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 Gillian Wolfe Year Published: 2010
This book, part of an art series, was perfect for our lesson on
tints and shades. Focusing on how artists use light in their paintings,
this book showcases some of the most famous artists of all time. This
read was a great way to get students excited about what they were
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 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 Clement Clarke Moore Year Published: 2009
Everyone's favorite Christmas Poem was our inspiration for our
Christmas art projects. We read this story as a start to our Christmas
themed projects and students really enjoyed the rythmic verse and
detailed illustration that the book had. This poem gave us all the Christmas
spirit we needed to make our own holiday ornaments and realistic cups of