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.
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.
This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diego's murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect today's culture? Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist. Praise for Diego Rivera
"By establishing a link between modern readers and Rivera and challenging them to "make our own murals," the author makes art both aspiration and action. Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Kids will want to talk about the great painter, and young artists will find inspiration for their own creations." -Booklist
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
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
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
"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.
Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.
A playful picture-book tour of the Swedish alphabet, in which curious characters explore the American Swedish Institute
A is for "Akta dig Look out " And when you do, you'll see the nyckelharpa, or keyed fiddle, that Axel's father made--which followed Axel from Sweden to America. You'll also find Axel, a snappy dresser, with his umbrella and bowler hat. He's one of the inquisitive characters who will accompany you on these pages, guiding you through the twenty-nine letters of the Swedish alphabet. Each letter does something exciting. C is "Cirkulera Go round and round " And for D, "Dansa Dance "
This fun introduction to the Swedish alphabet, a romp from A to Z (and then to to ), is also a delightful tour of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, a cultural center alive with stories past and present. Artifacts from the museum's collection are charmingly rendered in watercolor and animated by whimsical pen-and-ink characters that draw readers from page to page. Tara Sweeney and Nate Christopherson, a mother and son collaborative team, create magical realism in A to Z , their first picture book. Their irreverent curiosity delights and begs a timeless question--how can exploration and discovery help us grow?