Drawing, painting, and more! 2014

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Artist Ted
Andrea Beaty

E BEATY

Ted decides that his bedroom, as well as his school, needs a touch of an artist. When he cannot find one, he becomes one for the day, much to the dismay of his mother, his principal, and his new classmate, Pierre.


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Journey
Aaron Becker

E BECKER

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound.


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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt

E DAYWALT

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.


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I Gotta Draw
Bruce Degen

E DEGEN

Elementary school student Charlie Muttnik loves to draw so much that it interferes with his schoolwork, until his teacher comes up with a creative solution.


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Let's Go, Hugo!
Angela Dominguez

E DOMINGUEZ

After conquering his fear of flying, talented artist Hugo the bird makes a new friend and explores his beloved city of Paris.


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Clara and Senor Frog
Campbell Geeslin

E GEESLIN

Although her mother works with a magician performing tricks, Clara finds real magic in creating art.


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The First Drawing
Mordicai Gerstein

E GERSTEIN

Thirty thousand years ago, an imaginative child sees the shapes of animals in clouds and on the walls of the cave he shares with his family, but no one else can see them until he makes the world’s first drawing.


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Bridget's Beret
Tom Lichtenheld

E LICHTENHELD

When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration like other great artists, she thinks she will never be able to draw again.


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Brush of the Gods
Lenore Look

E LOOK

During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor.


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Art
Patrick McDonnell

E MCDONNELL

A rhyming tribute to a budding young artist.


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Ready to Dream
Donna Jo Napoli, Elena Furrow

E NAPOLI

While drawing pictures of the animals she sees on her trip to Australia, a young girl named Ally meets Pauline, an aborigine woman and fellow artist, from whom Ally learns that art is not always created with just paper and paints, and that mistakes are actually happy accidents.


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Sky Color
Peter H. Reynolds

CONCEPT COLORS E REYNOLDS

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But wait—how can Marisol ever make a sky without blue paint?


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Begin at the Beginning: A Little Artist Learns about Life
Amy Schwartz

E SCHWARTZ

Sara gets stuck when she must paint a picture for the second grade art show, until she discovers the best place to begin.


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Chalk
Bill Thomson

E THOMSON

A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.


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Lines That Wiggle
Candace Whitman

E WHITMAN

A variety of monsters and other creatures demonstrate some of the different things that lines can do, from curve and curl to zig-zag.


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Art & Max
David Wiesner

E WIESNER

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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Henri's Scissors
Jeanette Winter

E WINTER

Step into the colorful world of Henri Matisse and his magnificent paper cutouts!


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Dog Loves Drawing
Louise Yates

E YATES

Dog loves drawing so much that he draws his very own adventure.


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Mousterpiece
Jane Breskin Zalben

E ZALBEN

Janson the mouse, who lives in a museum, becomes an acclaimed artist by copying the styles of paintings she sees there.


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Get Into Art: Animals
Susie Brooks

ART JNF BRO

Introduces readers to works of art featuring animals by such esteemed artists as M.C. Escher, Andy Warhol, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, and provides instruction for animal-centered art projects.


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Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder
Tanya Lee Stone

BIOGRAPHY JNF CALDER

As a boy, Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older he started creating wire sculptures. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling.


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Through Georgia's Eyes
Rachel Victoria Rodriguez

BIOGRAPHY JNF O’KEEFFE

A gorgeous, evocative biography of one of America’s most beloved artists.


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