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Make Your Mark Gallery: A Coloring Book-ish

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: activity books, crafts & hobbies, drawing

Draw. Frame. Share! With pages of possibilities, the creator of The Dot inspires us to make our mark and see where it takes us.

Do you have a crayon or marker ready? Children’s book creator Peter H. Reynolds has motivated kids of all ages, in homes and classrooms, to escape their inner critics and let the artist inside of them out to play. Now, wi …

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Emily Carr

Une artiste dans la forêt

by Lyne Gareau, illustrated by Paul Roux
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: history

Déjà toute petite, Emily Carr désirait devenir artiste, afin de pouvoir capturer et reproduire le mystère et la beauté des forêts anciennes de la Colombie-Britannique. Ce rêve l’a amenée à voyager, à vivre chez les autochtones et à explorer la forêt humide de la côte ouest. De nos jours, Emily Carr est considérée comme l’une des …

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Meet the Group of Seven

by David Wistow; Kelly McKinley & Art Gallery of Ontario
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: painting, cultural heritage, art

In the early twentieth century, a group of Toronto artists became friends. They shared a love of traveling and exploring Canada's landscape. Their paintings were very different from the art of the time, capturing not just how the landscape looked, but how it made the artists feel as well. In 1920, they exhibited their work together for the first ti …

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Bad Boys of Fashion

by Jennifer Croll & Aneta Pacholska
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fashion, boys & men, clothing & dress

A fiercely fabulous look at men’s fashion rule-breakers and icons

Sashay away, ladies: it’s the boys’ turn for the fashion spotlight. From Louis XIV to Kanye West, Jennifer Croll takes us on a tour of daring and different men throughout history who have all used fashion to get what they want. Just as she did in her award-winning Bad Girls of F …

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Making Art from Anything

by Robin Johnson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
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Children will enjoy reading that art can be made from any kind of material, even unusual things such as trash or old bicycle parts.

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Creating Colors

by Robin Johnson
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
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Read all about primary colors, and how they mix together to make secondary colors.

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Counting in Mi'kmaw / Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk

by Loretta Gould
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers, native canadian

One is Ne'wt, for one bear. Two is Ta'pu, for two women making offerings. Counting from one to ten in English and Mi'kmaw, baby is introduced to both the ancestral language of Mi'kmaki and to Mi'kmaw culture and legend, through beautifully rendered illustrations of important animals, like turtle, bear, and beaver, to concepts integral to the Mi'kma …

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A Velocity of Being

Letters to A Young Reader

edited by Maria Popova & Claudia Bedrick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
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ABrain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year 
"An embarrassment of riches." —The New York Times
In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word ha …

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Collage Skills Lab

by Sarah Hodgson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: techniques

This fun art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original works in collage. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects …

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