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American Gothic - the life of Grant Wood by Wood, Susan, 1965- author. American Gothic - the life of Grant Wood

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) became the father of Regionalism - an artistic movement that celebrated the real-life surroundings of the people. American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.

Sep 17, 2017
An eye for color - the story of Josef Albers by Wing, Natasha. An eye for color - the story of Josef Albers

The painter Joseph Albers saw art in simple things. Late in his career, he began painting squares of solid, unmixed color, one within another to study the colors and their interactions.

Sep 16, 2017
Antonio's apprenticeship - painting a fresco in Renaissance Italy by Morrison, Taylor. Antonio's apprenticeship - painting a fresco in Renaissance Italy

As an apprentice in his uncle's studio, Antonio learns that creating beautiful frescoes for a Florentine chapel demands tedious chores, long hours, and unending patience.

Sep 16, 2017
Apple harvest by Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author. Apple harvest

Engage readers with the story of a trip to the apple orchard. Readers are introduced to the harvesting of apples in fall, such as picking, and making apples into their favorite treats.

Sep 15, 2017
Archaeology - cool women who dig by Yasuda, Anita, author. Archaeology - cool women who dig

Our ancestors did not always write down their history, so archaeologists search for clues to learn more about how people once lived. In Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig, readers ages 9 through 12 dig into the past through the challenges and successes of three dynamic women working in the field today. Chelsea Rose is a historical archaeologist with Southern Oregon University, Alexandra Jones runs Archaeology in the Community in Washington, DC, and Justine Benanty is a maritime archaeologist from N

Sep 15, 2017
Around the world - Playing by Brundle, Joanna, author. Around the world - Playing

One of a selection in a series of vibrantly illustrated and engaging books for beginner readers that also gives them their first exposure to an assortment of information from different cultures and countries. This book from the "Around The World" series includes children and their games from 24 different countries including: Italy, Namibia, Philippines, Russia, Canada, Greece, Thailand, China, France, Sweden, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Ghana, Spain, Cambodia, Laos, India, Botswana, Myanmar, Indone

Sep 15, 2017
Art up close - from ancient to modern by D'Harcourt, Claire, 1960- author. Art up close - from ancient to modern

Sep 15, 2017
Artists who created great works by Cush, Cathie, 1957- author. Artists who created great works

Covers 20 artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century discussing their lives and times, the inspiration behind their works, and their places in art history.

Sep 16, 2017
At the poles by Spilsbury, Louise, author. At the poles

Examines the challenges scientists face while studying the polar regions and reasons why the work is important, and discusses living conditions, survival techniques, and the technology they use.

Sep 16, 2017
Basketballogy by Sylvester, Kevin Basketballogy

Sep 13, 2017
Batman - the world of the Dark Knight by Wallace, Daniel, 1970- Batman - the world of the Dark Knight

A fan's reference to Batman's entire career profiles his most significant adventures, allies, romances, and enemies while documenting how his character has evolved throughout the decades.

Sep 16, 2017
Big blue forever - the story of Canada's largest blue whale skeleton by Miettunen, Anita, author. Big blue forever - the story of Canada's largest blue whale skeleton

"Big Blue Forever is inspired by the true story of how a blue whale skeleton found on a remote beach in PEI was shipped cross country and reassembled for permanent display at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This unique Canadian adventure story is complemented with intriguing facts about blue whales and their environment, and the fascinating process that museums go through to uncover, prepare, and reassemble skeletons for display and study."--Publisher's website, http://www.reddeerpress.com/Detail

Sep 13, 2017
Big cats by Simon, Seymour, author. Big cats

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of big cats.

Sep 14, 2017
Bighorn sheep by Gagne, Tammy. Bighorn sheep

Learn about where the Bighorn sheep lives, how it looks, and how it grows from a lamb to an adult Bighorn sheep ready to survive in the wild.

Sep 15, 2017
Birthdays around the world by Ruurs, Margriet, author. Birthdays around the world

"Every child in the world has a birthday. But how children celebrate this occasion depends on where they live. In this latest addition to the Around the World series, award-winning author Margriet Ruurs explores the fascinating ways that children experience birthdays. You'll meet fourteen kids from different countries, each celebrating a birthday according to their local traditions. Bram from Belgium never gets to sleep in on his birthday - his family wakes him up by clanging pots and pans. For

Sep 15, 2017
Bonnard from A to Z by Sellier, Marie. Bonnard from A to Z

Sep 16, 2017
Book of Bones - 10 Record-Breaking Animals by Balkan, Gabrielle/ Brewster, Sam (ILT) Book of Bones - 10 Record-Breaking Animals

Sep 13, 2017
Books! books! books! - explore the amazing collection of the British Library by Manning, Mick, author. Books! books! books! - explore the amazing collection of the British Library

Calling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection. A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint’s coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to t

Sep 15, 2017
Botticelli by Venezia, Mike. Botticelli

Examines the life and work of the Italian painter of the early Renaissance, describing and giving examples of his art.

Sep 16, 2017
Bound by ice - a true North Pole survival story by Wallace, Sandra Neil, author. Bound by ice - a true North Pole survival story

In the years following the Civil War, "Arctic fever" gripped the American public, fueled by myths of a fertile, tropical sea at the top of the world. Several explorers attempted to find a route to the North Pole, but none succeeded. Bound by Ice follows the journey of George Washington De Long and the crew of the USSJeannette, who departed San Francisco in the summer of 1879 hoping to find a route to the North Pole. However, in mid-September the ship became locked in ice north of Siberia and dri

Sep 18, 2017

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