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The Dot

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: art & architecture, asian american, self-esteem & self-reliance

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of h …

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Nature is an Artist

by Jennifer Lavallee, illustrated by Natalia Colombo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: environment, imagination & play, art & architecture, interactive adventures

For kids who love to draw and create, this captivating picture book fosters an appreciation for nature and features craft ideas to inspire young artists.

Kids will be inspired to create: 

  • Fingerprint bumblebees
  • Sculptures made of sand
  • Rainbow colored jars
  • And more! 

Nature is an Artist explores different art forms that kids can find in the na …

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My Forest Is Green

by Darren Lebeuf, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: seasons, art & architecture, environment

With art supplies in tow, a young boy explores the urban forest near his home, then interprets what he sees with his art. The boy is a keen observer who uses poetic, rhythmic language to describe the diversity he finds through all four seasons. His forest is both “fluffy” and “prickly,” “dense” and “sparse,” “crispy” and “soft …

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Les ratés

by Tania Baladi, illustrated by Mathieu Potvin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, art & architecture

Simone a beaucoup de talent en dessin. Mais elle veut faire des dessins parfaits. Rien de moins. Auprès d’un artiste, elle apprend à faire confiance à son instinct et à regarder d’une nouvelle façon.

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Le jardinier de la nuit

illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: birds, mysteries & detective stories, art & architecture

 

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L’album s’ouvre sur une illustration monochrome qui dépeint l’atmosphère d’une ville semblable à tant d’autres. Ses habitants sont loin de se douter que le geste d’un seul homme est sur le point de changer leur vie. Cet homme est un artiste qui, à la faveur de la nuit et secrètement, crée avec le …

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Learning to Carve Argillite

by Sara Florence Davidson & Robert Davidson, illustrated by Janine Gibbons
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, art & architecture, multigenerational, school & education

Based on Haida artist Robert Davidson's own childhood experiences, this beautiful story highlights learning through observation, as well as the role of Elders in sharing knowledge and mentorship.

Learning to carve is a lifelong journey. With the help of his father and grandfather, a boy on Haida Gwaii practises to become a skillful carver. As he car …

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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

 

Where do ideas come from? Everywhere!

 

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, a pig, stares at his empty canvas, he feels like he doesn’t have any new ideas. So he sets off to find inspiration. Does …

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Sur ma route…

illustrated by Wallace Edwards
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: art & architecture, emotions & feelings, imagination & play

 

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Un petit cochon contemple la toile vierge posée sur un chevalet devant lui. Il a perdu l’inspiration. Ne sachant pas quoi dessiner, il part à la recherche d’une nouvelle idée. Un voyage fantastique mettant tous ses sens en éveil le conduit dans des contrées fascinantes, à la fois familières et surnature …

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Le point de départ

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: k to 12
tagged: art & architecture, imagination & play, new experience

 

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Avez-vous déjà pensé que vous n’étiez pas capable de faire quelque chose? Que c’était trop difficile, titanesque et que vous n’étiez tout simplement pas à la hauteur? C’est exactement ce que ressent Vashti, un jour, alors qu’elle est en classe d’art. À la fin du cours, une page blanche repose s …

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