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My Art, My World

by Rita Winkler, with Mark Winkler & Helen Winkler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: special needs, parents, painting

Rita: Do we have any boxes?

Mom: Sure, Why do you need a box?

Rita: My teacher says I have to think outside the box!

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and a dry sense of humor, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she …


I Have the Right to Culture

by Alain Serres, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: social activism & volunteering

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child and I Have the Right to Save My Planet comes this beautifully illustrated third book in the series. 

I Have the Right to Culture explores a child’s right to be curious and to experience all of humanity’s shared knowledge, including music, art, dance …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Making Art from Anything

by Robin Johnson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1

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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