Illus., Henri Matisse, Henry Holt, A.R. Schaefer, Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists, Van Gogh, Young Children, Houghton Mifflin, The Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh, L. Micklethwait, Bill Haley, L. Levine, works of William Shakespeare, Perfect Harmony, Simon Rodia, Classic Ballets, Symphony Orchestra, The Buffalo Nickel, E. Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson, American sculptor, C.R. Smith Jr., B. Koscielniak, Alexander Calder, instruments of the orchestra, B. Christensen, Boys Choir of Harlem, M. Cartlidge, Hans Christian Andersen, The Photographs, Splish Splash, John Archambault, Journal Young Children, Drama/Theater, Little Brown, Oxford University Press, Greenwillow, B. Martin Jr., Drama School, poet Langston Hughes, A. Lobel, Click! A Book about Cameras and Taking Pictures, B. Granstrom, musical inspiration, Grandma Tutu, Richard Samuel Roberts, Langston Hughes, M. Manning, R.P. Davidson, Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, Children's Press, B. Raczka, Willy's Pictures, classic paintings, Charlie Parker, famous portraits, S. Bober, Creative Arts About Painters, Creative Arts Books for Young Children, Pigasso Met Mootisse, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, C. Delafosse, First Discovery Art, Pablo Picasso, T. Ross, L. Hoban, Josephine Carroll Smith, Discovery Art, famous paintings, The Art of Eric Carle, Frida Kahlo, Jacob Lawrence, Renaissance paintings, Salvador Dali, Picasso, E. Greenfield, Woody Guthrie, Ella Fitzgerald, E. Carle, Sandi Collins, impressionist paintings, Creative Arts, Adventures in Art, Mexican painter, Harriet Tubman, T. dePaola, B. Le Tord, Diego Rivera, C. Lomas Garza, Buddy Holly
Books for Young children
about the Creative Arts
About Painters and Other Artists The Art Lesson. T. dePaola. 1997. Puffin reprint. An autobiographical exercise for the child with a single-minded interest or special talent. Ages 48. The Art of Eric Carle. E. Carle. 2002. Philomel. A journey into the creative mind of a children's book illustrator. Ages 48. A Bird or 2: A Story about Henri Matisse
. B. Le Tord. 1999. Eerdmans. Depicts Matisse painting with bright, bold colors. Ages 48. Camille and The Sunflowers: A Story about Vincent Van Gogh
. L. Anholt. 1994. Barrons Juveniles. A young boy and his family befriend a lonely stranger and admire his unusual paintings. Based on true story. Ages 48. A Child's Book of Art: Great Pictures, First Words. L. Micklethwait. 1993. DK Publishing. Themes place artworks in contexts familiar to children (family, pets, colors, opposites, work, and play). Simple words and short phrases accompany each painting. Ages 48. David's Drawings. C. Falwell. 2001. Lee & Low. A shy African American
boy makes friends with his classmates by drawing a picture of a tree. Ages 48. DaVinci. M. Venezia. 1989. (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series.) Children's Press. Traces the life of the artist whose knowledge of nature made his paintings seem alive. Ages 48. Diego Rivera (Life and work of . . . ). A.R. Schaefer. 2003. Heinemann. A look at the life and work of the twentiethcentury Mexican painter. Ages 48. Dinner at Magritte's. M. Garland. 1995. Dutton. A young boy escapes from boredom to the neighbors' house where he is introduced to the worlds of Salvador Dali and other surrealist artists. Ages 48. Sandi Collins is associate production coordinator for Young Children.
Compiled by Sandi Collins Dreaming pictures. J. von Schemm. 1997. Children's Book Press. (Adventures in Art series.) Prestel. Explores the paintings of artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) and his dream world. Ages 48. Family pictures/Cuadros de familia. C. Lomas Garza. 1990. A series of paintings of the author's childhood in Texas near the Mexican border is narrated in English and Spanish. Ages 48. Frida. J. Winter. Illus., A. Juan. 2002. Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Press. An exploration of the work of twentieth century artist Frida Kahlo. Ages 48. Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself. M. Frith. Illus., T. dePaolo. 2003. Grosset & Dunlap
. An introduction to the avant-garde Mexican painter, told from the viewpoint of a girl doing a report. Ages 48. Grandma Moses (Life and work of . . . ). A.R. Schaefer. 2003. Heinemann. Examines the life and work of the twentieth-century American folk painter. Ages 48. Harold and the Purple Crayon. C. Johnson. 1981. 50th anniversary ed. HarperCollins. A small boy goes for a walk--crayon in hand--and draws himself some wonderful adventures. Ages 48. Harriet and the Promised Land. J. Lawrence. 1997. Aladdin reprint. This tribute to Harriet Tubman
introduces the work of African American art
ist Jacob Lawrence (19172000). Ages 48. Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. J. O'Connor. Illus., J. Hartland. 2002. (Smart about Art series.) Grosset & Dunlap. Done in the style of a grade-school report, the book covers
the Fauve movement and Matisse's shift from painting to cut-paper collage. Ages 48. I Can Draw a Weeposaur and Other Dinosaurs. E. Greenfield. Illus., J.S. Gilchrist. 2001. Greenwillow. Poems depict a young girl drawing the sleeposaurus and other imaginary dinosaurs. Ages 48.
