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      Claymates

      by Dev Petty

      Sep 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      $16.99  $12.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      Meet the claymates: two balls of clay that can become anything—even best friends! Artist's note. Full-color mixed-media sculptures, photographed digitally.

      The Book of Mistakes

      by Corinna Luyken

      Sep 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      Every “mistake” can become something truly inspiring with a little bit of humor and ingenuity. Full-color illustrations were created using black ink, colored pencils, and watercolor.

      Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines

      by Jeanne Walker Harvey

      Aug 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam War Memorial, but do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark? Author's note. Photograph of Maya Lin. Full-color illustrations.

      Stand Up and Sing: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice

      by Susanna Reich

      Jul 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      Celebrate legendary folk singer Pete Seeger's incredible legacy—his life, his music, and his belief that anyone can make a difference. Foreword by Peter Yarrow. Author's note. Quotes. Selected sources. Suggestions for further reading and listening. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.

      The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano

      by Elizabeth Rusch

      Jun 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      Bartolomeo Cristofori longs to create an instrument that can be played both soft and loud. Could hammers be the key to the new instrument? Time line of the life of Bartolomeo Cristofori and the piano. Information about the three surviving Cristofori pianos and about modern pianos. Classical and modern piano music suggestions. Notes about primary and secondary sources. Bibliography. Sources for quotations. Full-color illustrations rendered in gouache and ink.

      Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

      by Kwame Alexander

      May 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, this collection of original poems pays homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. Preface. Brief biographies of the celebrated poets. Full-color paper-collage illustrations.

      Niko Draws a Feeling

      by Bob Raczka

      Apr 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      This sweet story of a misunderstood young artist explores abstract art at kid's-eye level. Full-color acrylic paint, mixed media, and digital illustrations.

      A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day

      by Andrea Davis Pinkney

      Mar 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      Andrea Davis Pinkney's lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers. Information about Ezra Jack Keats's legacy. List of books written and illustrated by Keats. Sources. Full-color illustrations were rendered in acrylic, collage, and pencil, using images from The Snowy Day; Peter's Chair; Hi, Cat; and Jennie's Hat.

      Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

      by Javaka Steptoe

      Feb 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
      Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere. Note about the artwork. Bibliography. Further information about Jean-Michel Basquiat. Motifs and symbolism in Basquiet's work. Author's note. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.

      Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist

      by Susan Wood

      Jan 2017

      Arts Elementary Plus

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      2017 Pura Belpré Award Honor, Illustrations
      A playful picture-book biography of Juan García Esquivel, musical innovator and father of space-age, bachelor-pad lounge music. Author's note. Illustrator's note. Resources. Photograph of Esquivel. Full-color illustrations were hand-drawn, then collaged digitally.

      Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy

      by Richard Michelson

      Dec 2016

      Arts Elementary Plus

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      A moving biography of the late Leonard Nimoy, the iconic Spock from Star Trek, whose story exemplifies the American experience and the power of pursuing your dreams. Further information about Leonard Nimoy and his career. Author's note. Full-color illustrations.

      A Child of Books

      by Oliver Jeffers

      Nov 2016

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Out of stock
      This lyrical picture book will inspire readers of all ages to create, question, explore, and imagine. Hand-lettered, with typographical landscapes. Full-color illustrations done in watercolor, pencil, and digital collage.
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