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  • Item #: 001917
    ISBN: 9780794537364
    Retail: $12.99
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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 #: 052096
    ISBN: 9780794529765
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.09

    Add this book and some felt-tip pens to your art room and let kids create a masterpiece! As they do, they will read snippets about Vincent VanGogh, Paul Klee, Henri Rousseau. Edgar Degas, Paulo Uccello, Roy Lichtenstein and more from a variety of styles and periods. Most pages have the paintings partially finished and your student finishes them. There is a centerfold with 10 colorful stickers just for fun. ~Sara

  • Item #: 060901
    ISBN: 9780794522667
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

    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 #: 062848
    ISBN: 9780794535278
    Retail: $12.99
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    These are not your typical activity books. Kids will learn interesting things about a wide variety of topics and use their math and logic skills, too. Each book contains engaging multi-colored illustrations packed with doodles, mazes, puzzles, games, and even recipes. Activities vary from quickly done to more involved and also include some “get active” ideas so kids can have fun beyond the book. Titles center on themes: Amazing (originally for boys) and Fabulous (originally for girls) span a variety of themes including flowers, sea creatures, fairies and princesses, race cars; they have now each been updated to maintain a multi-gender appeal.

     Made with paper from a sustainable source, each of these well-compiled activity books contains approximately 200 stickers to use on the pages; answers to activities are in the back. Consumable, not reproducible. 8.5” x 11”, 96 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 007052
    ISBN: 9780794532697
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.79

    When Usborne does a doodle book, you know it will be inviting. These vibrant, colorful tear-off pages draw (pun intended) your child into whatever world has been half-created. Colorful circles attached to ovals can become dogs, lions, or hippos. Draw another knight like the illustration. Add decorations to the pattern. Doodle more sharks and waves. The breadth and originality of the suggestions is impressive. There are about a hundred double-sided pages or, in other words, hours of creative doodling.

  • Item #: 042293
    ISBN: 9780794514525
    Retail: $19.99
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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 #: 032686
    ISBN: 9780794524890
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49
    This book combines the fun of stickers with the educational value of great art. Featuring over 100 of the best paintings from London's National Gallery, this book is divided by themes such as animals, fashion, children, light, history, hidden meanings, and more. Each page contains several "faded" miniature versions of famous paintings for students to "brighten up" with the full-color matching stickers. The paintings are labeled by title, date, and artist, with fascinating facts and insights that help students understand and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of the artwork. Raphael, Monet, Renoir, Degas and Rembrandt are just a few of the great artists showcased. Additional information about the paintings and London's National Gallery can be found on Usborne's website. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 060903
    ISBN: 9780794532871
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  • Item #: 070492
    ISBN: 9780794540197
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

     If you have students who love to visit museums and interact with objects and exhibits, then they will love the ‘virtual tour’ that is featured in this fascinating full-color museum activity book. Readers are taken on a guided tour of a local museum where they discover secrets of the universe, play games from ancient times, walk among dinosaurs, and interact with hands-on exhibits. Playful pages will invite children to spot objects, solve puzzles, and doodle as they encounter fascinating “Did You Know” facts. Along each step of their tour, children are also prompted to place the colorful stickers that are located at the back of the book in special places throughout the consumable text. All in all, this educational resource is sure to entertain and captivate even the most reluctant learner. A basic answer key is included in the back. 80 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 002141
    ISBN: 9780794534721
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  • Item #: 022042
    ISBN: 9780794508937
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.24
  • Item #: 000325
    ISBN: 9780811816885
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Includes full-color art book, activity book, and large format poster.

  • Item #: 020953
    ISBN: 9780794533656
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.79
    A simple and cute drawing book that uses basic shapes such as triangles, ovals, and squares to create varied subjects. Simple step-by-step instructions guide children as they fill the pages with anything from spaceships to bunny rabbits to fairies. More of an activity book than something you would use as art curriculum, this book might serve well at restaurants, on car trips or on a rainy day. Each two-page spread is a different setting, beckoning for different creatures or objects. For example, one page is a town at night and the artist is prompted to draw alley cats atop the walls. The drawing instructions usually have 4-6 steps, starting with a subject's most basic shape and gradually adding to it. Softcover, 95 pages.
  • Item #: 064204
    ISBN: 9780794537128
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

      This is the cutest little fingerprint-art book for your littles! It includes 50 activity pages in a book that lies flat. Attached to the back cover is a large ink pad (2” x 8”) with 7 vibrant colors. The instructions are easy to follow; you see the beginning of a picture on each page and add to it by dabbing a finger to the ink pad and stamping the page with your inky finger. You might be adding eggs to a nest, making butterflies in the sky, or putting passengers into cars! Once the ink is dry (and your fingers have been washed) you draw over your fingerprints with a black pen to add some detail like arms and eyes. These little creatures are so simple and so cute, you will want to create even more on blank paper! Once your book is complete, you can make up stories about your creations! Each activity page is about 6” x 8” and many cover a 2-page spread.

