In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/16/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Puff, the Magic Dragon is simply one of the most beloved songs of all timea classic that’s become as much a part of the childhood experience as Mother Goose and fairy tales. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of this magical tale until now. With Yarrow’s and Lipton’s blessing, Puff, Jackie Paper, and the land of Honalee finally live on the page. The exquisite package includes a cloth case with a tipped-in illustration and an embossed jacket with foil touches, as well as an exclusive CD featuring not only Puff, but several other songs performed by Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus Cappadocia. This is a publishing event sure to attract broad attention and please Puff’s many fans.In richly-hued paintings of the deepest sea blues and greens, Puff and his friend Jackie Paper frolic in the land of Honaleetraveling in a fantastic boat with billowed sails, climbing red castle stairs onto a balcony to meet with noble kings and princes, and watching pirate ships lower their flags for the roaring dragon. Artist Eric Puybaret has brought an entire magical world into being with enthralling landscapes, color, and characters. And everyone will love the way the art cleverly turns the song’s end, which at first seemed so sad, into a surprising and joyful moment.Best of allthis is only the first of many more collaborations with Peter Yarrow to come!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2007Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
A gentle push is all it takes to send this ship acrossan ocean full of waves. ABOUT HAPE Hape was founded in 1986 by Peter Handstein in Germany after he visited hundreds of schools and talked with hundreds of educators giving him a unique understanding of the power of play. Hape Toys has since grown into one of the world's largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials. Neither culture, nor language, nor gender inhibits the intuitive process of play. All of the products meet, and more often, exceed the strictest international standards for quality and safety. But behind the innovative designs and meticulous quality lies the even stronger ethos of Hape. Our Mission Hape believes that the future begins and belongs to our children. It is our duty to leave them with infinite possibilities, not unsolvable problems. Our toys are created to inspire play, learning, and exploration of the world we live in; through responsible business practices we aspire to leave the world in a better condition than when we received it. Our Philosophy Hape toys are designed first and foremost for children. Each product is developed to enhance a child's developmental skills. Neither language, nor culture, nor gender impedes the intuitive play patterns. What children see as fun, parents and educators recognize as age-appropriate learning basics; social, sensory, physical, and emotional skills. Using natural materials, water-based paints, and strict quality and safety standards make every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust.
Storybook Art This title is suitable for Ages 9 to 12 years. Children can enjoy their favourite storybook illustrators in a new way by imitating their art with the 100 engaging and simple art projects included in this celebration of children's book illustrators. Featured are famous and award-winning storybook illustrators from the 1930s to present - "Good Night Moon's" Clement Hurd, "Corduroy's" Don Freeman, "Olivia's" Ian Falconer, and more - along with biographical information, open-ended art projects, and portraits created by grade school children. Illustration techniques covered include painting, drawing, cutting and collage, and construction and crafts. Art projects include imitating Jackson Pollock in the 'Jackson Piglet Wall Painting' from Olivia and creating a 'Photo Story' from children's photos similar to "Sugaring Time". This is a extensive resource guide of illustrator web sites, art materials, and supplies listed by project is provided, as well as complete book information for the featu
A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book, Children's Edition brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon's best-selling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever. An A to Z guide of 30 great artists -each featured on a double-page spread - and their most famous works designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages the children to look closely at the featured works and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the pieces they do and in the ways that they do. From Leonardo's Renaissance masterpiece Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn, from Jeff Koons? exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Botticelli's beautiful, flower-strewn Primavera, 30 works have been selected from The Art Book especially for this edition, chosen for their vital importance in art history as well as their appeal to children. The giants of art history -Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Turner and Vela?zquez -are all here, but this edition also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd. The Art Book, Children's Edition makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key works across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upwards, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2005Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Why are none of the students in Raphael's school paying attention? Who made a doodle into a masterpiece? How do you paint speed? Can collecting things be art? What kind of sculpture is supposed to disappear? Can you trust a painting? How would you make a self-portrait of yourself? Can you paint music? Following the international success of THE ART BOOK FOR CHILDREN (BOOK ONE), this second volume will continue to expand the minds and creativity of children aged from seven to eleven. Thirty new artists and key examples of their works have been selected to encourage children to ask why the artists do what they do. Both volumes of THE ART BOOK FOR CHILDREN are fun for young readers, ideal tools for teachers and parents, and perfect introductions for all those approaching art for the first time.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2007Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Ancient Sailboat High grade 3mm Illuminated wood puzzles come individually shrink-wrapped w/instructions. Pop out the pieces and go! Already Painted , it'sa challenging, educational and creative activity for all ages. Start your collection today!Recommended Ages:9 and up
What better way to learn about art than to create your own masterpiece alongside another, find hidden details that add to an understanding of the artwork, read fascinating stories about how the piece came to be created, or take an entertaining quiz that leads to a deeper appreciation of the technique and theme. Modeled after Prestel's successful A Year in Art series, this beautifully produced activity book introduces children to many of the world's greatest artworks--ranging from African masks to European paintings and modern art. Hands-on projects are sure to spark children's imaginations while imparting important knowledge that will serve them well as they grow older. The book is perfect for all kinds of drawing and the exquisite reproductions will impress kids of all ages. Whether used at home or in a classroom, this engaging and enriching book will delight children, their parents, and teachers with its endless opportunities to create and learn about art.Book Details:Format: Activity BookPublication Date: 10/11/2009Pages: 376
