Cloth Lullaby

The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Author: Amy Novesky

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129165

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3159

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise’s own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois’s childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Cloth Lullaby

The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Author: Amy Novesky

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781419718816

Category:

Page: 40

View: 8240

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise's own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois's childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.
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The Honeybee

Author: Kirsten Hall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481469983

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 355

Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. Bzzz… What’s that? Do you hear it? You’re near it. It’s closer, it’s coming, it’s buzzing, it’s humming… A BEE! With zooming, vibrant verse by Kirsten Hall and buzzy, beautiful illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault, this celebration of the critically important honeybee is a honey-sweet treasure of a picture book.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Darkest Dark

Author: Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316362824

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9483

Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible. Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark. But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Once Upon a Northern Night

Author: Jean E. Pendziwol

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554984025

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 1955

In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane. As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights - all framed by the frost on the window. Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of the magic of a northern winter night where, even as a child slumbers, the world outside does not rest but continues its own natural rhythms. Isabelle Arsenault's spare, beautifully rendered illustrations, with their subtle but striking use of color, make us feel that we too are experiencing the enchantment of that northern night. They simultaneously evoke winter's nighttime life and the cozy warmth and security of a beloved child's sleep.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Runaway Girl

The Artist Louise Bourgeois

Author: Jan Greenberg,Sandra Jordan

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810942370

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1374

Introduces the life of renowned modern artist Louise Bourgeois, who is known primarily for her sculptures.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Me, Frida

Author: Amy Novesky

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613124457

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6353

Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous artist Diego Rivera. But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Colette's Lost Pet

Author: Isabelle Arsenault

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553536613

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2995

Colette can't find something to talk about with the new kids in the neighborhood...so she invents a pet! Her fib quickly escalates, and suddenly her parakeet is a larger-than-life world-traveler named Marie Antoinette. Have her new friends figured out her secret? What will they do? This charming story both clearly identifies the struggle of navigating a different experience, and demonstrates to kids a lovely and welcoming way to treat someone new in their community.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Love Is a Truck

Author: Amy Novesky

Publisher: Cameron

ISBN: 9781937359867

Category:

Page: 24

View: 2898

Celebrates a child's love for a variety of trucks, from fire engines to cement mixers to ice cream trucks.
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Georgia in Hawaii

When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted what She Pleased

Author: Amy Novesky,Yuyi Morales

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0152054200

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1935

In 1939, artist Georgia O'Keeffe creates nearly twenty paintings as she tours the Hawaiian islands, but refuses to paint pictures of pineapples the way her sponsors tell her to.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Migrant

Author: Maxine Trottier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888999757

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4533

Anna, the daughter of migrant farm workers, feels like different animals as she follows her family as they travel looking for work.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The White Cat and the Monk

A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”

Author: Jo Ellen Bogart

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554987814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7716

A monk leads a simple life. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking. The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

What Can I Be?

Author: Ann Rand

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5954

Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid King, is sure to delight children with its superb graphics and vivid palette. Triangles, squares, circles, lines, and colors spring to life in various and creative formations as they ask, "What can I be?" A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things?
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Tell Me What to Dream About

Author: Giselle Potter

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books

ISBN: 0385374232

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7612

At bedtime, a little girl asks her big sister to tell her what to dream about and together they imagine the possibilities.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Iridescence of Birds

A Book About Henri Matisse

Author: Patricia MacLachlan

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466876646

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4793

If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper. A Neal Porter Book
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Virginia Wolf

Author: Kyo Mackear

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771380942

Category: Mood (Psychology)

Page: N.A

View: 2844

When Virginia wakes up feeling "wolfish," her sister, Vanessa, tries to cheer her up. After treats, funny faces and other efforts fail, Vanessa begins to paint a glorious mural depicting the world of the sisters' imagination. Will it help lift Virginia from her doldrums?
Posted in Mood (Psychology)

Jane, the Fox and Me

Author: Isabelle Arsenault,Fanny Britt

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554983614

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 101

View: 492

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies - Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Hélène identifies strongly with Jane's tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship. Leaving the outcasts' tent one night, Hélène encounters a fox, a beautiful creature with whom she shares a moment of connection. But when Suzanne Lipsky frightens the fox away, insisting that it must be rabid, Hélène's despair becomes even more pronounced: now she believes that only a diseased and dangerous creature would ever voluntarily approach her. But then a new girl joins the outcasts' circle, Géraldine, who does not even appear to notice that she is in danger of becoming an outcast herself. And before long Hélène realizes that the less time she spends worrying about what the other girls say is wrong with her, the more able she is to believe that there is nothing wrong at all. This emotionally honest and visually stunning graphic novel reveals the casual brutality of which children are capable, but also assures readers that redemption can be found through connecting with another, whether the other is a friend, a fictional character or even, amazingly, a fox.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Twinkle Lullaby Book

Author: Ladybird

Publisher: Ladybird Books

ISBN: 9781409308485

Category: Board books

Page: 10

View: 984

Soothe your baby to sleep with this innovative touch-and-feel lullaby book from ladybird. Feel the soft textures together as you read the well-known lullabies, then have fun finding the little pictures in the big pictures on every page.
Posted in Board books

You Belong Here

Author: M. H. Clark

Publisher: Compendium Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938298998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 500

"The stars belong in the deep night sky, and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you. So begins this classic bedtime book, richly illustrated by award-winning artist Isabelle Arsenault. The pages journey around the world, observing plants and animals everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong. A beautiful title for new babies, adoptive families, and children of all ages. ----------- You are a dream that the world once dreamt, And now you are part of its song. That's why you are here, in the place where you're meant, For this is right where you belong."
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Boundweave

Author: Clotilde Barrett

Publisher: Weavers Journal

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hand weaving

Page: 92

View: 3305

Posted in Hand weaving