Using old materials actually found around the house, Laurie Goldrich Wolf has created a treasure trove of ideas for making stylish and easy crafts in Recyclo-Gami (Running Press Kids, $14.95). Corkboards made from actual corks, old CDs turned into little bowls, and pretty paper-bead necklaces are just some of the many delights featured. With instructions simple enough to be followed without help, these projects will captivate young artists and offer a creative way to reuse odds and ends around the house. Ages 8-13. AJK
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By Laurie Goldrich Wolf, Bruce Wolf (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780762440528
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - March 8th, 2011

If you’ve ever been moved by Seurat’s dots or Duhrer’s textures, Look!: Really Smart Art (Frances Lincoln, $19.95) will inspire you take a closer look. Opening this beautiful book is like stepping into an art museum with author Gillian Wolfe as your insightful guide. Wolfe illuminates the techniques and themes of great artists like Chagall, Lichtenstein, and Hockney in accessible and entertaining prose. The projects suggested on each page encourage young artists to explore their own creativity. Ages 8-11. ES
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ISBN: 9781847800107
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Published: Lincoln Children's Books - March 1st, 2011

When Maria Anna Mozart practiced piano, her little brother would snuggle in the folds of her skirt, until one day, he reached for the keys. Soon, Maria and Wolfgang were performing all over Europe. By the time she was twelve, Maria was one of Europe’s best pianists. The children were best friends, but soon Wolfgang was touring alone. For the Love of Music (Tricycle Press, $16.99), Maria continued to compose and play all her life. Elizabeth Rusch’s portrait of this little-known musician is based on the Mozart family’s letters. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher’s rich collage illustrations incorporate reproductions of original sheet music. Ages 7-10. HWP
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By Elizabeth Rusch, Lou Fancher (Illustrator), Steve Johnson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582463261
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Published: Tricycle Press - February 8th, 2011