Here you will find a list of my favorite art books and websites. Please take a look at them!
1. Famous Athletes, dancers, or other kinesthetically talented people
Cohen, D, & Cohen, S. (1987). Young and famous: sports' newest superstars. Simon Pulse.
Learn about some amazing people in sports such as Kristie Phillips, David Rivers, and Mike Tyson in this book for kids.
O, J. (1992). Comeback!: four true stories. Random House Books for Young Readers.
Sorley, K, Butler, J, & , C. (1979). Ballet for boys and girls. Prentice Hall
2. Books about moving one's body using fine- or gross-motor skills
Smithyman, K, Kalman, B, & Crabtree, M. (2003). Active kids. Crabtree Publishing Company.
Luby, T. (1998). Children's book of yoga: games & exercises mimic plants & animals & objects. Clear Light Pub.
Roche, A. (2005). Cartooning: the only cartooning book you'll ever need to be the artist you've always wanted to be. Lark Books (NC)
Lepscky, I. (1982). Amadeus mozart. Barrons Juveniles.
Nichols, J, & Nichols, J. (1992). Women music makers: an introduction to women composers. Walker & Co.
Venezia, M. (1997). The beatles. Childrens Pr.
4. Instruments, singing and making music with found objects
Sharth, S. (2002). Brass instruments. The Childs World Inc.
Giacobello, J. (1997). Choosing a career in music. Rosen Publishing Group.
Hart, A, Mantell, P, & Trezzo, L. (1993). Kids make music!: clapping & tapping from bach to rock. Williamson Pub.
5. Picture Books with songs as text to tell a story
Westcott, N, & , . (1988). Down by the bay. Crown Books for Young Readers.
Raffi, & Wolff, A. (1997). Baby beluga. Crown Books for Young Readers.
Bernard, N, & Ann, M. (1990). The lady with the alligator purse. Little Brown & Co.
6. Famous Artists
Finger, B. (2010). 13 american artists children should know. Prestel Pub.
Schümann, B. (2009). Thirteen women artists children should know. Prestel Pub.
Wenzel, A. (2009). 13 artists children should know. Prestel Pub.
7. Learning to Look at Art - art elements and viewing different types of art
Richardson, J. (1997). Looking at pictures ; an introduction to art for young people. New York City: Harry N. Abrams.
Dunn, C. (2000). Looking at art. Hodder Arnold.
Brunhoff, L. (2003). Babar's museum of art: (closed mondays). Harry N Abrams Inc.
8. Drama for children - script writing, Reader's Theater links, tips for using the how to mobilize the class and create a production
Fredericks, A. (1993). Frantic frogs and other frankly fractured folktales for readers theatre. Teacher Ideas Pr.
Burdett, L, Shakespeare, W, & Branagh, K. (2000). Hamlet for kids. Firefly Books Ltd.
Barchers, S, & Pfeffinger, C. (2009). Multi-grade readers theatre: picture book authors and illustrators. Teacher Ideas Press.
9. Theater games and activities to build public speaking skills
Bany-Winters, L. (1997). On stage: theater games and activities for kids. Chicago Review Pr.
Spolin, V. (1986). Theater games for the classroom: a teacher's handbook. Northwestern Univ Pr.
Levy, G. (2005). 112 acting games: a comprehensive workbook of theatre games for developing acting skills. Meriwether Pub.
10. Books that would help you teach all types of arts
Hartland, J. (2002). Henri matisse: drawing with scissors. Hubsta Ltd.
Venezia, M. (1997). Andy warhol (getting to know the world's greatest artists). CT: Children's Press.
Kohl, M. (2010). Art with anything: 52 weeks of fun using everyday stuff. Gryphon House, Inc.
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