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All about Art

How to Enjoy it, Understand it and Make it Yourself. All children are artists-it's just a matter of discovering what medium suits them best. For those whose interests fall in the fine arts, the library offers plenty of ways to explore and expand kids' experience of appreciating and creating art. Check out some of the titles below or visit your local library and ask for a book about your favorite period, style, artist or medium.

Emily's Art

Emily's Art

The joy of creative expression is captured perfectly in this sensitive look at a school art contest.

M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet

M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet
Illustrated by Will Bullas

The A to Z format allows the author to introduce a variety of topics and concepts while the combination of simple poems and more detailed information ensures that the book will be useful to readers in a wide range of ages and abilities.

Museum Trip

Museum Trip

A magical, wordless adventure, this compact picture book follows a young boy as he tours an art museum and finds himself being literally drawn into the exhibits.

1, 2, 3 I Can Make Prints!

1, 2, 3 I Can Make Prints!

This practical, hands-on guide includes background information about color, form and texture along with clear instructions for a number of fun projects.

Fancy Nancy at the Museum

Fancy Nancy at the Museum
Illustrated by Ted Enik

Fancy Nancy's trip to the museum is marred by a case of carsickness but she still manages to enjoy the day.

The Little Hands Art Book

The Little Hands Art Book
Illustrated by Loretta Trezzo Braren

A wealth of projects for children ages two to six are packed into this appealing book.

Art Is

Art Is

Raczka's enthusiasm for art is obvious and his ability to explain it to young readers is impressive. For more insights and information, check out Name that Style: All About Isms in Art.

More than Meets the Eye: Seeing Art with All Five Senses

More than Meets the Eye: Seeing Art with All Five Senses

Raczka offers images of paintings and suggests new, sensory ways to experience them.

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi
Illustrated by Ed Young

Wabi Sabi, a cat living in the city of Kyoto, learns about the Japanese concept of beauty through simplicity as she asks various animals she meets about the meaning of her name.

The Art Book for Children

The Art Book for Children

Serious students and those looking for a comprehensive view of art history will appreciate this informative book and appreciate Renshaw's follow-up: The Art Book for Children. Book Two.

The Dot

The Dot

Sometimes people doubt their own abilities, but a good teacher can draw out the talent in even the most stubborn student.

I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean

I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean

Hilarious hyperbole fills this funny book about a giant squid who is convinced that his talent matches his size.

Look! Look! Look!

Look! Look! Look!

Three mice "borrow" a postcard which is a reproduction of a painting, and from it they learn about color, pattern, line, and shape.

Art & Max

Art & Max

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.