Children's Art/Architecture
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Ballerina Dreams: A True Story
Ballerina Dreams
A True Story
School & Library      ISBN: 0312370296
A true story of love, hope, and courage follows five little girls from Bayside, Queens who wanted to be ballerinas and did not let physical disabilities, or crutches, or wheelchairs, or walkers, get in the way of their dreams. 75,000 first printing.
Modern Art Mayhem
Modern Art Mayhem
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.
My First Orchestra Book
My First Orchestra Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1843797704
An original, colorful, and lively approach to learning about music. Follows the huge success of My First Classical Music Book and Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra! from Naxos. Thirty-seven classical music tracks are on the included CD. Every instrument is featured, with clear audio examples. Includes 60 beautifully illustrated pages that children will love.
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
Looks at the life of the artist Benny Andrews illustrated with his original paintings, from his childhood and youth in rural Georgia, through his studies in Chicago and his activism and artistic success in New York City.
Music
Music
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0753465957
Uses cartoon-style characters to explain basic concepts in music, discussing the basic characteristics of music, musical notation, musical instruments, and styles of music.
The Prehistoric Masters of Literature
The Prehistoric Masters of Literature
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633220982
Read classic literature from the eyes of the dinosaurs, and learn about the literary greats through humorous, prehistoric mashups and fun, dinosaur-themed facts. Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature mixes prehistoric dinosaur humor with some of the great names of literary history to teach the classics in a fun and inviting way for children of all ages. The first book in a new series,The Prehistoric Masters of Literature, features an assortment of well-known, classic authors, such as the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare, all under the guise of favorite dinosaur mashups (i.e. the "Brontesaurus" sisters).The Prehistoric Masters of Literature features a brief "dino" biography of each author, with real facts intertwined and modified to fit with the prehistoric theme. Each biographical spread also includes a short mini book of one of the author's classic novels, glued into the last pages. For instance, an abridged version of Wuthering Swamp Heightsis included alongside the Brontesaurus sisters' biography. With the timeless popularity of dinosaur subjects for children, this new series is sure to engage and delight, as well as teach children about famous figures in history.
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop
The Roots of Rap
16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop
School & Library      ISBN: 1499804113
Introduces young music enthusiasts to the evolution of rap music from the folktales, spirituals, art and poetry of black culture, exploring through vibrant illustrations and rhythmic text how hip-hop has become a universal language. By the award-winning author of Becoming Billie Holiday and the illustrator of Jazzy Miz Mozetta. 50,000 first printing.
Building a House
Building a House
Paperback      ISBN: 0688093566
Brief text and illustrations describe the steps in building a house
Leonardo Da Vinci in 30 Seconds
Leonardo Da Vinci in 30 Seconds
Paperback      ISBN: 1782405321
Children will learn about the life of the original Renaissance man, and will discover how da Vincis influence, from his masterpiece paintings to his innovative inventions, has shaped art and culture in the modern world. Each spread in Leonardo da Vinci in 30 Second presented in a neat, 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and full-page, colorful illustration. Active missions support the topics and encourage kids to find out more. With stunning artwork, the attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, introducing readers aged from 8 up to the legacy of a genius.
The School of Art
The School of Art
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.