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Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Among the unique projects included are earflap hats, a patchwork poncho, snail and butterfly pillows, a cupcake-shaped pin cushion..., and a sweater with an optional hood. With Kids Crochet, boys and girls learn how to crochet and also about crochet traditions around the world; where to go for help and materials; ideas about crocheting for charity; and, most importantly, how to be creative and imaginative with these new skills. Kids Crochet is the second title in STC's Kids Crafts Series (following Kids Embroidery/Fall 04 and preceding Kids Weaving/Fall 05).Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/1/2005Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book fo...llows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera's art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.Praise for Diego Rivera: An Artist for the PeopleSTARRED REVIEWWith engaging prose that is beautifully illustrated with Diego Rivera's paintings and murals, this spacious volume introduces the great Mexican artist to young people. Accompanied by crisply reproduced color images of both the bright, minutely detailed murals as well as archival photos of the artist at work, the accessible account discusses how Diego constructed his art...--Booklist, starred reviewA carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation.--Kirkus ReviewsThere is life to these pages, and breadth to its subject. Short enough to reward a wary reader but with enough context and clarity to bring Diego to life, Rubin takes a tricky guy for kids to know about and makes him precisely what he was: bigger than life.--School Library JournalEnhanced by gorgeously reproduced photos and artwork, Rubin's account follows the Mexican artist from his early drawings - as a small child, he was given free rein in a room covered with black canvas as high as he could reach - through his eventful, productive life.--The Washington PostBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/5/2013Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet.... Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto's Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography. Praise for Pluto's Secret Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered-style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X. --Kirkus Reviews This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction. --Booklist Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/12/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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In this fascinating story, readers spend a day with Thomas Jefferson as he and his grandson visit the vast plantation of Monticell...o. Readers learn about Jefferson; the gadgets and household items that he reinterpreted and the plow he invented; the famous house; the surrounding farms with their gardens, fields, factories, and mills; the workshops of the enslaved people on Mulberry Row; and much, much more.The book is illustrated with archival as well as newly commissioned illustrations and includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/4/2014Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous a...rtist Diego Rivera. It is the first time she has left her home in Mexico. And Frida wants to be a painter too. and#160; But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers more than the beauty, diversity, and exuberance of America. She finds the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time. and#160; Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar.Praise for Me, FridaThe writing is lucid, the emotions are universal, and the illustrations soar. Glowing with warm, vibrant colors, the charcoal and acrylic paintings create distinctive, statuesque people within imaginatively conceived landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors. and#8211;Booklist Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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The life of the great Pop Art painter Roy Lichtenstein, illustrated with his most famous artworks.and#160;In the newest of Abramsa...nd#8217; award-winning line of picture book biographies of artists, Susan Goldman Rubin evocatively explores Roy Lichtensteinand#8217;s work and life and his groundbreaking influence on the art world. In Royand#8217;s long career as a teacher, artist, and innovator, he changed the way that people thought about art and how artists thought about their subjects, challenging people to see familiar sights with new eyes.and#160;Classically trained in painting and drawing, Roy found inspiration from cartoons, newspaper comics, and childrenand#8217;s booksand#151;images most people didnand#8217;t consider and#147;seriousand#8221; art. He also chose to paint, in meticulous detail, the building blocks of paintingand#151;a single brushstroke or the back of a canvasand#151;drawing attention to the way that artists use these tools. Roy and the other Pop Artists, including Andy Warhol, broke down the rules about what makes proper subjects for fine art. In over a thousand paintings and numerous other works, Roy brought familiar images into new light and captured the imagination of the world. The book includes a bibliography, an index, and a list of museums where you can see Lichtensteinand#8217;s work.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed ...to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seasandmdash;a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British.Praise for Jean Laffite:Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate.--School Library JournalBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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No punches are pulled in this fascinating biography that covers the life and work of the prolific artist George Bellows. Having sp...ent most of his adult life in New York City, Bellows left behind an extraordinary body of work that captures life in this dynamic city: bustling street scenes, ringside views of boxing matches, and boys diving and swimming in the East River. Art reproductions and photographs from his youth round out the book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/1/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book fo...llows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera's art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.Praise for Diego Rivera: An Artist for the PeopleSTARRED REVIEWWith engaging prose that is beautifully illustrated with Diego Rivera's paintings and murals, this spacious volume introduces the great Mexican artist to young people. Accompanied by crisply reproduced color images of both the bright, minutely detailed murals as well as archival photos of the artist at work, the accessible account discusses how Diego constructed his art...--Booklist, starred reviewA carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation.--Kirkus ReviewsThere is life to these pages, and breadth to its subject. Short enough to reward a wary reader but with enough context and clarity to bring Diego to life, Rubin takes a tricky guy for kids to know about and makes him precisely what he was: bigger than life.--School Library JournalEnhanced by gorgeously reproduced photos and artwork, Rubin's account follows the Mexican artist from his early drawings - as a small child, he was given free rein in a room covered with black canvas as high as he could reach - through his eventful, productive life.--The Washington PostBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/5/2013Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$16.95 at Casa

People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet.... Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto's Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography. Praise for Pluto's Secret Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered-style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X. --Kirkus Reviews This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction. --Booklist Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/12/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$19.95 at Casa

Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elkand#8217;s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From re...counting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Billand#8217;s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elkand#8212;an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863and#8211;1950)and#8212;follows him from childhood through adulthood.S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine manand#8217;s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his peopleand#8212;and all peopleand#8212;understand their place in the circle of life.The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelsonand#8217;s signature art.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2010Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$16.95 at Casa

Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous a...rtist Diego Rivera. It is the first time she has left her home in Mexico. And Frida wants to be a painter too. and#160; But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers more than the beauty, diversity, and exuberance of America. She finds the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time. and#160; Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar.Praise for Me, FridaThe writing is lucid, the emotions are universal, and the illustrations soar. Glowing with warm, vibrant colors, the charcoal and acrylic paintings create distinctive, statuesque people within imaginatively conceived landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors. and#8211;Booklist Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$18.95 at Casa

This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed ...to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seasandmdash;a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British.Praise for Jean Laffite:Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate.--School Library JournalBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$18.95 at Casa

No punches are pulled in this fascinating biography that covers the life and work of the prolific artist George Bellows. Having sp...ent most of his adult life in New York City, Bellows left behind an extraordinary body of work that captures life in this dynamic city: bustling street scenes, ringside views of boxing matches, and boys diving and swimming in the East River. Art reproductions and photographs from his youth round out the book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/1/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$19.95 at AfterSchool.com

Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elkand#8217;s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From re...counting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Billand#8217;s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elkand#8212;an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863and#8211;1950)and#8212;follows him from childhood through adulthood.S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine manand#8217;s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his peopleand#8212;and all peopleand#8212;understand their place in the circle of life.The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelsonand#8217;s signature art.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2010Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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