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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 #: 067902
    ISBN: 9780794537531
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    Introduce the history of classical music to kids in a colorful and informative book with loads of illustrations (Usborne style!) The text is short and easy to understand; you will learn the essence of a rich and lengthy history in a simplified form. Topics include an explanation of classical music, writing music, music & religion, music for entertainment/operas/ballet, orchestra, concerts, music & monarchy/painting/nature, words & music, and music & science/technology. A timeline from about 2000 BC to late 19th century reviews the book (and those mentioned previously). On every other page is a QR code to scan and hear samples of the music presented on the page. Perfect for the musically inclined or not. 8x11”, 33pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 051083
    ISBN: 9780794531232
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    Most art books talk more about the painting itself than the artist. Here you learn about the person first. Kids learn things they won't get in just any old art book. Learn about the artist as a kid themselves, what they liked to do, and who inspired them. Most of the 35 artists are featured over two-page spreads, with more prolific artists getting four pages. There is a narrative, examples of their work, some representation of the person and where they come from, with snippets of information around the pages with funny little illustrations so it's not all so serious looking. Your students will like the easy-to-read format. This is not a text book, though there is a lot of information in this book. Use it as a starting point for a unit study on art and let kids choose a person to focus on. I think kids who are interested in art or museums will really enjoy this one. ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 020882
    ISBN: 9780794532024
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    Introduce kids to famous works of art with the help of stickers! Each two-page spread explains a simple art appreciation topic such as shapes, faces, places, or patterns. Several small reproductions of famous artwork appear on each page accompanied by captions. The art reproductions are printed faintly, because they're waiting for the vibrant, matching stickers to make them pop! Kids will enjoy watching the paintings come to life as they select and apply the corresponding stickers. There's more to this book than matching paintings: geometric stickers in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns give budding artists opportunities to respond to creative prompts within the book. Kids will create their own still life using flower stickers, form Picasso-style faces, and shape a seaside collage with photo stickers of seashells. 24 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • 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 #: 063601
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  • Item #: 018005
    ISBN: 9780794528331
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams.

    Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the "Prehistoric World" (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pages. Stephanie

  • Item #: 063598
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  • Item #: 020176
    ISBN: 9780531225394
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  • Item #: 070491
    ISBN: 9780794540289
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    This full-color activity book provides children with a series of forty map-themed mazes to explore and complete. The map mazes direct youngsters to travel across continents, walk the streets of world-famous cities, and explore long-lost lands. This super collection of mazes gradually becomes more challenging as young people move through the book. A complete solution guide or answer key is included at the back of this well-designed publication. Measures 10" x 12". 64 pgs, pb. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 067893
    ISBN: 9780794539825
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  • Item #: 067889
    ISBN: 9780794538767
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  • Item #: 057663
    ISBN: 9781579129569
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    Some art books are too young, some are too much, well this one is juuuust right for your middle schoolers. Young readers can have a look at famous artists like Van Eyck & Vermeer, Manet & Monet, Klimt & Munch as they also learn art vocabulary. Explore 32 different artists! Lots of color photos and illustrations bring the text to life. Everything from cave paintings to portraiture to learning about museums! You could read it front to back or use it as a reference when looking at a certain time period or location. It is a lovely hardcover book that is certainly gift-worthy. Inside the front cover is an 8.5 x 8.5" envelope with five coloring pages outlining works from Dali, Cassatt, Seurat, Monet, and DaVinci. Add some Prismacolor pencils and you will have one happy young artist! Hc, 96pp, 10x10". ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 012109
    ISBN: 9781887840316
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    This biography about Leonardo is interesting and well written. It shares the details of his life from the time of his boyhood in Vinci, Italy, to his death 67 years later. Though Leonardo produced many famous paintings, his achievements spread far beyond the world of art. He studied astronomy, botany, anatomy, and geology, and was a great inventor as well. The author brings this ideal Renaissance man to life in this easy to read biography. Several black/white sketches illustrate the book. 181 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 071206
    ISBN: 9780794539047
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    Gain valuable information about our fascinating world as you explore the 15 big and beautiful maps featured in this picture atlas. Geography students will be challenged to find famous landmarks, discover where various animals and people groups live around the world, study the flags of the world and identify the capital city of each country, and so much more! This attractive and nicely organized full-color atlas would be an excellent supplement to any elementary geography study. Measures 9"x 11 1/2". 40 pgs, hc. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 067888
    ISBN: 9780794537982
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  • Item #: 065698
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    This is one of those inexpensive, craft room staples that once you have used it, you will find loads of projects to use it for! It is a liquid that, when dry, creates a thick, shiny, clear coating onto your paper crafts, jewelry, photo art or what have you. You could tint it blue and use it for water in a diorama with your Safari animal figures! It's great for holding beads or glitter in place. Save the time of layering coat after coat onto your projects. Drying time will vary according to thickness. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 065495
    ISBN: 9780794534547
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    Using the magic water brush on your magic pages, watch beautiful colors appear in the designs (magically!) Flowers, boats, owl, butterflies, a teepee village and more! Simply dip the brush pen in water and and float it across the page. A coated inside flap goes under the image to keep paint from seeping through. 12 pgs (8.5x9.5)

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 062050
    ISBN: 9780753472187
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  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. – John

  • Item #: 028445
    ISBN: 9780679847595
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    I came across this novel at a library book sale when I was younger, and I read it many times! The heroines, Pauline, Petrova and Posy, are three orphans who have been adopted by "Great Uncle Matthew" (often referred to as G.U.M.), a famous fossil hunter. Although he has been gone exploring the world for years, the three girls are growing up at his estate under the care of Nana, their old nurse, and Sylvia, G.U.M.'s great-niece. With funds finally running low, Sylvia and Nana decide to take in boarders, and teach the girls at home. Fortunately, two doctors and a dance instructor come to board, and while the doctors volunteer to teach the girls, the dance instructor suggests that they join the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training, which will train them for free, then take a percentage of their pay when they are working. The girls apply themselves seriously to their work, each developing talents in different areas. However, the question remains, will G.U.M. ever return, and will Pauline, Petrova and Posy become famous performers? 234 pgs, pb. By Noel Streatfield. – Jess

  • Item #: 014905
    ISBN: 9780794541262
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  • 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