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Under the Spell of the Moon

Art for Children from the World's Great Illustrators

by Patricia Aldana
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: country & ethnic, imagination & play, art & architecture

American Library Association Notable Books List selection

In this lavish tribute to the art of children's book illustration thirty-three of the world's most noted illustrators have created original works of art based on a favorite childhood text. They have donated the use of their art exclusively for this book so that a royalty on all sales can be g …

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Discovering Emily

by Jacqueline Pearce
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: canada, art & architecture

Young Emily Carr has no interest in learning to be a lady. She loves animals and the outdoors, and she is beginning to discover that what she loves most of all is drawing and painting. Will she find a way to develop her talent in the straitlaced world of nineteenth-century Victoria, British Columbia? Discovering Emily is the first of two books in a …

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Ish

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: hispanic & latino, self-esteem & self-reliance, art & architecture

A creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right” in this gentle fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book The Dot.

Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.

Drawing is what Ramon does. It's what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless rem …

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The Dot

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

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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The Alchemist's Portrait

by Simon Rose
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, europe, art & architecture

On a school trip to the museum, Matthew has an eerie meeting with Peter Glimmer, who was imprisoned in his own portrait by his uncle, the villainous alchemist, Nicolaas van der Leyden. Peter Glimmer entrusts Matthew with recovering from the past the one thing that can save the world. Encountering magic, mayhem and murder, Matthew ends up in a despe …

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Art Room

by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Pascal Milelli
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: art & architecture, girls & women, canada

Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a great artist of the Northwest Coast. One of the few woman painters of her generation, she has been exhibited with and compared to Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo, two other women artists whose work is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.

The Art Roo …

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The Little Penguin

by A.J. Wood, illustrated by Stephanie Boey
edition: Hardcover
tagged: art & architecture

Embossed and full colour throughout

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Verde, Violeta y Amarillo

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Hélène Desputeaux
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, art & architecture

Brigid really, really loves markers. She convinces her mom to buy a new set of five hundred washable coloring markers, then five hundred coloring markers that smell, then five super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you’re-dead-and-maybe-even-later coloring markers. Which markers do you think she uses when she colors on herself?

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