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I Spy an Alphabet in Art. L. Micklethwait. 1992. Greenwillow. Readers interact with 26 classic paintings that pair the I Spy game with the timeless works of art. Ages 48. In the Garden with Van Gogh. J. Merberg. Illus., S. Bober. 2002. Chronicle. Van Gogh's sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits are paired with playful rhyming text. Ages infantpreschool. Katie and the Mona Lisa. J. Mayhew. 1999. Orchard. At the art museum, Katie steps into the famous painting where she and Mona Lisa meet characters from four other wellknown Renaissance paintings. Ages 48. Katie and The Sunflowers. J. Mayhew. 2001. Orchard. Katie steps in and out of five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cezanne. Ages 48. Katie Meets the Impressionists. J. Mayhew. 1999. Orchard. Katie climbs into five impressionist paintings. Ages 48. Landscapes. C. Delafosse. Illus., T. Ross. 1996. (First Discovery Art series.) Scholastic. Die-cut pages, interactive transparent overlays, and factual text help introduce the paintings of landscape masters. Ages 48. The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. T. dePaola. 1996. Puffin reprint. The tale of how the Indian paintbrush, the state flower of Wyoming, first bloomed and how a young Indian dreamed of creating a painting that captures the beauty of a sunset. Ages 48. Liang and the Magic Paintbrush. Demi. 1988. Henry Holt. A Chinese folktale in which a beggar boy's wit and art help him thwart a greedy emperor's plan. Ages 48. A Magical Day with Matisse. J. Merberg. Illus., S. Bober. 2002. Chronicle. Music, color, bobbing sailboats, tickled toes, and rhyming text. Ages infantpreschool. Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Marianthe's Story: Spoken Memories. Aliki. 1998. Greenwillow. Two stories based on the author/illustrator's childhood experiences. Although Mari starts school knowing no one and unable to speak or understand the language, she expresses herself and her feelings through art. Ages 48. Mary Cassatt
: Family Pictures. J. O'Connor. Illus., J. Kalis. 2003. (Smart about Art series.) Grosset & Dunlap. The life and the work of the American Impressionist painter, as told from a child's point of view. Ages 48. Masterpiece of the Month. J. Thomas. Illus., B. Apodaca and T. Wright. 1998. Teacher Created Materials. Explores artistic concepts through great works of art and followup activities. Michelangelo. M. Venezia. 1992. (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series.) Children's Press. Describes the life and art of the Italian Renaissance painter/ sculptor. Ages 48. My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter. J. Winter. 1998. Silver Whistle. Evokes the uniqueness of
American painter Georgia O'Keeffe, starting with her views of the world as a child and following her dreams throughout life. Ages 48. No Good in Art. M. Cohen. Illus., L. Hoban. Greenwillow. A first-grader is convinced he can't draw, but when encouraged, demonstrates he can. Ages 48. No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist. B. Raczka. 2001. Millbrook. Looks at individual modern painters and the special way in which we all see the world. Ages 48. Paintings. C. Delafosse. Illus., T. Ross. 1996. (First Discovery Art series.) Scholastic. Presents famous paintings from around the world, using die-cut and transparent pages. Ages 48. Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail: A Story about Pablo Picasso. L. Anholt. 1998. Barrons Juveniles. Shy Sylvette gradually begins to gain self-confidence during the summer she models for the renowned artist. Ages 48. A Picnic with Monet. J. Merberg. Illus., S. Bober. 2003. Chronicle. Claude Monet's light-filled paintings take children on a picnic in the countryside. Ages infantpreschool. Pictures for Miss Josie. S. Belton. Illus., B. Andrews. The story of Josephine Carroll Smith (Miss Josie) and a young artist who became one of her friends. Ages 48. Portraits. C. Delafosse. Illus., T. Ross. 1995. (First Discovery Art series.) Scholastic. Introduces famous portraits through interactive overlays and die-cut pages. Ages 48. The Starry Night. N. Waldman. 1999. Boyds Mills. A boy and Vincent Van Gogh embark on a tour of the museum. When the artist's painting disappears, the boy is inspired to create his own copy of it. Ages 48. Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars. J. Holub. Illus., B. Bucks. 2001. (Smart about Art series.) Grossett & Dunlap. Explores the ups and downs of Van Gogh's life and art, pairing funny cartoons with reproductions of classic paintings. Ages 48. What Is an Artist? B. Lehn. Photog., C. Krauss. 2002. Millbrook. Ages 47. Explains what artists do and shows children engaged in those activities. When Pigasso Met Mootisse. N. Laden. 1998. Chronicle. When conflicts arise, a talented pig and his artistic bull neighbor build fences that ultimately become modern art masterpieces. Includes biographies of real-life artists Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Ages 48. Willy's Pictures. A. Browne. 2000. Candlewick. Willy the chimp paints pictures that are tributes to art masterpieces. Ages 48. The Year with Grandma Moses. W. Nikola-Lisa. and G. Moses. 2000. Henry Holt. A collection of paintings and memoirs by the folk artist describing the seasons and related activities in rural upstate New York. Ages 48.
