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Keyword: art

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Steptoe, Javaka (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, art, artists, Black history, city life, creativity, family life, individuality, Jean-Michel Basquiat, mental health, New York City, painting, street life
 
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The Red Pencil

Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Author)
Evans, Shane W. (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2014. 326 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, civil war, discrimination, education, environment, family life, female protagonist, first-person narration, free verse, gender roles, genocides, grief, loss, migration, novels in verse, refugees, Sudan
 
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Pablo Picasso

Geis, Patricia (Author/Illustrator)
Princeton Architectural Press 2014. 16 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, art appreciation, artists, creativity, Cubism (art), interactive books, Pablo Picasso
 
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Eliza and Her Monsters

Zappia, Francesca (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2017. 388 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, family life, fandom, female protagonist, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, identity, monsters, multigenre, multimodal, self-esteem, stereotypes, webcomics
 
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Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations

Opini, Bathsheba (Author)
Lee, Richard B. (Author)
Annick Press 2011. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Africa, art, creativity, cultures, history, illustrations (photographs), inventions
 
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Still Life With Tornado

King, A.S. (Author)
Penguin Random House 2016. 296 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, art, homelessness, magic realism, mental health, multiple narrators, multiple personalities, point of view, psychology, secrets, survival, trauma, unreliable narrator
 
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All Good Children

Austen, Catherine (Author)
Orca 2011. 304 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, company towns, creativity, dystopia, first-person narration, friendship, school life, socio-economic disparity, technology
 
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Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest Coast

Reid, Ian (Illustrator)
Native Northwest (Group)
Native Northwest 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Animals, art, Canadian symbols, cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, multiple illustrators, symbolism, totem poles
 
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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Days of Christmas

McKowen, Scott (Illustrator)
Firefly Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: 12 Days of Christmas, art, Christmas, counting, cumulative stories, gifts, songs
 
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Awkward

Chmakova, Svetlana (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2015. 224 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Art, clubs, competitions, disabilities, first romantic relationships, friendship, inclusion, popularity, school life, science, stereotypes, teachers
 
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Whale Shines: An Artistic Tale

Robinson, Fiona (Author/Illustrator)
Abrams 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, creativity, identity, marine animals, oceans, speech bubbles, underwater life, whales
 
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Get Into Art Animals

Brooks, Susie (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Animals, art, artists, creativity, painting, visual art
 
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The Wonder

Hanson, Faye (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, creativity, dreams, imagination, school life
 
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Seen Art?

Scieszka, Jon (Author)
Smith, Lane (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2005. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, art appreciation, artists, Museum of Modern Art (New York), museums, New York City, preferences, wordplay
 
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Why’d They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History

Albee, Sarah (Author)
National Geographic Society 2015. 192 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, costumes, fashion, fashion trends, history, illustrations (photographs), textiles, uniforms
 
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Terezín: Voices From the Holocaust

Thomson, Ruth (Author)
Candlewick Press 2013. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, community, Czech Republic, discrimination, ghetto, illustrations (photographs), Jewish history, primary documents, survival, Terezin, war, World War II
 
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Carmine: A Little More Red

Sweet, Melissa (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Alphabet, art, fractured stories, grandmothers, painting, red (colour), Red Riding Hood, speech bubbles, wolves
 
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Virginia Wolf

Maclear, Kyo (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, depressions (psychological), family life, gardens, imagination, non-traditional text layout, selflessness, sisters
 
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Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2015. 136 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, art, city life, cultures, discrimination, identity, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, youth
 
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The Never Weres

Smyth, Fiona (Author/Illustrator)
Annick Press 2011. 256 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, art, city life, dystopia, friendship, future, genetics, graphic novels, missing persons, mystery, technology
 
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I’ll Give You the Sun

Nelson, Jandy (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 380 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, forgiveness, healing, loss, multiple narrators, twins
 
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Rookie Yearbook Four

Gevinson, Tavi (Editor)
Penguin Random House 2015. 354 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adolescence, anthologies, art, fashion, feminism, friendship, girls, multiple authors, multiple illustrators, photography, relationships, school life, self-esteem, sexuality, survival, women
 
