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Paint Me!

by Sarah Frances Hardy Sky Pony (May 06, 2014)

Red, blue, and yellow are just the tip of the iceberg when you have a good imagination. In this charming and colorfully illustrated story, a young girl makes her way through the dayfirst painting a portrait...


The Little Paintbrush

by Bjørn F. Rørvik & Thore Hansen Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

The little paintbrush is often teased by all the other brushes in the cabinet, who have thick bristles and are chosen by their artist to create many paintings. They boast all day about the pieces they've helped...


Walls Within Walls

by Maureen Sherry & Adam Stower Katherine Tegen Books (September 14, 2010)

Perfect for tween readers who enjoy mysteries and puzzles and books like Chasing Vermeer, this page-turning debut novel is filled with adventure, intrigue, and heart.

After their father, a video-game inventor,...


The Theft & the Miracle

by Rebecca Wade Katherine Tegen Books (June 23, 2009)

On a cold, rainy day, ordinary Hannah Price stumbles into the cathedral and does something extraordinary—almost in a trance, she makes a perfect drawing of an antique carving of the Virgin and Child, capturing...


Luna The Cat Doesn't Like That

by Nathasha Pilotte & Jean-Pierre Morin Bouton d'or Acadie (October 01, 2019)

Unlike his brother Zim (from Zim s'imagine), Luna is a little red-haired, hot-tempered cat. While his feline furry friend scurries and climbs around the house, Luna grrrr's and growls, being his grumpy self....


Emily's Blue Period

by Cathleen Daly & Lisa Brown Roaring Brook Press (June 16, 2014)

Emily wants to be an artist. She likes painting and loves the way artists like Pablo Picasso mixed things up.

Emily's life is a little mixed up right now. Her dad doesn't live at home anymore, and it feels like...


The Hero of Little Street

by Gregory Rogers Roaring Brook Press (March 26, 2012)

Action, adventure, and time travel combine in the final book of an award-winning trilogy.

Narrowly escaping from a gang of bullies, a boy slips into a grand old gallery--the perfect hiding place, full of mystery...


Tibet Through the Red Box

by Peter Sís Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 14, 2014)

A father's diary, an artist's memoir.

By the author of the best-selling Three Golden Keys.

While my father was in China and Tibet, he kept a diary, which was later locked in a red box. We weren't allowed to touch...


When Pencil Met Eraser

by Karen Kilpatrick, Jr. Luis O. Ramos & German Blanco Imprint (May 27, 2019)

Named one of the "Best Children's Books of 2019" by Parents magazine, this funny, clever picture book tells the true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best of friends.

When Pencil draws on the pages of...


Luna The Cat Doesn't Like That

by Nathasha Pilotte & Jean-Pierre Morin Bouton d'or Acadie (October 01, 2019)

Unlike his brother Zim (from Zim s'imagine), Luna is a little red-haired, hot-tempered cat. While his feline furry friend scurries and climbs around the house, Luna grrrr's and growls, being his grumpy self....


Celeste's paintbrush

by Ginette Lareault, Héloïse-Thanh Cyr & Laurence Dechassey Éditions Caramello (March 31, 2020)

A young female fox called Celeste has a talent for painting. She has a precious paintbrush. Unfortunately, she can't find it. Even though she is cunning, she needs help. She trusts her parents and hopes that...


Best Buds Forever

by Martha Maker & Xindi Yan Little Simon (June 02, 2020)

When Emily discovers an empty lot that used to be a community garden, she and her crafty friends make it bloom once again in this seventh book of the Craftily Ever After chapter book series.

Emily Adams learns...


York: The Map of Stars

by Laura Ruby & Adam Verner Walden Pond Press (May 12, 2020)

The thrilling conclusion to two-time National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby's epic adventure through the streets of an alternate New York City.

It was only a few days ago that Tess Biedermann, Theo Biedermann,...


Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist

by Jane O'Connor & Chloe Hennessee HarperCollins (April 03, 2012)

Portraits: Fancy.

Collages: Très fancy.

Splatter paintings: Très, très fancy!

It's spring vacation, and Nancy is feeling glum because her best friend, Bree, is out of town. Luckily, it's Nancy's mom to the rescue!...


Da Vinci's Tiger

by L. M. Elliott & Elizabeth Wiley Katherine Tegen Books (November 10, 2015)

For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration...


The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

by E.L. Konigsburg & Edward Herrmann Simon & Schuster Audio (September 25, 2007)

"ninety percent of who you are is invisible."

Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret,...


I, Juan de Pareja

by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño & Johanna Ward Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In the era of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyke, Spain had its own great painter--Diego Velásquez. His assistant is Juan, an African slave who helps his master in his studio by preparing paints and stretching...


Finding Mighty

by Sheela Chari Amulet Books (May 29, 2017)

Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of...


Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

by Scott Menchin & Harry Bliss Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2015)

When a young boy learns about what makes art special—sometimes it’s beautiful, sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it tells a story—he realizes that these same characteristics are what make his grandmother...


Whale Shines

by Fiona Robinson Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 04, 2013)

  All day, Whale swims through the ocean, wearing a poster advertising the big upcoming art exhibition. He visits the eel who wriggles abstract patterns in the sand, the squid who paints with ink, and the...


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2013)

When Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah wake to find the library being packed up to prepare for a major renovation, they realize they won't have a home during the construction. So off they go in search...


The Museum

by Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 11, 2013)

  When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart!

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something...


Downpour

by Emily Martin & Mara Shaughnessy Sky Pony (June 01, 2013)

Downpour is the enchanting story of a rainy day turned magical.  

A rainy day is usually the time to clomp around in rubber boots and discover worms and puddles and other such rainy day things. But this is...


Getting the Brush Off

by Mere Joyce Orca Book Publishers (November 14, 2017)

Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Hart was kicked out of the prestigious Burke Academy when her mother could no longer afford the tuition. She lost a promising future in the arts, as well as her best friend,...


Interesting Facts about the Empire State Building - Engineering Book for Boys | Children's Engineering Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably seen the Empire State Building yourself. You’ve probably felt a great sense of awe as you look at this huge infrastructure. If you want to know how it was created,...


The Secret Club Visits the Art Museum

by Joseph P. Cook & Maria P. Fonseca Joseph P Cook (July 01, 2017)

Have you ever wanted to create a Secret Club and go on exciting adventures? The Secret Club Visits the Art Museum follows the original members on an exciting adventure to the art museum.

The children learn how...


Caravaggio: Painter on the Run

by Marissa Moss Creston Books (April 01, 2017)

Caravaggio was on a defiant mission to change the art world. Before him, there were pastel-colored idealized visions, polite paintings for a polite society. After him, there were slews of imitators, trying to...


Masterpiece

by Elise Broach & Kelly Murphy Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 29, 2008)

Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays' apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives with his family in New York City. He is very much an eleven-year-old boy.After...


The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail

by Lynn E. Hazen & Doug Cushman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 12, 2015)

Seymour has always dreamed of being a great artist. But he's shy about showing his artwork and, being a snail, he's slow. Who will hire him?

When Seymour finds a job at the Speedy Arts Gallery, he is thrilled-...


Behind the Canvas

by Alexander Vance Feiwel & Friends (February 22, 2016)

There is a world behind the canvas. Past the flat façade and the crackling paint is a realm where art lives, breathes, creates, and destroys.

Claudia Miravista loves art but only sees what is on the surface-until...


Outside In

by Jennifer Bradbury Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (June 06, 2017)

“A compassionate story of homelessness and friendship, recycled art and community.” --Kirkus Reviews

A twelve-year-old boy living on the streets of Chandigarh, India, stumbles across a secret garden full...


Ivy

by Julie Hearn Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 17, 2008)

Ivy is used to being overlooked. The youngest in a family of thieves, scoundrels, and roustabouts, the girl with the flame-colored hair and odd-colored eyes is declared useless by her father from the day she...


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by E.L. Konigsburg Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 21, 2010)

Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­-winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler--now available in a deluxe keepsake...


Leonardo's Shadow

by Christopher Grey Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (May 11, 2010)

Milan, 1497. The height of the Renaissance. And for Giacomo, servant of the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci, it's the most difficult time of all. His Master has been working on the Last Supper, his greatest...


Draw the Line

by Laurent Linn Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 17, 2016)

After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this "powerful debut" novel (Publishers Weekly, starred review)...


Primavera

by Mary Jane Beaufrand Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 01, 2008)

The Italian Renaissance was a cultural explosion of art, architecture and learning, but it had a darker side. Two powerful families, the tyrannical Medici and their biggest rivals, the Pazzi, are tangled in...


The Second Mrs. Gioconda

by E.L. Konigsburg Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 28, 2011)

Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel,...


The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

by E.L. Konigsburg Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

"ninety percent of who you are is invisible."

Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret,...