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Stephanie Ignazio, you had said you might want to compile the list of =
art literature which is a great idea. I wanted to reduce my inbox so i =
thought if i pasted everyones contributions together it might be easier =
for both of us. These are in no particular order, just as they came in =
my e-mail. Didn't credit every contributor. hope that's ok with =
everyone. Don't have time to "Clean it up" and thought you'd want to =
arrange them yourself. Look forward to seeing your work. linda
Hi. I have a few more that might be good for MS or HS...
Hooked on drawing by Brooke, and Art Synectics by Roukes.
If you want to add to the listing that I'm compiling...send your e-mail
directly to me and I'll put it all together and post later. Thanks,
At the Children's Art Museum we have a library of over 500 picture =
The books are chosen both for their story and Illustrations. We consider =
Picture books to be our collection of artwork, and yes the kids get to =
them. In 5 years we have on lost 2 books to damage. I would be happy to =
you our list either snail mail or email (Microsoft works 4.5 database =
e-mail me off list at kimberly, include your snail mail addy if =
want it sent that way. The books are grouped in broad categories =
Storybook, Picture Book, Art (books about artists, idea books, or books
illustrated with art mainly poetry), and Early Readers. The data base =
includes author, illustrator, and subject and can be sorted.
Kimberly Herbert, CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Children's Art Museum
Mailing Address: One Love Street San Angelo, TX 76903
Physical Address: 1st Floor Historic Cactus Hotel, 36 E. Twohig San =
Phone: 915 659- 4391
I have a list of children's
books covering artists, art history, media and so on located at:
This list includes some 70 books along with ISBN numbers. On my trip, I
went into a few book stores and purchased some additional books which I
will be adding to the above list soon.
Hope this helps,
The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola
Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill
The Color Wizard by Barbara Brenner=20
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stohl Walsh
Scary Poems for Rotten Children by Sean O'Huiguin (funny inspiration)
Linnea in Monet's Garden (can't recall author, book at school. Have =
several first grade lessons that work with this.
Ashanti to Zulu (an abc book of african tribes, beautifully illustrated)
Almost any Maurice Sendak books
There are two good series of Artist biographies in story form but my =
catalogs are unavailable right now. Purchased them for elementary when =
I was there. One author was, i believe, Mike Venesia. Kids loved these =
Shel Silverstein poems inspire neat drawings.
Tar Beach by Faith Ringold
Legend Of The Indian Paintbrush
Arrow To the Sun
OH ~ one I like, too, is Lucy's Big Mistake which is about a girl who
makes a mistake, her teacher won't give her a new paper, she has to
figure out how to use her mistake to make something else.
Another one is My Head is Full of Colors. I'm sorry I don't remember
the authors right now!
Anything by Eric Carle is great for collage work.
Any Eric Carle book!!! The Mixed Up Chameleon (lesson on collage) is =
popular with K-5 and check out the website www.eric-carle.com there is a =
wonderful lesson on color that corresponds to his book Hello, Red Fox.
I also like the book Who Is The Beast by Keith Baker. It has fabulous=20
illustrations! I have used it for lessons on animals, pattern, =
line, etc. Also the Great Kapok Tree by Lynn Cherry?? a book on the=20
rainforest with beautiful illustrations and message. I have used it on a =
lesson having to do with rainforest (clay, drawing, paper mache, etc)
Little Blue and Little Yellow, Harold's ABC
Eric Carle's collage technique, Van Allsburg's snow=20
and lights at night technique
"The First Days of School"
by Harry Wong
$29.95 at B& Noble (remember your 10% teacher's discount)
In the VERY back of the book, there are two videos you can buy. One is
called "The Effective Teacher" and the other, "I Choose to CARE". Has
anyone seen these videos and what did you think of them?
"Art, Mind, and Brain : A Cognitive Approach to Creativity" is
a very good book. Howard Gardner always writes in such a readable style.
I think I just ordered this and the new one out this Fall.
>I would like to recommend one of my favorites that is also one of his
latest books: "Creating Minds : An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through =
Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and =
Art Projects Plus Introducing Art Form, Media, and
Techniques with Children's Picture Books by Howard Blount, Jr and Martha
Venning Webb ISBN 1-56822-525-3
Sketchbooks: Explore and Store, by Gillian Robinson (1996). Heinemann
Publishers. ISBN 0-435-07018-5.
Take a look at this great project, linking art and writing together
The Art Teacher's Book of Lists by Helen Hume, published by
Prentice Hall. This book covers so many areas. It's got info and ideas.
"Teaching Children to Paint" by Karla Cikanova..elem. and mid. school
"The Art of Bev Doolittle"...great resource material - written & =
Art from many hands...multicultural info..fabulous
Paper Bag crafts....great multicultural resource info
Artworks for Elementary teachers
Creative Art for the developing child
Art Smart....(slides included)
Culture Smart...(slides included)
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