An art museum is a magical place. What will you find inside? This playful primer features 37 full-color illustrations of paintings, sculpture, tapestries, prints, photographs, and installations from the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Children can learn their ABCs while discovering the beauty of a bridge by Monet, a dancer by Degas, a medieval knight’s helmet, a Japanese teahouse, and other wonders from around the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/28/2008Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/6/2010Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
George is playing with his boats, but there's no wind to make them sail. Then one of the wind children comes and blows especially for him - and together they embark on a great adventure. The wind child blows dandelions in the meadows, shakes apples from the tree and blows the leaves around and eventually she blows George home on a cloud. From the author of "The Story of the Root Children" and "The Story of the Snow Children", this is another classic children's story with beautiful illustrations in the art-nouveau style.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2006Pages: 24
Poppy is gazing out of the window at the snow when suddenly she sees that the snowflakes are really Snow Children, dancing and whirling in the garden. Soon, they whisk her away to the Snow Queen's wintry kingdom. From the author of "The Story of the Root Children", this is another classic children's story with beautiful illustrations in the art-nouveau style.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2005Pages: 24
Far far away, the butterfly folk live in a kingdom of beautiful gardens. The butterfly children play, dance and sing all day long with their little brothers and sisters, the caterpillars. The children can't wait until the first day of spring, when they will finally get their wings. But first, they must learn about the many brightly-coloured flowers in the kingdom, so they can take part in the flying procession of peacock, swallowtail, red admiral and many other butterflies. Beautifully illustrated in the art nouveau style, this is another classic children's story from the author of "The Story of the Root Children" and "The Story of the Wind Children".Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2009Pages: 20Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Everyone can learn how to draw- and feel truly proud of the results - using Mona Brookes' proven drawing methods. Now the author of America's best-selling art instruction book for young children provides a complete course for older children, teens and adult beginners.In Part I, you'll discover the many different styles you can choose to draw in and how to develop your own personal style.In Part II, you'll discover a unique way of seeing that allows you to draw any shape you observe. You'll learn the basics (from buying art supplies to planning your compositions) and all the good stuff- proportion, scale, perspective, contrast shading and special effects. Lastly, Mona provides essential information on drawing the human form, animals, still, landscapes, and buildings.It's all here. Now nothing can prevent you from discovering the joys of drawing. Open this book and you'll see what creative possibilities await you! Special NoteDrawing For Older Children & Teens includes special sections for art teachers and educators.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1991Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
The perfect companion to William J. Bennett's number-one bestseller; The Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Virtues is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together: With selections from The Book of Virtues, from Aesop and Robert Frost to George Washington's life as well as Native American and African folklore, The Children's Book of Virtues brings together timeless stories and poems from around the world. The stories have been chosen especially for a young audience to help parents introduce to their children the essentials of good character: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. Lavishly illustrated by the well-known artist Michael Hague, these wonderful stories and the virtues they illustrate come to life on these pages. The Children's Book of Virtues is an enduring treasury of literature and art that will help lead young minds toward what is noble and gentle and fine.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/1995 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Cici Art Factory Wall Art- Superhero Liz Clay is the artist behind Cici Art Factory. As a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada, Liz believes that little eyes deserve to see art that sparks imaginations and activates rooms. " In a world where everything is becoming digital, I believe its so important to expose children to art that has a hand-done look to it. The lines should be a little wobbly, the colours should look rich and textural, and the images imaginative." Features: This giclee canvas print uses up to 12 inks to achieve rich tonal values and colour breadth, ensuring the paint strokes look as realistic as possible The image wraps around the sides of the canvas and includes a hanging device on the reverse Arrives ready to hang Measures 16" x 16" x .75
Cici Art Factory Wall Art- Dino Liz Clay is the artist behind Cici Art Factory. As a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada, Liz believes that little eyes deserve to see art that sparks imaginations and activates rooms. " In a world where everything is becoming digital, I believe its so important to expose children to art that has a hand-done look to it. The lines should be a little wobbly, the colours should look rich and textural, and the images imaginative." Features: This giclee canvas print uses up to 12 inks to achieve rich tonal values and colour breadth, ensuring the paint strokes look as realistic as possible The image wraps around the sides of the canvas and includes a hanging device on the reverse Arrives ready to hang Measures 16" x 16" x .75
Ages 8–11, Grades 3–6 This visually stunning dictionary has over 25,000 entries, covering all the vocabulary young readers need today. It was completely revised in 2010, with an all-new art program and thousands of new words and senses added, and it has now been newly updated. Special features include hundreds of notes and an appendix with a geographical dictionary, a guide to phonics and spelling, and more.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/19/2012Pages: 896Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Fun, educational, and bubbling over with creativity, My Art Book is a young child's superb introduction to the history and techniques of art. This beautiful and inspiring art book is sure to be loved by children and their parents, filled with project ideas including mosaics, figure sculptures, impressionist scenes, watercolor landscapes, and pastel portraits that will excite young imaginations. The step-by-step photography and clear instructions guides children through the process for producing results that they can display with pride.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/18/2011Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
With so many colors to choose from, why did Henri Matisse use only three? How can an artist make a three-dimensional picture on a flat sheet of paper? Why is some Aboriginal art described as x-ray style? "M is for Masterpiece," a comprehensive guide to fine art written for children, provides satisfying answers to such questions and more. From ancient cave paintings to Christo's "Running Fence," a wide vareity of art forms and styles are discussed in details that children will understand and adults will appreciate. "M is for Masterpiece" not only teaches about the great artists and techniques that originated in various parts of the world, but also discusses the elements of painting, art media, and landscapes of the American West. The art of photography and architecture is also covered.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/1/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
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