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Music Ah, Music! Aliki. 2003. HarperCollins. Aliki shares her insight about music and its themes and variations. Ages 5 and up. Aпda. L. Price. Illus., L. & D. Dillon. 1990. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Leontyne Price retells the famous opera about the beautiful princess of Ethiopia. Ages 48. Animal Orchestra. I. Orleans. Illus., T. Gergely. 2001. Golden Books reprint. A rhyming story about an animal orchestra and its hippo conductor. Ages infantpreschool. Carnival of the Animals: classical music
for Kids (with CD.) C. Saint-Saens, with B.C. Turner. Illus., S. Williams. 1999. Henry Holt. A musical joke by composer Camille Saint-Saлns, the Carnival of the Animals. introduces classical music through whimsical illustration, text, and melodies. Ages 48. Charlie Parker
Played Be Bop. C. Raschka. 1992. Orchard. A picture book
about legendary jazzman Charlie Parker (1920-1955) and his cat. Ages 48. Hip Cat. J. London. Illus., W. Hubbard. 1996. Chronicle. A naive saxophone-playing cat journeys to San Francisco to live his dream of being a jazz musician. Ages 48. The Jazz Fly (with CD). M. Gollub. Illus., K. Hanke. 2000. Tortuga. While seeking directions to town, a fly picks up the rhythm of the answers he gets from a frog, a hog, a donkey, and a dog and then uses the sounds to jazz up his band's music. Ages 48. John Coltrane's Giant Steps. C. Raschka. 2002. Atheneum. A visual deconstruction of the jazz saxophonist's composition. Ages 48. M Is for Music. K. Krull. Illus., S. Innerst. Harcourt. Playful text introduces the world of music. Ages 48. Max Found Two Sticks. B. Pinkney. 1997. Aladdin. Max doesn't feel like talking, but he responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans, echoing the city sounds around him. Ages 48. Meet the Orchestra. A. Hayes. Illus., K. Thompson. 1995. Voyager. Poetic descriptions and illustrations portray the sounds and imagery of the orchestra. Ages 48. Music, Music for Everyone. B.B. Williams. 1992. Greenwillow. Rosa plays her accordion with her friends in the Oak Street Band and earns money to help with expenses while her grandmother is sick. Ages 48. Musical Instruments from A to Z. B. Kalman. 1997. (AlphaBasiCs series.) Crabtree. A broad assortment of instruments and their history are introduced through a question-and-answer format. Ages 48. My Family Plays Music. J. Cox. Illus., E. Brown. 2003. Holiday House
. A picture book that explores 10 different types of music through the eyes and ears of a young African American. Ages 48.
Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem. C.R. Smith Jr. 2002. Hyperion. Playful poems for musical inspiration. Ages 48. Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll. H. GeorgeWarren. Illus., L. Levine. 2004. Sandpiper. Ages 48. Presents illustrations and descriptions of early rockand-rollers, such as Bill Haley and Buddy Holly. The Story of the Incredible Orchestra: An Introduction to Musical Instruments and the symphony orchestra
. B. Koscielniak. 2000. Houghton Mifflin. A look at the history of the orchestra and its instruments. Ages 48. A Tisket, A Tasket. E. Fitzgerald. Illus., O. Eitan. 2003. Philomel. A picture book rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's (1917 1996) musical reworking of the nursery song. Ages 48. What Instrument Is This? R. Hausherr. 1992. Scholastic. Ages 38. Photos introduce children to 18 instruments of the orchestra. When Marian Sang: True Recital of Marian Anderson. P.M. Ryan. Illus., B. Selznick. 2002. Scholastic. A tribute to the gifted singer who broke racial barriers to become a world-renowned performer. Ages 48. Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People. B. Christensen. 2001. Knopf. A biography of folk legend Woody Guthrie and a Social History
of the challenging times he lived in. Ages 48. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin. L. Moss. Illus., M. Priceman. 1995. Simon & Schuster. A counting book that introduces the orchestra through rhyme and artwork. Ages 48. Sculpture/Architecture Alexander Calder
(Life and Work of...). A.R. Schaefer. 2003. Heinemann. Examines the life and work of the twentieth-century American sculptor. Ages 48. The Buffalo Nickel. T. Morrison. 2002. Houghton Mifflin. Depicts the history and making of the buffalo nickel through the story of its creator, American sculptor James Fraser. Ages 48. Dream Carver. D. Cohn. Illus., A. Cordova. 2002. Chronicle. Tells of Mateo, a young woodcarver who bravely breaks with a generations-old artistic tradition. Inspired by the life of Oaxacan carver Manual Jimenez. Ages 48. Gugu's House. C. Stock. 2001. Clarion. Ages 58. In Zimbabwe, Kukamba visits her grandmother, Gugu, who paints and creates clay sculptures. When the art pieces are destroyed by longawaited rains, Gugu shows her granddaughter the beauty that nature has created.
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Henry Moore: From Bones and Stones to Sketches and Sculptures. J.M. Gardner. 1993. Simon & Schuster. An exploration of the British sculptor's creative process
as he progresses from sketch to model to monument. Ages 48. Maya Lin. A. Stone. 2003. Raintree. Presents the life of the young architect-sculptor who designed the Vietnam War Memorial. Ages 48. The Wonderful Towers of Watts. P. Zelver. Illus., F. Lessac. 1994. William Morrow. Describes how Simon Rodia, an Italian immigrant with no art or architectural training, created three tower masterpieces in his inner-city Los Angeles backyard. Ages 48. Dance Baby Dance. A. Taylor. Illus., M. van Heerden. 1999. HarperFestival. A playful poem with father and child dancing across the pages. Ages infantpreschool. Baby Danced the Polka. K. Beaumont. Illus., J. Plecas. 2004. Dial. Ages 48. Barnyard Dance. B. Boynton. 1993. Workman. Singing and dancing farm animals. Ages infantpreschool. Dance Me a Story: Twelve Tales from the Classic Ballets. J. Rosenberg. 1993. Hudson. Retells 12 ballets as fairy tales. Ages 48. Dancing with Degas. J. Merberg. Illus., S. Bober. 2003. Chronicle. Toe shoes, tutus, and elegant ballerinas shown in the works of Edward Degas. Ages infantpreschool. Giraffes Can't Dance. G. Andreae., Illus., G. Parker-Rees. 2002. Orchard. A rhyming tale of inclusion for those who march to the beat of a different cricket. Ages infantpreschool. The Little Ballerina. H.L. Ross. 1996. Random House
. A dancer practices the five basic positions, works at the barre, and struggles to do a perfect pirouette while preparing for a recital performance. Ages 48. Maria Tallchief, Prima Ballerina. V. Browne. 1995. Modern. Tells the story of the Native American
who danced to fame with the New York City
Ballet. Ages 48. My Mama Had a Dancing Heart. L.M. Gray. Illus., R. Colon. 1996. Orchard. Recounts the memories of a ballet dancer
whose mother celebrated the wonders of the natural world through dance. Ages infantpreschool. On Your Toes: A Ballet ABC. R. Isadora. 2003. Greenwillow. A diverse group of girls and boys prance and pose through the alphabet, demonstrating the grace, drama, and dedication required for ballet. Ages 48. Rap A Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! L. Dillon. and D. Dillon. 2002. Blue Sky Press. A tribute, in the style of Harlem Renaissance art
ist Aaron Douglas, to African American tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949), who "danced in the street" and "made art with his feet." Ages 48.
