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WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN: DJ KOOL HERC AND THE CREATION OF HIP HOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hill
Author's First Name: 
Laban Carrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Theodore
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Taylor III
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2013

Bright, stylized illustrations show young Jamaican Clive’s passion for music. He moved to New York’s Bronx and transformed into DJ Kool Herc by using two turntables to play hip-hop breaks for adoring street dancers, thereby creating a new American music form.

GO: A KIDD'S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kidd
Author's First Name: 
Chip
Publisher: 
Workman
Publication Date: 
2013

Kidd blends chatty, informative text with pleasing, colorful images that clarify this introduction to design theory. A brief list of design resources and creative project ideas for readers to apply Kidd’s advice complete this beautifully designed package.

What Is Art For?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This presentation from veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine will branch from the philosophical (what is art for?) to the practical (how to create empowered viewers and effective thinkers). An interactive Visual Thinking Strategies (vtshome.org) demonstration will illuminate both topics. Questions will be welcomed.

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daywalt
Author's First Name: 
Drew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Oliver
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Jeffers
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

d color and creativity (see the pink dinosaur and the black rainbow) will make everyone happy. A wonderful match of author and illustrator. Up to Seven. Edie Ching

The colors have voices in Duncan’s box of crayons, and each pens a grievance letter—red is “overworked,” purple is “very neat,” and gray is “tired.” A hilarious hierarchy in a box of crayons demonstrates that each should be equally valued.

DIEGO RIVERA: AN ARTIST FOR THE PEOPLE

An Artist for the People
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rubin
Author's First Name: 
Susan Goldman
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

 

 

Mexican Diego Rivera wanted all people to experience art. The illustrations and photographs in this view of his life complement text and thorough backmatter to reveal a formally trained, highly talented, and especially controversial man who painted for the masses.

 

ANDREW DREW AND DREW

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Saltzberg,
Author's First Name: 
Barney
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2012

Pages folded or halved carry Andrew's lines as he creates simple new shapes that wander through white space. Andrew remains in his red shoes, orange-striped shirt, and blue pants while his drawings become a dinosaur, rabbit, or night monster.

GEORGIA IN HAWAII: WHEN GEORGIA O'KEEFEE PAINTED WHAT SHE PLEASED

Georgia in Hawaii
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Novesky
Author's First Name: 
Amy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Yuyi
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Morales
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2012

Lush Hawaiian rainforests, fuchsia skies, and huge flowers thrilled Georgia O’Keeffe in 1939 when she visited to paint pineapples on commission. After a disagreement with her employer, she found an unusual solution. Digital assembly of acrylics on paper creates soft-edged paintings reminiscent of O’Keeffe’s own style.

MAGRITTE'S MARVELOUS HAT

Magritte's Marvelous Hat
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnson
Author's First Name: 
D. B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
D. B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Johnson
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2012

A dog plays the painter in this clever introduction to the Belgian surrealist, Magritte. When he attempts to control his muse (an impetuous bowler hat), a game of hide-and-seek ensues through mixed-media parodies of his famous paintings while cellophane pages enhance the visual tricks.

PAGE BY PAIGE

Page by Paige
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gulledge
Author's First Name: 
Laura Lee
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2011

A BOOK ABOUT COLOR: A CLEAR AND SIMPLE GUIDE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

Book About Color
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gonyea
Author's First Name: 
Mark
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2010

Vibrant color, geometric shapes, simple pictures, and clear language combine to introduce color theory: primary, secondary, warm, cool, complementary, and analogous colors as well as value and saturation. Informative and fun.

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