by Mark Gonyea Year Published: 2007
What a great way to introduce the concept of design to students!
This book is perfect in that students are not bogged down by art
terms and definitions. The author puts a kid friendly twist on design
and explains it with simple sentences and illustrations. This book is
a must have for the art classroom.
by Claire Hartfield Year Published: 2002
Young readers will feel as if they're discovering the city's wonders, and making an unexpected friend, right along with James in this vibrant story, expressively illustrated to show the style of Harlem Renaissance artist Romare Bearden. I decided to introduce this book to students right before our district Jamboree to familarize them with the artwork of the Harlem Renaissance, which was highlighted at the festival. Students enjoyed the story which captured their attention and they also enjoyed seeing a famous artist transformed into a lovable storybook character.
by Caralyn Buehner Year Published: 2002 by Patricia Polacco Year Published: 2012This story is a perfect pick for students at this grade level. Thiswas a heartwarming story of how the author of this bookdiscovered she was an artist, and shows just how important ateacher can be in a child's life. This book celebrates the power of artand how it can be important to a child's life as well. Students enjoyedthe ending and some even related it to their lives. Fantastic read for sure! by Drew Daywalt Year Published: 2013
This story is perfect for any age bracket. When inanimate objects are brought to life
with thoughts and actions you can't help but to be entertained. Students loved hearing
the many thoughts and opinions that Duncan's crayons had about his coloring. The unique
format, where we were reading the actual letters the crayons wrote, added to the experience.
Students were engaged and laughing throughout our storytime while also getting a quick
refresher in colors!
by Brad Bucks and Joan Holub Year Published: 2001
Introducing an artist can be challenging, but this book provided
lots of interesting facts about artist Vincent Van Gogh. Students
were able to see pictures of his paintings and learn a little bit about
how he became an artist. This was perfect for our project in which
we recreated one of Van Gogh's paintings.