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Art and Artists


Picture Books (JE)

Beaumont I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!    (In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places. )
Lichtenheld Bridget's Beret    (When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration, she thinks she will never be able to draw again. )
McCarty Jeremy Draws a Monster    (A young boy draws a monster who quickly becomes a monstrous nuisance. )
Reynolds The Dot    (Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind. )
Scieszka Seen Art?    (A boy wanders through the Museum of Modern Art looking for his friend Art. )
Sherry I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean    (A giant squid brags about being the best artist in the entire ocean. )
Wiesner Art and 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.)
Yates Dog Loves Drawing    (Dog loves drawing so much that he draws his very own adventure. )

Children’s Fiction (J)

Broach Masterpiece!    (Marvin, a beetle, and James, an 11 year-old boy work together to help recover a Dürer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.)
Cole A Nest for Celeste    (Celeste, a mouse longing for a home, becomes a source of inspiration to Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John Audubon. )
Konigsburg From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler    (Claudia and her younger brother run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.)
Malone The Sixty-Eight Rooms    (When Ruthie and her sixth-grade class visit the Chicago Art Institute, she and her friend Jack discover a magic key that allows them to explore the Thorne Rooms. )

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Draanen Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception    (Seventh-grade sleuth Sammy Keyes investigates mysterious happenings at a local art gallery. )
Balliett Chasing Vermeer    (When a precious Vermeer painting disappears, Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.)
Carter Heist Society    ( A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father from a vengeful collector. )
Cotrell Boyce Framed    (In order to save the family business, Dylan and his sisters concoct a scheme to steal famous art works with hilarious results. )

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

J709 RE The Art Book for Children: Book Two    (Thirty new artists and key examples of their works are shown to encourage children to ask why the artists do what they do.)
J709.2 WI An Eye for Color    (The painter Josef Albers saw art in simple things, painting squares, and manipulating color. )
J751.4 Pe Inkblot    (Teaches how to change inkblots into works of art and to use them as keys to creativity. )
J759.6 Picasso Just Behave Pablo Picasso    (For every young artist who's drawn something other kids think is "ugly," this story is sure to inspire. )
JE708 GO Meet Me at the Art Museum    (Stub,a museum ticket, takes a tour of an art museum exploring all parts of the museum.)
Y759 WE 13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know    (Thirteen mysteries from the art world, including questions about the Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, and the street artist Banksy. )
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