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Baby Einstein My Favorite Colors
Julie Aigner-Clark
0786819049
Apr 2003
Paperback
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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E. L. Konigsburg
0689853548
October 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburg won the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and her brother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents a lesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere -- to...


The Dot
Peter H. Reynolds
0763619612
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
A frustrated grade school artist, Vashti sits slumped over her blank piece of paper at the end of art class. "I just CAN'T draw!" she tells her teacher. Her teacher first uses wit, then subtle yet clever encouragement to inspire her student to go beyond her insecurities and become, in the words of a younger boy who "can’t" draw either, "a really great artist."

Peter H. Reynolds crafts a quiet, pleasing story in The Dot--one that will strike a chord with children who have outgrown the self-assurance of kindergarten and begun to doubt their own greatness. His marvelous watercolor, ink, and, yes, tea illustrations are appealing in a Quentin Blakey way, especially as Vashti begins to go wild with her dots. The delightfully open-ended conclusion will have readers of all ages contemplating how they can make their own mark...



Experimental Slips and Human Error
Bernard J. Baars
0306438666
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
This work makes three valuable contributions to the study of human slips and errors. It presents current data and theory; it is a complete source for the methodology and results of a 15 year laboratory research program; and it explores the overall architecture of voluntary control. Dr. Baars' work will occupy an important position in the renewed interest in the role of concious experience in the nervous system.


From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E. L. Konigsburg
0689711816
August 1987
Paperback
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Book Review
After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburg won the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and her brother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents a lesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO...


Leonardo Da Vinci
Ann Rachlin
0812018281
Apr 1994
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-These brief series entries show a young Leonardo da Vinci astounding adults with his talents and versatility; Michelangelo being apprenticed at an early age; Picasso growing up as the son of a painter; and Toulouse-Lautrec suffering through a boyhood of crippling illness, cushioned by rich and indulgent parents. Some of the subjects' early work is reproduced as examples of their early interest in art, but only the last page of each slim title contains examples of their mature masterpieces. Hart includes fictionalized dialogue and softens some of the harsher realities of the men's lives. Although simply structured and phrased, the text uses many complicated and unfamiliar family and place names without the benefit of a pronunciation guide or glossary. The books are well designed, and the...


Discovering Great Artists: Hands-on Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters
MaryAnn F. Kohl
0935607099
September 2003
Paperback
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The Crocodile's True Colors
Eva Montanari
0823024350
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-First published in Italy, this book intends to introduce youngsters to a handful of art terms: expressionism, cubism, futurism, abstractionism, and dadaism. Master Elephant defines each one in one or two brief sentences as, in turn, a lion, rhino, gazelle, giraffe, and monkey in a school in "the grassy fields of Africa" paints a picture of a crocodile that lives in the river below. At the end of the lesson, Crocodile comes out of the water and looks at the other animals as they watch him, and he uses some of the techniques to paint a picture of them. Here readers get the chance to see if they understand the terms that were previously introduced. The one- and two-page full-color illustrations are folklike and artsy; some of them extend the text, but others confuse it. For example, when...


Learning Environments for Young Children
Sandra Feinberg
0838907369
Aug 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
This book focuses on making public libraries developmentally appropriate learning environments for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. The first section covers the theories and practices for librarians to provide social and physical environments in which they, parents, administrators, and the community work together with young children. Each chapter is extensively researched and has its own bibliography. The second section describes the methodologies, strategies, and tools for an "Early Childhood Quality Review" (ECQR), a self-evaluation process. The third section gives replicable questionnaires, observation guides, and other documentation aids necessary to evaluate spaces, programs, and resources. Whether a library chooses to do an ECQR or not, this is a valuable book for its insights into...


Chasing Vermeer
Blue Balliett
0439372976
May 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In the classic tradition of E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, debut author Blue Balliett introduces readers to another pair of precocious kids on an artful quest full of patterns, puzzles, and the power of blue M&Ms. Eleven year old Petra and Calder may be in the same sixth grade class, but they barely know each other. It’s only after a near collision during a museum field trip that they discover their shared worship of art, their teacher Ms. Hussey, and the blue candy that doesn’t melt in your hands. Their burgeoning friendship is strengthened when a creative thief steals a valuable Vermeer painting en route to Chicago, their home town. When the thief leaves a trail of public clues via the newspaper, Petra and Calder decide to try and recover the painting themselves....


