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Learning to Carve Argillite

by Sara Florence Davidson & Robert Davidson, illustrated by Janine Gibbons
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
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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Le point de départ

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 100
  • Grade: k to 17
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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Me and Banksy

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: humorous stories, art & architecture, computers

A Banksy-style protest against cameras in classrooms brings a group of middle-grade students together. For fans of Rebecca Stead, Susin Nielsen and Gordon Korman.

Dominica's private school is covered in cameras, and someone is hacking into them and posting embarrassing moments for the whole school to see. Like Ana picking her nose. When Dominica qui …

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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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A Good Day for Ducks

by Jane Whittingham, illustrated by Noel Tuazon
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: weather, ducks, geese, etc., siblings, clothing & dress, art & architecture

 

Rain is falling, and these siblings know just how to enjoy it: raincoats, rubber boots, puddle jumping, swimming ducks, and wiggling worms! A thunderstorm sends the children scrambling for home and a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe it will rain again tomorrow!

From the acclaimed creators of Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is a child-centered celebration of …

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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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Death Drop

by Melanie Jackson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, art & architecture

On his way to baseball practice, Zeke lines up for Vancouver's newest thrill ride: Death Drop, an elevator that falls faster than gravity. The theme of the ride is based on the story of Persephone, who tumbled into the underworld. Zeke tumbles into a frightening situation himself after he discovers a little girl who is lost. He takes her to the Dea …

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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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