Drama/Theater All the World's a Stage. R.P. Davidson. Illus. A. Lobel. 2003. Greenwillow. Applauds inspiration, creation, story, and the world and works of William Shakespeare
. Ages 48. Drama School. M. Manning. Illus., B. Granstrom. 1999. Larousse Kingfisher Chambers. Write a script, learn to act, build a stage set, shoot a movie. An introduction to the basics of theater and film. Ages 48. Mouse Theater. M. Cartlidge. 1992. Dutton. A lift-the-flap book follows a troupe of theater mice staging plays from town to town. Ages infantpreschool. Theater Magic: Behind the Scenes at a Children's Theater. C.W. Bellville. 1986. Carolrhoda. Photographic essay on an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale," describing how the play is planned, designed, cast, and rehearsed. Ages 48. The Year I Didn't Go To School. G. Potter. 2002. Atheneum. The author tells of touring Italy, at the age of seven, with her family's tiny theater company. Ages 48 Textiles Luka's Quilt. G. Guback. 1994. Greenwillow. Grandma Tutu is hurt when Luka is disappointed with the traditional Hawaiian quilt that Tutu made for her. All ends well though. Ages 48. Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts. A.G. Hines. 2001. Greenwillow. Nineteen handmade designs are paired with an original poem about the seasons of the year. Ages 48. Photography All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts. D. Johnson. 1998. Henry Holt. The pride, joy, and strength of a bustling community reflected in the photographs of an African American artist Ages 4up. Click! A Book about Cameras and Taking Pictures. G. Gibbons. 1997. Little Brown. Introduction to the art of photography. Ages 48. My First Photography Book. D. King. 1994. DK Publishing. Advice to help young children take exciting photographs with a simple fixed focus or disposable camera. Suggested at-home projects using developed prints. Ages 48.
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Poetry Bow Wow Meow Meow. D. Florian. Twenty-one poems about favorite animal friends. Ages 48. A Box of Animal Crackers. J. Dyer. A set of three board books filled with pictures, poems, and lullabies. Ages 9 months3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. B. Martin Jr., John Archambault. 1991. Little Simon. Ages 48. Frederick. L. Lionni. 1967. Knopf. A day-dreaming poet mouse stores up something special for the long cold winter. Ages 48. Hand Rhymes. M. Brown. Finger plays and rhymes in the tradition of Itsy Bitsy Spider. Ages infant5. Splish Splash. J.B. Graham. Illus., S.M. Scott. 2001. Houghton Mifflin. Pool poetry. Ages 48. The Sweet and Sour Animal Book. L. Hughes. Illus., Harlem School of the Arts. 1997. Oxford University
Press. Langston Hughes
portrays the alphabet and the animal world with 26 new poems. Ages 48. Touch the Poem. A. Adoff. Illus., L. Desimini. 2000. Blue Sky Press. Poems and paintings that reflect on the five senses. Ages 48. Visiting Langston. W. Perdomo. Illus., B. Collier. 2002. Henry Holt. A rhythmic tale of a visit by a budding young poet and her father to the Harlem house where poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967) lived. Ages 48. Pottery Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters. R. Swentzell. Photo., B. Steen. 1993. First Avenue. Tells of an Indian family in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico
, who follow the ages-old pottery traditions of the Tewa people. Ages 7 and up. The Pot That Juan Built. N. AndrewsGoebel. Illus., D. Diaz. 2002. Lee & Low. Story of Juan Quezada, master Mexican potter who created a folk art community
in his small town. Ages 48.
When Clay Sings. B. Baylor. Illus., T. Bahti. 1987. Aladdin. Retraces the life of prehistoric southwest Indian Tribes
in the designs of their pottery. Ages 48. Museums Art Dog. T. Hurd. 1996. HarperCollins. When the Mona Woofa is stolen from the Dogopolis Museum of Art, a mysterious character tracks down and captures the thieves. Ages 48. Museum ABC. Metropolitian Museum of Art. 2002. Little Brown. An alphabet picture book that introduces more than 100 works of art from the museum's collection. Ages 48. You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum. J.P. Weitzman. Illus., R.P. Glasser. 1998. Dial. Chaos ensues when a girl's balloon gets loose in New York City as she and her grandmother visit the museum. Reproductions of famous artworks reflect the balloon's adventures. Ages 48. You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts. J.P. Weitzman. Illus., R.P. Glasser. 2002. Dial. A romp through the historical environs of Boston and its renowned museum. Ages 48. You Can't Take a Balloon into the National Gallery. J.P. Weitzman. Illus., R.P. Glasser. 2000. Dial. The famed gallery and majestic monuments of Washington, D.C., provide the setting for a collision of art and urban life. Ages 48. Copyright © 2004 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. See Permissions and Reprints online at www.naeyc.org/resources/journal.
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