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The Dot

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, creativity, dots, drawing, perseverance, self-confidence, self-expression
 
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Art & Max

Wiesner, David (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, creativity, differences, friendship, Impressionism (Art), Jackson Pollock, lizards, open-mindedness, painting
 
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The Night Gardener

Fan, Terry (Author/Illustrator)
Fan, Eric (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2016. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, community, creativity, gardens, intergenerational relationships, magic, mentors, orphans, transformation
 
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My Art Book

Lock, Deborah (Editor)
DK 2011. 80 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, art appreciation, art history, instructions, painting
 
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The Paint Box

Trottier, Maxine (Author)
East, Stella (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, children’s rights, compassion, Italy, slavery, women’s rights
 
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Learning the Ropes

Polak, Monique (Author)
Orca 2015. 162 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, circus, competitions, first-person narration, friendship, Montréal, school life, summer camps
 
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2014. 368 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, families, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, homosexuality, LGBTQ, sexual identity
 
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The Great Art Treasure Hunt: I Spy Red, Yellow, and Blue

Kutschbach, Doris (Author)
Penguin Random House 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, artists, colours, painting, seek-and-find book, visual art
 
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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Anderson, M.T. (Author)
Candlewick Press 2015. 456 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, Communism, Dmitri Shostakovich, history, music, narrative non-fiction, politics, Russia, World War II
 
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Quest

Becker, Aaron (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2014. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, art, colours, friendship, imaginary creatures, imaginary world, magic, wordless book
 
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Look!: Really Smart Art

Wolfe, Gillian (Author)
Quarto 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, art appreciation, art techniques, optical illusions, painting, perspectives
 
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Augustine

Watt, Mélanie (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, illustrations (acrylic), moving (household), new students, penguins, school life
 
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

Rosenstock, Barb (Author)
GrandPré, Mary (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Abstract art, art, artists, individuality, narrative non-fiction, painting, synesthesia, Vasily Kandinsky
 
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City Alphabet

Schwartz, Joanne (Author)
Beam, Matt (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2009. 60 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Alphabet, art, city life, illustrations (photographs), one word per page, perspectives
 
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Picturescape

Gutiérrez, Elisa (Author/Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, Canada, Canadian art, fantasy, imagination, museums, storytelling, wordless book
 
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Omar on Ice

Kovalski, Maryann (Author/Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2002. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, bears, friendship, ice skating, school life, self-confidence
 
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The Man With the Violin

Stinson, Kathy (Author)
Petričić, Dušan (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, listening, music, music appreciation, musicians, subways, violins
 
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Alexander Calder

Geis, Patricia (Author/Illustrator)
Princeton Architectural Press 2014. 16 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Alexander Calder, art, artists, creativity, interactive books, sculptures
 
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The Pencil

Ahlberg, Allan (Author)
Ingman, Bruce (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, cause and effect, creativity, drawing, problem-solving, recurrent language
 
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The Art Lesson

dePaola, Tomie (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1997. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, creativity, drawing, individuality, problem-solving
 
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Rabbityness

Empson, Jo (Author/Illustrator)
Child’s Play 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, creativity, grief, individuality, loss, rabbits
 
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Olivia

Falconer, Ian (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2000. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, everyday life, families, humour, imagination, pigs
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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K
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The First Drawing

Gerstein, Mordicai (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, cave paintings, imagination, inventions, painting, prehistory, second-person narration
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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6
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Journey

Becker, Aaron (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, art, creativity, friendship, imaginary world, imagination, journeys, magic, wordless book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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K
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6
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Ish

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, creativity, drawing, perceptions, self-confidence, self-expression
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
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Degas and the Little Dancer: A Story About Edgar Degas

Anholt, Laurence (Author/Illustrator)
Barron’s 1996. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Art, artists, ballerinas, Edgar Degas, Impressionism (Art), sculptures
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
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2
ELA
K
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6
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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6
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The Museum

Verde, Susan (Author)
Reynolds, Peter H. (Illustrator)
Abrams 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, creativity, first-person narration, museums, stories in rhyme
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
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6
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ESL
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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