Tag Archives: Art

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So […]

In the Garden with Van Gogh

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Julie Merberg Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description With narratives that will entertain art lovers of all ages, these two new board books are a fun way to introduce young children to fine art. The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little […]


Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Istvan Banyai Publisher: Puffin Product Description Open this wordless book and take off on a mindbending visual journey full of twists, turns, and surprises. Zoom from an Egyptian pyramid to an exotic jungle to a sandy beach. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For in Istvan […]

Katie Meets The Impressionists (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: James Mayhew Publisher: Scholastic Product Description “This British import pays joyful homage to the world of the Impressionists. When Katie and her grandmother visit an art museum to celebrate the elder’s birthday, the girl wanders into a gallery where she admires Claude Monet’s The Luncheon…. With a blink of her eyes, […]

America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem “America the Beautiful” in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by […]

Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Derek Blasberg Publisher: Razorbill Product Description If you’ve ever wondered how to climb the social ladder with grace, how to feel confident in every situation, or even how to make a lasting impression (but not the kind that lands you on the latest “Worst Dressed List”)—Derek Blasberg is here, with quotes […]

Look-Alikes Christmas: The More You Look, the More You See!

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Joan Steiner Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . and the more you look, the more you see. Using everything from dog biscuits and candy canes to gloves and starfish, Joan Steiner has created an entrancing three-dimensional world […]

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film – The Art – The Vision

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Frank Thompson Publisher: Disney Editions Product Description The “Making Of” book for Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas is getting a new cover treatment – with a bright shiny Halloween glow and eye-catching title treatment.   On screen, Jack Skellington leaps with joy, singing with wonder at his discovery of Christmas Town. […]

How to Draw People (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Barbara Soloff Levy Publisher: Dover Publications Product Description Simple, step-by-step diagrams in this “how to” book make it easy for youngsters–and would-be artists of all ages–to draw people of all shapes and sizes, engaged in a variety of activities. Simply by joining circles, ovals, rectangles, cylinders, and other shapes, beginning artists […]

Maisy’s Christmas: Sticker Book

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Lucy Cousins Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Crazy for Maisy? A stickler for stickers? Little ones will have hours of fun helping their favorite mouse get ready for Christmas. Maisy and her friends are getting into the Christmas spirit. But they need some help! Poor Ostrich’s feet could use some warm boots […]


Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen Publisher: Razorbill


Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rufus Butler Seder Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description Published last fall, Gallop! introduced the amazing technology called Scanimation and took the children’s book world by storm. It became an instant bestseller—#1 on The New York Times children’s list. Now Swing! does for kids what Gallop! does for animals—a boy rides […]

Stencil Art (Klutz S.)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Editors of Klutz Publisher: Klutz Product Description An eight-color pigment-ink pad, eight foam-tipped dabbers, impressive techniques and plenty of inspirational artwork. Squish the foam tip into the ink pad and dab-dab-dab vibrant color right into the book. Three pages of stencils included to make everything from lady-bugs to aliens, plus a […]

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Faces (REPACKAGED) (Ed Emberley Drawing Books)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Publisher: L,B Kids Product Description Using simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of fun and wacky faces. This classic book is packed with fun things that kids – and adults too – really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full […]

I Can Draw People (Usborne Playtime)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Ray Gibson, Fiona Watt Publisher: Usborne Books

Leaf Man (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Lois Ehlert Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but […]

The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Don Hahn Publisher: Disney Editions Product Description The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age is a step-by-step introduction to animated filmmaking from one of the foremost producers of animated features. By drawing (sorry!) upon more than seven decades of Disney’s classic and beloved animated films, this […]

The Usborne Book of Face Painting (How to Make)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Chris Caudron, Caro Childs, Cheryl Evans Publisher: Usborne Books Product Description With the tips in this book, children can transform people into animals, monsters, clowns and vampires, or decorate their faces with beautiful flowers or exotic scenes. Easy-to-follow instructions and helpful techniques mean that even beginners can achieve impressive results.

Mexican Folk Art Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Book)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Marty Noble Publisher: Dover Publications Product Description Striking adaptations of authentic native art depict, among other subjects, a Mixtec circular design from an incised gourd rattle, religious figures from a Metepec candlestick, and images of jaguars taken from a Guerrero lacquered chest. An exciting challenge for coloring book enthusiasts, these 30 […]

The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Fiona Watt Publisher: Usborne Books


Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description A creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right” in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. […]

Mini Masters Boxed Set (Mini Masters)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Four beautiful board books from Chronicle Books’ best-selling Mini Masters series, all packed in a colorful box. The set includes: Dancing with Degas, A Picnic with Monet, A Magical Day with Matisse, and In the Garden with Van Gogh. Each title pairs […]

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Karen Beaumont Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the […]

Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Taro Gomi Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description This is no ordinary coloring book! With playful drawings, funny scenarios and fun-to-follow instructions, this book is not just for coloring, but for doodling, drawing, imagining and thinking! Here the art on the page is just the start. This book is paperback with 368 […]

Chasing Vermeer

Rating: (140 reviews) Author: Blue Balliett Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com In the classic tradition of E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, debut author Blue Balliett introduces readers to another pair of precocious kids on an artful quest full of patterns, puzzles, and the power of blue M&Ms. Eleven year old […]

Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Book)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Alberta Hutchinson Publisher: Dover Publications Product Description This vibrant collection of drawings was inspired by the hypnotic appeal of the mandala. An ancient form of meditative art, mandalas are complex circular designs that draw the eye inward, toward their centers. These 30 dazzling mandala designs will captivate colorists of all ages, […]

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing Product Description Featuring more than 150 activities, this guide teaches the styles, works, and techniques of the great masters—Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and more.

