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Anonymouse

by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Anna Pirolli
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: art & architecture, city & town life

Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces? There is no explanation, only a name: Anonymouse. For fans of Sidewalk Flowers and Art & Max.

Art for the birds.
Art for the ants.
Art for the dogs, cats and raccoons.
Art to make them laugh, make them think, make them feel at home.
But who is cr …

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Outside Art

by Madeline Kloepper
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: art & architecture

Join a curious pack of woodland animals as they try to understand what art is and create their own in this beautiful, playful picture book.

Pine Marten loves watching Human doing peculiar things in its log nest in the woods. One day, she notices Human putting colors on a board using a furry stick. Pine Marten learns from Chickadee that Human is actu …

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Can You Imagine?

illustrated by Wallace Edwards
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: art & architecture, imagination & play, emotions & feelings

 

A stunning, thought-provoking look at where ideas come from.

 

From the mind and paintbrush of one of Canada’s best-loved children’s book creators comes a visually delightful story about ideas, creative expression and mindfulness.

When our hero contemplates his empty canvas, he feels his ideas have run out. Not knowing what to draw, he sets off t …

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Mirror Image

by K.L. Denman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, art & architecture, self-esteem & self-reliance

Sable wears only black and has always felt that doom is near. Lacey wears pink and seeks beauty everywhere. A sadistic art teacher pairs Sable and Lacey together for their final project. The girls have to get to know one another and select a suitable poem for the back of each other's decorative mirror. Sable is less than thrilled at having to spend …

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Anna at the Art Museum

by Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert, illustrated by Lil Crump
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: art & architecture, new experience, imagination & play

Art is for everyone—even a bored little girl.

Going to the Art Museum with her mom is no fun at all for Anna. Everything is old and boring and there are so many rules: Don’t Touch! Do Not Enter! Quiet! A vigilant guard keeps a close eye on the energetic little girl, but even so, Anna manages to set off an alarm and almost tip over a vase.

A half- …

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Imaginary Garden, The

by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: multigenerational, art & architecture

Theodora loved her grandfather's old garden. His new apartment's balcony is too windy and small for a garden. But what appears to be a drawback soon leads to a shared burst of creativity as Theo and her Poppa decide to paint a new garden. As they work side by side --- sowing seeds with brushes and paint --- a masterpiece begins to take shape that t …

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Dessine-moi une équipe!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: baseball & softball, humorous stories, art & architecture

 

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Matthew est toujours en train de dessiner : des couchers de soleil vibrants, des dinosaures violets, des ciels verts et même des oiseaux jaunes! Mais ses parents voudraient vraiment lui enseigner l’importance du travail d’équipe. Alors ils l’inscrivent au baseball, un sport pour lequel Matthew doit apprend …

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Teamwork

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: boys & men, baseball & softball, art & architecture

 

A new laugh-out-loud tale with heart from Canada’s #1 storytelling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko!

 

Matthew’s parents think he should play on a sports team. How will he ever learn about teamwork if all he does is draw pictures all day?

His mom signs him up for baseball. But out on the field, Matthew is too busy looking at stuff to cat …

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Any Questions?

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, art & architecture, imagination & play

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled …

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