Books for Artists and Sensitive Souls

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Some kids are clearly artists in the making—dreamers, sensitive souls, young minds curious about the world's hidden magic. For the budding artist in your life, pick up one of these great holiday titles!

A Child of Books Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Sam Winston (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690779
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Published: Candlewick - September 6th, 2016

From the illustrator/author of so many amazing titles including THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT comes a gorgeous picture book for all ages from toddler to adult. Yes, really. It’s about books and art and creating and questioning and imagining and exploring. It’s simply wonderful.

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By E. Nesbit, Antonio Javier Caparo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062404534
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Published: HarperCollins - October 18th, 2016

Classic Shakespearean plays retold by classic children’s author E. Nesbit? With beautiful illlustrations? Yes, yes, yes. What lovely way to introduce children to the Bard. And in case E. Nesbit isn’t familiar to you, here’s a great read from the New York Review of Books archives-- an article about her from 1964 by none other than Gore Vidal!

The Last True Love Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481429887
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 13th, 2016

A girl named Corrina who’s a musician and hoping for a chance to be the person she wants to be. A boy named Hendrix who’s a poet and also struggling because his dad is dead and his mom works long hours. A grandpa suffering from Alzheimer’s. A quest to take Gpa across country to the hill where he first kissed his wife, before disease steals the memory. A stolen car. A dog. An amazing new YA novel by one of the best contemporary authors for young people!

Why is Art Full of Naked People: And other vital questions about art Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500650806
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 18th, 2016

And from our everyday collection: this one answers all your kids’ tricky questions about art from caveman paintings to modern. A grand resource book that’s also a beautiful gift!

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