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  • Item #: 073320
    ISBN: 9780794543112
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  • Item #: 067911
    ISBN: 9781610676069
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    ISBN: 9781610676052
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  • Item #: 060901
    ISBN: 9780794522667
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    Usborne lift-the-flap books are treasures of information, color and activity; this one is no exception.

    A gem of information, this book will help your child get “behind the scenes” with art . Multiple flaps on each page show famous paintings and sculptures. Art pieces (mostly Western) from the 1600’s to modern age are labeled by name, artist and date. Readers will investigate how art is made and how artists use color, line, movement and symbols to create their desired effects. The thick, sturdy design allows those flaps to be lifted many, many times without tearing. Includes a one-page glossary and internet links. 9” x 11”, 12 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 052097
    ISBN: 9780794529239
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  • Item #: 044985
    ISBN: 9780794528423
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    Rather than list this in the drawing section as a drawing book, we are listing it here with the other Usborne Art Ideas books, as it offers the same great range of creative ideas utilizing a number of different mediums – pencil, ink, pastels, paints, etc. While the emphasis is certainly on drawing, the "ideas" include dozens of fun "out of the box" projects that may require/encourage serious drawing skills, a loose doodle style of drawing, or a mix of both. It features the same high quality, colorful pages as the other books in the series and is filled with so many engaging activities that I would be surprised if you skipped any of them! Slightly oversized, hc. 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 042293
    ISBN: 9780794514525
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    This book could make a wonderful art program for younger students, incorporating both art appreciation and projects in a beautiful, easy to use format. The book features 22 impressive works of art from around the world and from a variety of periods. Each work is shown on a spread of pages along with a few short, interesting paragraphs of information about the work itself, the techniques used, and the artist who created it. Then you flip the page to see how you can imitate that work and style using simple materials and methods. For example, the first work highlighted is Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." After looking at the painting and reading about it, you turn to the next page, which has step-by-step directions to help you make your own swirly landscape using thick paints and a plastic fork. In six steps you go from drawing a simple landscape sketch, adding color, and using the fork to manipulate the paint into swirly patterns like those found in Van Gogh's painting. The end products are very attractive, and completing the projects will help students remember the distinctive styles of the artists they've studied. The projects pages are very colorful and offer beautiful illustrations of the finished projects to give students a visual aid. Throughout the 22 works/projects, students will be introduced to 3-D art, paintings, abstract art, prints, collages, Chinese brush painting, and other styles/types of art for a well-rounded but fun early art education. Hc, 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 032349
    ISBN: 9780794526429
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    If you've purchased and enjoyed the Usborne Book of Art Ideas, the Usborne Book of Art Skills, and the Usborne Book of Art Projects, then this volume is too late for you, but if you are thinking about buying one or more of those books, or if you've already bought one and want the other two, WAIT! This book houses all three of the books in one complete volume, for about the same cost as two of the single books. You know what that means - over 400 wonderful activities are described on colorful, glossy pages. The activities are still listed by book, not intermingled, so there are actually three distinct "books" in this one. Hardcover, 288 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 026275
    ISBN: 9780794527464
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    This attractive book provides a thorough introduction to art and its history. The book is arranged chronologically, divided into five different time periods covering ancient and medieval art, the renaissance, baroque and rococo periods, the revolution, and modern world art. Each page in these chapters is covered with interesting text, lots of pictures of paintings, and brief captions. While I enjoy art books anyway, this one is especially attention holding and very reader friendly. Techniques and other signs of the times are pointed out in the paintings so readers can see how the painting process changed and developed over time, including the way people were painted as well as the fashions and other preferences of each period. Aside from these main sections, there are two other section, one at the beginning and on at the end, which provide an introduction and a look behind the scenes, giving students even more information about the subject. Also, internet links where readers can find more information about paintings or artists are scattered throughout the pages. Please note that some of the paintings portray nudity. 144 pgs, sturdy pb. - Melissa

  • Item #: 026229
    ISBN: 9780794525422
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    This hardcover book is filled with 35 famous paintings arranged chronologically, covering many of the most famous artists in history. Each two page layout contains a piece of art, information about the techniques used by the artist, and interesting information about the time period, subjects used, historical facts, and other details. There are also two fold out pages for Monet's Water Lilies and Picasso's Guernica. Though geared towards adolescents, the information is interesting to all ages and would make a great addition to an art appreciation class or as a coffee table book. 80 pgs. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 025301
    ISBN: 9780794512231
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    This book introduces young children to art in a more or less chronological fashion, portraying some of the most famous paintings and giving background information on the artists that painted them. The book starts out with a short discussion about art in general and different kinds of paints (with pros and cons). Thirty famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Georgia O'Keefe are discussed, detailing their lives, styles, inspirations, and works. Internet links are provided for additional online information. Please note that there are 3 illustrations containing nudity. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 022042
    ISBN: 9780794508937
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  • Item #: 002534
    ISBN: 9780794531102
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    Usborne guides us through a celebration of 29 different artists from Raphael to Rothko! Each artist gets their own page (some get 2!) Learn about the person, where they painted, and how they painted as you see lots of photos and illustrations. This alone would be a fun book to look at, but then you add stickers – over 130 of them – and now you have an interactive art experience for your student! Stickers vary in size from about 1x2" to about 3x3" and are full-color, photographic quality. As you read, there are pale images where the stickers will go, so at the end you have a full color book about famous artists! Other artists include: Van Eyck, da Vinci, Goya, Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Pollock and more. Sc, 32pp with 10pp of stickers in the back. 9x12" ~Sara

  • Item #: 002441
    ISBN: 9780794519216
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    Nowadays you can buy paint in any color you can imagine, but that has not always been the case. How has paint evolved? Humans have had the urge to paint since ancient times. They used what was around: burned wood and bones, shellfish, minerals, oils, eggs, insects. Chemicals were later used and the spectrum of modern paint colors appeared! Usborne books are always so colorful and engaging, and this is no exception. Lots of paintings are shown along with other glossy photos and illustrations. Your young artists will love learning about colors and how they have been used in the past and are currently used by painters. They will learn how colors look different based on what is next to them, and how light affects color. Even though the reading level is elementary, it was still fun for me to read! Sc, 48pp, ~Sara

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 049411
    ISBN: 9780794529536
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  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
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     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 001917
    ISBN: 9780794537364
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       Learn about portraits, still lifes, landscapes, sculpture and loads more terms/concepts as you follow a silly presentation of some serious art! There aren’t many art books that are a funny read. It is just full of interesting little nuggets! Did you know that for thousands of years artists used a color called mummy brown (made from actual mummies)? As you read, there are lots of activities for the reader to complete that have to do with that page’s theme: when learning about color tones, you will color in the same little picture with a warm and cool color palette to notice how they feel different to the viewer. Four pages of stickers make it even more interactive! I think students who love art would enjoy this book, but it would also introduce the non-artist to some great information! Some of the famous artists include: Van Gogh, Lowry, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Klee, Rousseau and many more. 80pp, 8.5” x 11”, pb.  ~Sara

  • Item #: 067893
    ISBN: 9780794539825
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  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can "see inside" houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said "hello" or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – Jess

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