El Hombre Mofle / Muffler Man
Tito Campos
1558853189
May 2000
(Hardcover) - Spanish
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From School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Chuy Garc'a misses his dad, who left their small town in Mexico the year before for the United States with promises to send for his wife and son as soon as he found work. In the interim, the boy gets a job cleaning up at the muffler shop where his dad used to work, encouraged by the supportive proprietor, Don C‚sar. During the course of the summer, Chuy learns that the statue made from old muffler parts that hangs outside the shop is the creative work of his father. With his wages and a generous gift from Don C‚sar, he and his mother are able to move north and reunite the family. There he aids his demoralized dad in building new muffler men, so that eventually the man can support the family with his artistic ventures. The folksy prose with its gently delivered message is extended by...


Babar's Museum of Art
Laurent de Brunhoff
0810945975
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
On one of their weekly balloon flights over Celesteville, Babar and Celeste notice that the railroad station is standing empty. Elephants, it seems, now prefer cars over trains. Interestingly, although Babar comments on the roads "jammed with traffic," he and his queen decide to focus on the other issue--the abandoned station. Celeste comes up with an idea to turn it into a museum to house their art collection, and soon an architect is drawing up plans and workers are renovating the building. When the great day of the opening arrives, what a show! The royal couple had acquired some pretty impressive and well known works of art--all featuring elephants, of course. Laurent de Brunhoff outdoes himself with the real-life art-inspired paintings and sculptures, from Mary Cassatt’s "Mother and Child" to Edvard Munch’s...


Chasing Vermeer
Blue Balliett
0439372941
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
In the classic tradition of E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, debut author Blue Balliett introduces readers to another pair of precocious kids on an artful quest full of patterns, puzzles, and the power of blue M&Ms. Eleven year old Petra and Calder may be in the same sixth grade class, but they barely know each other. It’s only after a near collision during a museum field trip that they discover their shared worship of art, their teacher Ms. Hussey, and the blue candy that doesn’t melt in your hands. Their burgeoning friendship is strengthened when a creative thief steals a valuable Vermeer painting en route to Chicago, their home town. When the thief leaves a trail of public clues via the newspaper, Petra and Calder decide to try and recover the painting themselves....


The Big Book of Teen Rooms
Leisure Arts
1574862359
July 2001
Paperback
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Elmo's World: Animals!
Random House
0375813365
June 2001
Board Book
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Book Description
Elmo loves animals! Toddlers will love lifting the flaps and discovering all different kinds of animals and the things they do.

Inside Flap Copy
Elmo loves animals! Toddlers will love lifting the flaps and discovering all different kinds of animals and the things they do.


Dan's Angel
Alexander Sturgis
1929132476
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-Dan skateboards to a museum, and goes in to see paintings "-full of strange and beautiful things." While he senses that some had stories to tell, he realizes, "You can't read paintings like you can read books." A voice tells him otherwise: it's Fra Angelico's Angel Gabriel, who flies out of The Annunciation and accompanies the boy through the galleries. From Sandro Botticelli (whose sleeping Mars and watchful Venus show the power of love over war) to Pablo Picasso (whose weeping woman mourns the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War) and beyond, they use their eyes and their common sense to deepen their appreciation of the artwork. A dozen paintings are reproduced (all but two are European), all set against colorful backgrounds and peopled by Child's distinctively wonderful cartoons of children, adults,...


Baby Food
Saxton Freymann
0439110211
March 2006
Board Book
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Book Review
Imagine a lamb with a cauliflower body. A baby mouse made of radishes. A yellow-pepper bunny and a lemon bear cub. Yes, Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers--the creators of How Are You Peeling?, Dog Food, and more--are back, this time constructing baby animals out of fruits and vegetables. Each page features a crisp photograph of an adorable baby creature creatively crafted from produce, contrasted with a bold, solid-color backdrop, and identified by name (puppy, kitten, baby alligator, etc.). Children will learn the unusual names of various baby animals (kangaroo joey, seal pup, spiderling, owlet) while they're giggling at the notion of an onion kitten or potato duckling. You'd have to be made of a very hard vegetable indeed to deny the charms of a tiny peanut owl or a kiwi monkey. Irresistible! (Baby to...


How the Zebra Got It's Stripes
Golden Books
0307988708
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
As a group of African animals hang out at the local watering hole, they share funny stories about how the zebra got its stripes. At the end of the book, fun facts explain why zebras really have stripes. For any child intrigued by zebras, this colorful, informative book is a must!

From the Inside Flap
As a group of African animals hang out at the local watering hole, they share funny stories about how the zebra got its stripes. At the end of the book, fun facts explain why zebras really have stripes. For any child intrigued by zebras, this colorful, informative book is a must!

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