Henri's Scissors - Jeanette Winter

Henri Matisse was an artist even as a child.  As a young man, he gave up a career in law to move to Paris and pursue his passion.  Throughout his career he pushed boundaries in his art.  As an elderly man, when illness kept him bound to his bed or wheelchair, Matisse’s spirit and innovation allowed him to continue to create art with Henri’s Scissors (Beach Lane, $16.99).  Jeanette Winter captures Matisse’s bold style and color choices in her own illustrations to depict this extraordinary life. Ages 5-9. KLP
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By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442464841
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 27th, 2013

Building Our House - Jonathan Bean

It’s not unusual to move from the city to the country, but this little girl’s family is moving to an empty weedy field. Soon they settle into a trailer, their “house on wheels,” where they live for a year and a half while they construct their new house. New experiences like having a frame-raising party with all their relatives make the long process into an exciting adventure. With charming illustrations and engaging text, Jonathan Bean recreates his own childhood experience Building Our House (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $17.99). Ages 5-8. HWP

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By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374380236
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 8th, 2013

The Interactive Art Book - Ron van der Meer, Frank Whitford

Every aspiring artist knows that you have to learn from the masters in order to perfect your craft. Ron Van Der Meer and Frank Whitford offer young people an entirely new way to do so with The Interactive Art Book (Insight Kids, $27.99). This volume, which includes pop-up versions of Vermeer’s camera obscura and Velasquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas as well as lift-the-flap elements and more, presents a wealth of information about art and how to make it in a way that is sure to engage and delight. Ages 10-15. JLM

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ISBN: 9781608871834
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Published: Insight Kids - March 12th, 2013