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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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Painting Skills Lab

by Sandee Ewasiuk
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: painting

This beautiful art book inspires readers to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original paintings. 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 su …

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Mi'kmaw Animals

by Alan Syliboy
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: painting, native canadian

Alan Syliboy, author of The Thundermaker, showcases his vibrant artwork in this new baby board book. Colourful images depicting Canadian animals like moose, whales, and caribou, and more makes this vibrant book a perfect introduction to the Mi’kmaw language. With English and Mi’kmaq translations for the animal names on every page, babies will e …

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A Brush Full of Colour

The World of Ted Harrison

by Margriet Ruurs & Katherine Gibson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: art, post-confederation (1867-), painting

The true story of how a boy's passion for learning saved him from a life in England's coal mines and led him to a career as an internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, famed for his images of Canada's north. Includes full-colour reproductions of Ted Harrison's art and a preface by the artist himself.

Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and w …

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When Emily Carr Met Woo

by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: art, apes, monkeys, etc., painting

Emily Carr is one strange bird. She makes paintings nobody wants, keeps a houseful of animals, and often disappears into the woods in a tiny house on wheels. But even those used to Emily's eccentricities are surprised when she comes home from a trip to buy birdseed with a small, lonely monkey. In Emily's rambunctious household, Woo the monkey is no …

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Picasso

Soul on Fire

illustrated by Rick Jacobson & Laura Fernandez
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: art, painting

Modern art has a language, and when it is learned it opens the door to a lifetime of enjoyment and appreciation. In Picasso: Soul on Fire, Rick Jacobson and Laura Fernandez present more than the story of the painter’s life. By exploring his influences and his creative process, they give young readers the tools with which to understand his work.

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Capturing Joy

The Story of Maud Lewis

by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Mark Lang
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: art, painting, women

Maud Lewis was born into a loving Nova Scotia family who accepted her physical limitations. When her parents died and she was forced to find her own way in the world, she married and set up a modest household in a small cabin. Despite the hardships she faced, she was able to find joy in her life, a joy that she expressed through her art. She painte …

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The Master's Apprentice

illustrated by Rick Jacobson & Laura Fernandez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: painting, history, art

When Marco is sent into apprenticeship with the young master, Michelangelo Buonarroti, much rides on his success. His father has worked very hard as a chemist so that Marco can have a better life, and the boy simply cannot let his family down. Armed with good advice, but more importantly, secret color formulas that his father has taught him, the bo …

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Mr. Gauguin's Heart

by Marie-Danielle Croteau, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: art, painting

Based on a true story, Mr. Gauguin’s Heart is about the birth of imagination and the solace of art. Young Paul Gauguin sailed from Denmark to Peru with his family: his mother, his father, his sister, Marie, and his odd-looking, imaginary orange dog. At first being on the boat was fun; he loved to walk his dog on the ship’s bridge. Then one day, …

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123 I Can Paint!

illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: painting, crafts & hobbies

Illustrated step-by-step painting projects include bustling street scenes, sunny fields of flowers, night skies popping with fireworks and more. Budding artists will proudly say, “I can paint!”

Encouraging play and experimentation with everyday materials and tools, Starting Art unlocks the creative spirit in every young child. This excellent new …