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Go Home Bay

Vande Griek, Susan (Author)
Milelli, Pascal (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Artists, Canadian art, creativity, illustrations (oil paint), mentors, painting, pastiche, stories in verse, Tom Thomson
 
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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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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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Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter

Herkert, Barbara (Author)
Swiatkowska, Gabi (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Abilities, artists, determination, gender roles, Impressionism (Art), individuality, Mary Cassatt, overcoming adversity, painting, women
 
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The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

Anholt, Laurence (Author/Illustrator)
Barron’s 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, Claude Monet, France, gardens, Impressionism (Art), inspiration, intergenerational relationships, painting
 
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Henri’s Scissors

Winter, Jeanette (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, creativity, determination, Henri Matisse, illustrations (acrylic), imagination, overcoming adversity, paper cut-outs
 
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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Bryant, Jen (Author)
Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, artists, Horace Pippin, narrative non-fiction, painting, World War I
 
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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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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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Ghost Train

Yee, Paul (Author)
Chan, Harvey (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2009. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Artists, Chinese labourers, construction, death, ghosts, immigration, railroads
 
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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2014. 128 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Anthologies, artists, cultural heritage, identity, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, multimodal, social justice
 
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The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Griffin, Adele (Author)
Soho Press 2014. 248 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Artists, creativity, death, fame, first romantic relationships, friendship, mental health, multimodal, mystery, New York City, perspectives, tragedy
 
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Me, Frida

Novesky, Amy (Author)
Diaz, David (Illustrator)
Abrams 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, Frida Kahlo, illustrations (acrylic), Mexico, narrative non-fiction, painting
 
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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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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

Samanci, Özge (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 192 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Artists, creativity, family life, illustrations (collage), memoir, self-discovery, Turkey
 
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Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Novesky, Amy (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Abrams 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, childhood, inspiration, Louise Bourgeois, mothers and daughters, overcoming adversity, sculptures, tapestries
 
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A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison

Ruurs, Margriet (Author)
Gibson, Katherine (Author)
Pajama Press 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, Canadian art, immigrants, painting, Ted Harrison, Yukon
 
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The Artist and Me

Peacock, Shane (Author)
Casson, Sophie (Illustrator)
Owlkids 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Artists, bullying, childhood, creativity, differences, first-person narration, memories, painting, Vincent Van Gogh
 
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Arctic Adventures: Tales From the Lives of Inuit Artists

Rivera, Raquel (Author)
Marton, Jirina (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2007. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Arctic, artists, collected biography, ethnography, Inuit, short stories, survival
 
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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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Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

Novesky, Amy (Author)
Morales, Yuyi (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, creativity, Georgia O’Keeffe, Hawaii, painting
 
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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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The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

MacLachlan, Patricia (Author)
Hooper, Hadley (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2014. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, childhood, creativity, Henri Matisse, imagination, mothers and sons, painting
 
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When Emily Carr Met Woo

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Griffiths, Dean (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, British Columbia, Emily Carr, friendship, human-animal relationships, monkeys
 
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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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Frederick

Lionni, Leo (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1973. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Artists, community, individuality, mice, poetic language, seasons, talent, work
 
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The Scraps Book: Notes From a Colorful Life

Ehlert, Lois (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2014. 68 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, authors, illustrating, illustrations (collage), illustrators, Lois Ehlert, memoir
 
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Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail: A Story About Pablo Picasso

Anholt, Laurence (Author/Illustrator)
Barron’s 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, France, friendship, narrative non-fiction, overcoming adversity, Pablo Picasso, self-confidence
 
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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 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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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Mäko

Béziat, Julien (Author/Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arctic animals, artists, creativity, differences, overcoming adversity, walruses
 
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