JULY - ArtReads for Kids

Quote: Every artist was first an amateur.
                                    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Animalia  by Graeme Base
It is an A - Z book which has a wealth of hidden objects and ideas. Within the pages of this book you may discover, if you look beyond the spell of written words, a hidden land of beasts and birds. For many things are 'of a kind,' and those with keenest eyes will find a thousand things, or maybe more - It's up to you to keep the score.  Beautifully illustrated and well worth a viewing!

Imagine a Night  
by Sarah L. Thomson
Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed. Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on it's tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a night-time adventure. Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm. Imagine a night when ordinary objects magically become extraordinary... a night when it is possible to believe the impossible.

by Sarah L. Thomson
Imagine a day when your swing swings you higher than the highest treetops. Imagine a day when you can ride your bike up a path of falling leaves into the very tree they are falling from. Imagine a day when you release a handful of blue balloons into a cloudy, grey sky to create a postcard-perfect day. Imagine a day when the ordinary becomes the extraordinary... a day when anything is possible.

Cezanne and the apple boy  by Laurence Anholt
Paul Cezanne was on of the greatest French impressionist painters. This delightful book follows his son, also called Paul, as he travels to the mountains to spend a summer with his father. He discovers that his father paints the natural worls with a passion that few can understand. But one day they meet an art dealer who offers to sell the paintings in Paris and the rest is history. The reader gains a real insight into Cezanne the man through the eyes of a child - sometimes frightening, driven by his passion for art. And it provides a vivid introduction to Cezanne's work, with reproductions of his most famous paintings incorporated in the illustrations.

Can you find it?  by Judith Cressy
Discover all the intriguing details that make great art so fascinating. Each spread in this exciting new book offers a work of art and at least eight items to hunt for somewhere within the painting. Turn the thrill of artistic discovery into a trip through history and around the world, as Can You Find It? invites young readers to look into shadows and reflections, through windows and in the branches of trees. * Find a baby and a yellow bowl in a busy scene from ancient China. * Find a traffic light and a pair of pinky rings in a quiet snack bar of a movie theater. * Find three hands and a white bird in a portrait of a five-year-old French king alone on his throne. * Find five butterflies and two owls in an Egyptian tomb painting. * Find a water pump and a haystack in a view down Main Street in small-town America. The nineteen paintings in Can You Find It?, all from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, include art ranging from ancient Egyptian friezes to 20th-century works. This book is a great tool to show young readers a wonderful new way to look at art.