Alas, the notion that we librarians are able to spend our work days reading blissfully in silence at our desks is a lovely fantasy but quite far from reality. So it's wonderful when we do get a chance to spend time talking about award winning books and reading recommendations and what great reads are not to be missed.
Here are a few of my very favorite art books that are fantastic choices for all ages and especially artists and teachers looking for inspiration.
|© 2012 Abrams Appleseed|
|©2008 Eerdmans Books for Young Readers|
This sweet little red wagon made me think of sublime poet William Carlos Williams.
Melissa Sweet's 2008 picture book biography of him, A River of Words, is not to be missed.
I've written about Melissa Sweet many times on this blog; I can't help it! I just love her work.
Let us take a look at how she illustrates the same lovely poem in the 2014 poetry book, Firefly July: year of very short poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko.
|©2014 Candlewick Press|
So much depends on a library card and access to beautiful books. The Usborne Book of Art Projects is one my favorite series for art technique. Here's a beautiful tissue paper collage from it to get you started on your own colorful path which I hope includes a library card but may or may not include white chickens.
|©2004 Usborne Publishing|