tall mash-up of corpses, Frankenstein's Monster. Or that scariest of mummies, Cheops, who scientists revived after 4,700 years--big mistake Or more horrifying yet, the Horla, an invisible, havoc-wreaking creature that herds humans like cattle and feeds of their souls.

Drawn from the pages of classic books and tales as old as time, this frightfully exciting collection features 25 of the creepiest creatures ever imagined, from witches and werewolves to dragons and ghosts. Every monster is brought to life in a full-size full-color portrait that captures the essence of the beast, and in lively text that recounts the monster's spine-tingling story. With sidebars that explore the history and the genre of each sourcebook, The Big Book of Monsters is an exciting introduction to literature and language arts.
Firebird
Firebird
School & Library      ISBN: 0399166157

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere.
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.

Castle
Castle
Paperback      ISBN: 0395329205
A 1978 Caldecott Honor Book

The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
Modern Art Mayhem: Create Your Own Adventure and Save the Gallery from Disaster!
Modern Art Mayhem
Create Your Own Adventure and Save the Gallery from Disaster!
Paperback      ISBN: 1682970388

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.

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet
Danza!
Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet
School & Library      ISBN: 1419725327

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hern ndez, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folkl rico de M xico.

As a child, Amalia Hern ndez saw a pair of dancers in the town square. The way they stomped and swayed to the rhythm of the beat inspired her. She knew one day she would become a dancer.

Amalia studied ballet and modern dance under the direction of skilled teachers who had performed in world-renowned dance companies. But she never forgot the folk dance she had seen years earlier. She began traveling through the Mexican countryside, witnessing the dances of many regions, and she used her knowledge of ballet and modern dance to adapt the traditional dances to the stage. She founded her own dance company, a group that became known as el Ballet Folkl rico de M xico.

Using his signature illustration style, inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hern ndez and the formation of the Folkloric Ballet, one of the most famous and successful dance companies in the world.
Little Leonardo's Fascinating World Art
Little Leonardo's Fascinating World Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423648730

Beyond a STEM book for kids, this is an introductory primer to learn about the "A" in "STEAM" The Arts.

Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of the Arts is a great way to encourage kids' interests in all manner of artistic pursuits that they might aspire to. With a STEAM education, students receive a broader range of knowledge. This volume introduces children to the many different types of creative fields in the arts--including drawing and painting, music and dance, writing, design, architecture, and photography.

  • A STEAM book for kids 4-8
  • Grade level preschool-3
  • Overview of the field of art
  • Non-fiction picture book
  • 24 fully color illustrated pages

      This series of books featuring illustrations by popular artist Greg Paprocki is the perfect way to encourage your brilliant child's interest in all facets of the educational STEAM curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Every child will be enticed by the fun and surprising details revealed in Paprocki's cool and colorful artwork on every page.

      Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

      Bob Cooper has been an editor for more than 20 years, working with everything from comic books to legal briefs. He lives near Salt Lake City.

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
Fallingwater
The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
School & Library      ISBN: 1596437189

In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune plays differently in each of its sunlight-dappled rooms; the structure itself blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous research and unbounded imagination, designed by the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

This book guides young readers through Wright's process designing Fallingwater, from his initial inspirations to the home's breathtaking culmination. It is a exploration of a man, of dreams, and of the creative process; a celebration of potential. Graceful prose and rich, dynamic illustrations breathe life into the story of Frank and Fallingwater, a man and home utterly unlike any other.

A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2017 Blue Ribbon Book
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