Tuesday, July 10, 2012

For Your Little Museum Goer

Art and Artists for Kids
The library circulates passes to three area art museums: the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Florence Griswold Museum. Each provides discounted admission. If you have a little artist in your home, here's a short list of titles about art, artists, and museum going.

Picture Books and Easy Readers
Babar's Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff
You Can't Take a Balloon to the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline P. Weitzman
Matthew's Dream by Leo Lionni
Bridget's Beret by Tom Lichtenheld
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Artist Ted by Andrea Beaty
Maisy Goes to the Museum by Lucy Cousins
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer
Fancy Nancy at the Museum by Jane O'Connor
Katie's Sunday Afternoon by James Mayhew
Art's Supplies by Chris Tougas
Fancy Nancy, Aspiring Artist by Jane O'Connor
Ready to Dream by Donna Jo Napoli and Elena Furrow
There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky by Teri Sloat

More About Artists
Franz Marc : The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Ed Young : The House That Baba Built : an Artist's Childhood in China
Mark Chagall : A Picture for Marc by Eric A. Kimmel
Diego Rivera : Diego Rivera : His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh
Allen Say : Drawing From Memory
Claude Monet : Katy & the Waterlily Pond by James Mayhew
Andy Warhol :  Fabulous : A Portrait of Andy Warhol by Bonnie Christensen
Piet Mondrian :  Coppernickel Goes Mondrian by Wouter van Reek
Leonardo : Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd
Pablo Picasso : Just Behave, Pablo Picasso by Jonah Winter
Modern Artists : Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin Zalben
Dadaism : Mimi's Dada Catifesto by Shelley Jackson
Artist's Childhoods : Before They Were Famous : How Seven Artists Got Their Start by Bob Raczka