Art Through Children's Literature by Debi Englebaugh
Publication Date: 1994-12-15
The award-winning illustrations of 57 Caldecott Books (1938-1994) have inspired a multitude of lessons that guide students in creating art with similar qualities. Focusing on such principles and elements as line, color, texture, shape, value, and space, these classroom-tested projects have step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and detailed illustrations for teachers who have little or no art training. Various art media are explored, including pencil, crayon, marker, colored pencil, chalk, stencils, collage, watercolor, tempera, color mixing, and printmaking. These projects use limited materials so they're great for the classroom as well as the art room.
The Important Books by Joseph Stanton
Publication Date: 2005-08-18
The Important Books takes a look at some of the most significant and talked about authors, illustrators, and titles in the genre, including Maurice Sendak, Margaret Wise Brown, William Joyce, and Chris Van Allsburg. While focusing on those books that are distinguished by some degree of originality in both word and image, the author points out that the importance of picture books is not primarily pedagogical--they are not intended to serve as dumbed down versions of young adult or adult novels--and the audience for these great books is not solely children. Because the children's picture book is designed to provide the context for an intimate transaction involving the imaginations of both parent and child, there is a social value to the form that lends a special poignancy to the pleasure it provides.
1000 Illustrations for Children by Julia Schonlau
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
Discover beautiful and inspiring illustrations from children's stories in 1000 Illustrations for Children! Colorful, whimsical drawings fill the pages, brought to you by expert contributors from around the world, including: --Wolf Erlbruch (Germany) --Julia Wauters (France) --Nadia Budde (Germany) --Marije Tolman (The Netherlands) --Kitty Crowther (Belgium) --Suzy Lee (Korea) --Komako Sakai (Japan) --Owen Davey (UK) --Oliver Jeffers (USA) --Renato Moriconi (Brazil) --Rilla Alexander (Australia) --And many others
Alice to the Lighthouse by Juliet Dusinberre (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 1999-02-26
Alice to the Lighthouse is the first and only full-length study of the relation between children's literature and writing for adults. Lewis Carroll's Alice books created a revolution in writing for and about children which had repercussions not only for subsequent children's writers - such as Stevenson, Kipling, Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett and Mark Twain - but for Virginia Woolf and her generation. Virginia Woolf's celebration of writing as play rather than preaching is the twin of the Post-Impressionist art championed by Roger Fry. Dusinberre connects books for children in the late nineteenth century with developments in education and psychology, all of which feed into the modernism of the early twentieth century.
Children Draw by Marilyn J. S. Goodman
Publication Date: 2018-11-15
Children Draw is a concise, richly illustrated book, aimed at parents, teachers, and caretakers, that explores why children draw and the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters--from toddlers aged two to pre-adolescents aged twelve. Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, it guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children grow and change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers parents tips about encouraging children to express their ideas visually, age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media, as well as suggestions for making an art museum visit more meaningful--not to mention more fun--for both parents and kids. Packed with many delightful examples of children's art, Children Draw is an essential book for parents interested in their child's art activities.
Literature-Based Art and Music by Mildred Knight Laughlin; Terri Parker Street
Publication Date: 1991-11-25
Literature-Based Art & Music is both a guide to exciting books and a blueprint for rewarding activities that contribute to student achievement within elementary school programs. This book is the ideal handbook for achieving the goals of your curriculum, and an exciting addition to the Oryx Press Literature-Based Series.
Words about Pictures by Perry Nodelman
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books--books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of the verbal and visual aspects of picture books conveys more narrative information and stimulation than either medium could achieve alone. Moving from "baby" books, alphabet books, and word books to such well-known children's picture books as Nancy Ekholm Burkert's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gerald McDermott's Arrow to the Sun, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Nodelman reveals how picture-book narrative is affected by the exclusively visual information of picture-book design and illustration as well as by the relationships between pictures and their complementary texts.
Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary by Robert Bird (Editor); Matthew Jesse Jackson (Editor)
Publication Date: 2011-08-15
Two of the most striking manifestations of Soviet image culture were the children s book and the poster. Both of these forms testify to the alliance between experimental aesthetics and radical socialist ideology that held tenuously from the 1917 revolutions to the mid-1930s and did so much to shape a distinctly Soviet civilization. The children s books and posters in "Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary" plot the development of this new image culture alongside the formation of new social and cultural identities.Described here and set in context by experts in the field, the University of Chicago Library s collections of Soviet graphic art allow one to trace the complex relationship between Soviet ideology and aesthetic culture over a crucial period, from the beginning of Stalin s Great Breakthrough in 1928 to the reconstruction and regrouping that followed World War II."
Spiritual Care with Sick Children and Young People by Sally Nash; Paul Nash; Kathryn Darby
Publication Date: 2015-08-21
Exploring both principles and best practice of the spiritual care of sick children and young people, this remarkable and inspiring book equips the reader to think critically and creatively about how to provide care in hospitals, hospices and other care contexts for ill and disabled children. Written for staff from any allied health discipline, the authors explore the potential spiritual needs and issues faced by sick children and young people. They provide evidence-based practice principles, and a range of activity-based interactions that empower the child or young person and expand discussion of meaning and identity. The book includes stories and multidisciplinary practice examples, as well as many ideas; practical activities; discussion of work with families, and also of the various tensions and issues that can emerge. Based on evidence-based practice and research carried out by the Chaplaincy Team at Birmingham Children's Hospital, the book will be helpful and inspiring reading for chaplains, nurses, play and youth workers, therapists and anyone else involved in the care of sick children and young people.
Picture Books for Looking and Learning by Sylvia S. Marantz
Publication Date: 1992-07-24
With the art in 43 award-winning books as your palette, and the author's constructive insight and guidance for support, you can introduce the elements of design and explore the various media used by illustrators. Clear explanations of terms and styles, and exciting new ways to extend art and social studies activities are included along with explanations of the techniques that artists employ to achieve their desired effects.