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Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ali, a contemporary boy in Baghdad, loves calligraphy and, just as his hero, Yakut, did in the 13th century, finds creating beauty to be a refuge from the trials of war. Stylized collage illustrations evoke the elegance of Arabic art.