Artists and Artisans for Kids 2012

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Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett

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With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.


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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Eric Carle

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Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s.


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Art
Patrick McDonnell

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A rhyming tribute to a budding young artist.


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The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure
Laura Numeroff,Nate Evans

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The JellyBeans—four friends who like to do such different things as paint, play soccer, read, and dance—paint a mural on an outside wall of Mrs. Petunia Dinkley-Sneezer’s candy shop that depicts them each doing what they love best.


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The Art Collector
Jan Wahl

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A little boy who is not pleased with his own artistic efforts but treasures his great-grandmother’s drawing goes on to collect art throughout his life.


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Art & Max
David Wiesner

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Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.


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The Usborne Art Treasury
Rosie Dickins

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Features 22 works of art from around the world, each followed by a project to do—from moody landscapes and messy splatter paintings to magical animal pictures and moving sculptures.


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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Laban Carrick Hill

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Tells the true story of Dave the Potter, a slave in South Carolina during the 1800s. Received both a 2011 Caldecott Honor Award and a Coretta Scott King Medal.


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I Spy Colors in Art
Lucy Micklethwait

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This innovative book invites readers to look for colors (and take a look at color) in a whole new way, while introducing younger generations to 14 masterpieces of art by Picasso, Magritte and others.


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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
Melissa Sweet

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Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


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13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know
Angela Wenzel

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Presents information about thirteen mysteries from the art world, including questions about the Mona Lisa, van Gogh, and the street artist Banksy.


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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger

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Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.


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The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate

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When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.


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The Calder Game
Blue Balliett

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When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him.


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Chasing Vermeer
Blue Balliett

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When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.


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