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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.

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.

A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute
A to Zåäö
Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute
Hardcover      ISBN: 1517907888

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?

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.

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.

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.
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.

Building a House
Building a House
Paperback      ISBN: 0688093566

Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and My Car, builds a house, step by step, right before your eyes

A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through brilliantly simple words and pictures a house is built.

You can almost do it yourself by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture . . . With independently interesting pictures and a definite, sunny personality, a very fine piece of work indeed.--Kirkus Reviews

Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association

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