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore […]

Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards (Eric Carle)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Eric Carle Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description These beautiful flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle’s familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in […]

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals (Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book)

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Publisher: L,B Kids

Paper Fashions: Design Your Own Styles (Klutz)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Inc. Klutz Publisher: Klutz Book Description Today’s hottest look? Cute little hangers with cute little paper outfits on them. You can’t go past a gift, stationery or accessories store without seeing this stylish motif. Now, with Paper Fashions, girls finally get to craft their own couture paper clothing. It’s way cooler […]

Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Kyle Olmon Publisher: Orchard Books Book Description Over fifteen intricate pop-ups accompany Sabuda and Reinhart’s fascinating text, which guides readers through the different aspects of life in a medieval castle. Readers will learn about knighting ceremonies, battles, and feasts. The true majesty of castles is fully realized when this book is […]

The Art Book for Children, Book Two (Art Book for Children)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Editors of Phaidon Press Publisher: Phaidon Press Inc. Product Description Why are none of the students in Raphael’s school paying attention? Who made a doodle into a masterpiece? How do you paint speed? Can collecting things be art? What kind of sculpture is supposed to disappear? Can you trust a painting? […]

Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Rufus Seder Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Book Description There’s never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It’s impossible not to flip the page, and […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Peanuts)

Author: Charles M. Schulz Publisher: Running Press Kids Book Description “Well! Here Comes Good Ol’ Charlie Brown!” The classic story of A Charlie Brown Christmas is cleverly adapted for younger readers reminding us all of the true meaning of Christmas. Timeless images, like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree and Snoopy’s doghouse will resonate with those who […]

Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas (Manga)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Tim Burton Publisher: Disney Press Book Description Jack Skellingtons got the blues. Hes sick and tired of his hometown holiday, Halloween, and is longing for something new. But when his soul searching leads to his good-intentioned kidnapping of Santa, things start getting pretty hairy!

Those Left Behind (Serenity)

Rating: (79 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad Publisher: Dark Horse Book Description Penned by Whedon and Brett Matthews, who wrote several episodes of Firefly as well as Dark Horse’s final Angel comics series and the animated Chronicles of Riddick feature “Dark Fury,” Serenity follows a ship full of mercenaries, fugitives and one […]

101 Animals (How to Draw)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Publisher: Top That! Kids

Wee Sing for Christmas (Wee Sing)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Book Description The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!

Dragonart: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: J. “NeonDragon” Peffer, Jessica Peffer Publisher: Impact Books (OH) Book Description How to Draw a Dragon: “Cautiously approach the dragon, offer it a piece of candy or a little sister, and draw while it happily munches away.” From the creator of the wildly popular website NeonDragonArt.com, DRAGONART shows you how to […]

You Can Draw Star Wars (You Can Draw)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Bonnie Burton Publisher: DK CHILDREN Amazon.com From droids and wookies to Darth Vader, this step-by-step guide teaches budding artists everything they need to know to draw characters from the amazing world of Star Wars. For a live demonstration of the book’s drawing techniques, watch these three dynamic video guides featuring Matt […]

Gossip Girl: It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel (Gossip Girl)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Book Description Taking place over their sophomore year, It Had to Be You unveils the secrets behind the hot and sultry summer that Blair, Serena, and Nate’s love triangle begins–and there’s a lot more to this story than anyone realizes. Find out how Blair first snagged […]

Checking Your Grammar: Scholastic Guides

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Marvin Terban Publisher: Scholastic Reference Book Description This easy-to-use reference book helps you edit your writing before someone else reads it.Parts of speech * Irregular nouns and verbsThe 100 Most Commonly Confused and Misused WordsWhat Makes a Good SentenceCapitalization * Contractions * Compound Words * Idioms Abbreviations * Punctuation * Spelling […]

The Little Hands Art Book/Exploring Arts & Crafts With 2-To 6-Year-Olds (Williamson Little Hands Series)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Judy Press Publisher: Williamson Publishing Company Product Description The Little Hands Art Book Heres the ideal beginning art book for little hands with lots to express. Simple materials and bare minimum directions encourage every child. 160 pages.

Squiggles pb: A Really Giant Drawing and Painting Book

Author: Taro Gomi Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description This is no ordinary coloring book! Following the enormously successful Scribbles and Doodles, Taro Gomi invites kids of all ages to not only color, but paint, draw, and imagine. Playful drawings and fun-to-follow instructions make this book easy to start but hard to put down. Artists young […]

Kaleidoscopic Design Coloring Book (Coloring Books)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Lester Kubistal Publisher: Dover Publications Book Description Charming coloring book includes 30 black-and-white designs based on patterns made by a kaleidoscope — a Greek word meaning “beautiful form.” Optically enchanting, these images will appeal to colorists of all ages. Artists and craftworkers will also find them an exciting source of inspiration […]

More How To Draw Manga Volume 1: The Basics Of Character Drawing (Manga Technique)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Go Office Publisher: Graphic-Sha Book Description The foundation to drawing a character is the penciled under-drawing. An under-drawing that has somehow gone astray, once penned, ultimately results in artwork that just will not pull together or lacks balance. This volume explains in thorough detail how to handle the pencil, before the […]

Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays (Wee Sing)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Book Description The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!

Museum Shapes

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description From circles and squares to arches and stars, Museum Shapes introduces children to basic and complex shapes through The Metropolitan Museums extensive and varied collections of art. Each shape has two spreads devoted to it; the first spread […]

Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their Art

Author: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Publisher: Philomel Book Description In this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, and Eric Carle, twenty-three of the most honored and beloved artists in children’s literature talk informally to children—sharing secrets about their art and how they began their […]