Children & Teens Books of the Week

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If Da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur Cover Image
By Amy Newbold, Greg Newbold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780884486671
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 2nd, 2018

If da Vinci Painted A Dinosaur (Tilbury House, $17.95), what would it look like? What about one painted by Navajo artist Harrison Begay, trailblazer Frida Kahlo, or naïve artist Grandma Moses? In this playful introduction to art history, Greg Newbold imitates classic artworks from nineteen diverse artists, whimsically inserting dinosaurs and other prehistoric surprises into each image. Amy Newbold writes cleverly about dinosaurs surfing, dancing, grazing, and even stopping to smell the flowers in Mary Cassatt’s garden. Thumbnail biographies of the artists and information about various dinosaur species make this a perfect gift for budding paleontologists and artists alike. Ages 6-10. Margaret Orto

Blast from the Past
Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall's Life and Art Cover Image
By Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524717513
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Marc Chagall frequently included windows in his paintings, and later in life he began creating them out of stained glass. Barb Rosenstock uses the same framing device to tell Chagall’s life story, describing what he saw Through the Window (Knopf, $17.99) of various buildings across the globe as he grew from a child into a man. Mary GrandPré pays tribute to his signature style in her illustrations, capturing the whimsy and warmth of his oeuvre even when depicting the hardships he faced as he weathered the storms of anti-Semitism and two world wars. This is a must-have for dreamers everywhere. Ages 7-10. Janet Minichiello

YA Pick
Origami and Haiku: Inspired by Japanese Artwork Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536202731
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Published: Nosy Crow - October 23rd, 2018

A mere square of paper can be turned into a flower or a crane with only a few folds, just as only a few lines of a poem can elicit the sensation of being outside in nature or falling in love. These two art forms, along with works from the British Museum’s collection, come together in Origami and Haiku: Inspired by Japanese Artwork (Nosy Crow, $15.00) to form a treasure trove of Japanese culture. Try your hand at a simple boat that was inspired by a famous wave with the peak of Mt. Fuji in the distance. Ages 9-12. Heidi Ashton Yoon