     

  • Item #: 062680
    ISBN: 9780794534752
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

    This is a fun little book that is a self-contained gift for someone special. It includes a hardcover, but spiral-bound book with 60 pages of fun activity pages to complete. Attached to the extended back cover is a large inkpad (about 2” x 7”) with 7 bright rainbow colors and a lid. The idea is that your child adds their fingerprints to the illustrated pages. When the ink dries, you can draw on your fingerprint and make a little character. Since each of the colors on the inkpad touch each other, you can even get some fun color blends going! If you want to switch colors, just wipe off your finger with a wet wipe or paper towel and keep printing away! When you are all done, wash hands with soap & water. With the spiral binding, the pages lie nice and flat as you are working on your masterpiece. Something like this would be a great sibling gift or for someone with a new baby. 10” x 8.5” overall, book is 7” x 8.5” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 010088
    ISBN: 9780824968205
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Creativity through art experiences enhance development and learning in young children. Most of us manage some sort of early art experiences, but, with so many time constraints, my attempts certainly lack originality. The projects in this book provide a wide variety of art experiences which were specifically chosen to enhance such skills as eye-hand coordination, small muscle development, problem solving, and decision making. They use basic materials we probably already have around. A whole section of recipes is provided to make pastes, clays, doughs and paints. Each activity is well-presented, making it super-easy to use. Instructions are amplified with generous illustrations. Basic instructions are supplemented with "More Art Fun" suggestions should we have the desire and time to extend the activity. Most projects require a minimum of direction and allow for a lot of creativity on the child's part. There are over 80 art projects divided into sections titled Glue, Paper, Paint, Clay & Dough, Markers, Crayons and Recycled & Found Art. You can skip around, pick and choose and pull out a fun-to-do art activity according to your mood, time or supplies on hand. This will make it a whole lot easier for me to look like an inspired mom!

  • Item #: 039472
    ISBN: 9780880885966
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50
  • Item #: 052637
    ISBN: 9780794530181
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.34

    Teach and inspire; what we hope kids get from art books. This inviting hardcover book is spiral bound to lie flat as you enjoy each spread. One side shows a famous work of art; the other gives suggestions to do with kids mimicking principles or techniques from that famous painting. Illustrations accompany each direction, providing samples of what your works of art may look like. For example, an image of French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas' Four Ballerinas inspires a chalk activity to create soft-focus animals and trees. A modern painting by Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII, is the basis for a stamping technique kids can easily do using cardboard, plastic lids, and a pencil eraser to make owls and sailboats. Short captions around the original paintings tell about artist's techniques and show you how to achieve the same effect. A necessary materials list is contained at the front of the book, which is made up of mostly basic craft items. The table of contents is arranged by activity: drawing, printing, painting, making models, and cutting and pasting. 48 pages offers a hands-on, interesting first look at a wide variety of different mediums and styles of art. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 046552
    ISBN: 9780794521035
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.54

    It doesn't have to be summer to enjoy this book! With over 500 stickers and 13 colorful scenes, you can enjoy a picnic in the park, a day on the beach, or a local fair regardless of the weather. Most scenes cover a two page spread and all contain an illustrated background (such as trees, water, coral reefs, people, and animals), but with plenty of "open space" to decorate with your stickers. The stickers vary in size and shape (most are at least a couple of inches), with cute cartoon illustrations of teddy bear families, dogs, children, fish, monkeys, crocodiles, insects, boats and more. The stickers are grouped and assigned to specific scenes, but of course you can mix and match! Book measures 12" x 9 ½". 24 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 044985
    ISBN: 9780794528423
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.14

    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 #: 032342
    ISBN: 9780794515911
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.24
  • Item #: 013763
    ISBN: 9780794523244
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.34

    Whether you are traveling cross-country, abroad, or simply enjoying a stay-cation this year, this fantastic activity book may be exactly what you are looking for to combine fun with learning while keeping little minds and hands busy. Activities vary from stickers (includes over 150!), doodling/drawing, puzzles, mazes, and lots, lots more! Not just your typical activities, kids will learn interesting things about different countries and use their math and logic skills too. Activities will take you across the world and even into outer space. With all the great discoveries found here, your children will have little time for boredom! Answers included. Another quality learning resource from Usborne. 96 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 000328
    ISBN: 9780811813358
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Includes full-color art book, activity book, and large format poster.

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99

     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 #: 060897
    ISBN: 9780794532741
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49
  • Item #: 000330
    ISBN: 9780811816908
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.25
  • Item #: 014543
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
  • Item #: 025301
    ISBN: 9780794512231
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

    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 #: 000329
    ISBN: 9780811820295
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Includes full-color art book, instructional leaflet, and 6 decorated art sheets.

  • Item #: 006688
    ISBN: 9780794533458
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99

    Challenge yourself with this book of Animal Mazes, Monster Mazes, and Treasure Mazes. Each of the three sections feature 12-14 colorful mazes, often on a two-page spread, other times with just one maze per page. Each maze comes with a little storyline about the main characters, Cat and Mouse, and you must help them find their way wherever they are going or help them solve different puzzles. Their adventure takes them to many different scenes and lots of different challenges. Will you help them get all the way from the beginning to the end of the book (and their big adventure)? Answers are included at the end of each section. ~ Megan