Art books for children
The Library holds a wonderful collection of books on art in all its diverse forms and expressions.
The list below is just a sample of the range to highlight the information quality, the presentation and type of topics covered. The junior non- fiction collection are titles selected for primary aged children and above, although a small number have also been recommended for younger children in the picture book section. The picture books are aimed at children aged between 3 to 6 years.
Junior Non- Fiction
Action Jackson - Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordon JNF 759.13
Art : Connections1 - Caroline Grimshaw. JNF 709
Artists & Designers: Australia's Best - Anna Fern & David Llewellyn JNF 700.922
Arts and Crafts of Indigenous Australia: Ceremonial Art - Linda Bruce & Jim Hilvert- Bruce JNF 700.994
Arts and Crafts of Indigenous Australia: Sculpture - Linda Bruce & Jim Hilvert- Bruce JNF 730.994
The Duke and the peasant: Life in the middle ages - Sister Wendy Beckett JNF 709.02
I spy: An alphabet in Art - Lucy Micklethwait JNF 759
In the Arts: Australia's Young Achievers - Nicolas Brasch JNF 709.2
Indigenous Australian Artists: Indigenous Australians - Linda Bruce et al JNF 704.039915
Imagine that! Activities & Adventures in surrealism: Art Explorers - Joyce Raimondo JNF 709.04
Leonardo's Horse - Jean fritz & Hudson Talbott JNF 730.92
Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures - Jane O' Connor
Museum ABC - The Metropolitan Museum of Art JNF 709.973
No one Saw: Ordinary things through the eyes of an artist - Bob Raczka JNF 759.06
Painting around the world - Di Lamont JNF 745
Seen Art? - Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith Museum of Modern Art NY. JNF 701.1
Tell me a picture - Quentin Blake JNF50.11
Under the spell of the moon: art for children from the world's great illustrators. JNF 821
The Usborne Book of Art Skills - Fiona Watt JNF 702
Visual Art: The Arts in Australia- Nicolas Brasch JNF 700
What is a Self-Portrait?: Art Alive - Ruth Thomson JNF 757
What they don't tell you about art- Catherine Charley JNF 700
Old bear's all - together painting, Hissey, J.
An abundance of animals, Vaughan, M
Albert the artist, Kolanovic, D.
The art lesson, DePaola, T.
Away! Away! , Hunt, J.
Ben's Colours, Opie, R.
The Class Artist, Karas, GB.
The colour of home, Hoffman, M.
Daisy drew an elephant, Dugan, M .
Edward's Magic Paintbox, Leach, H.
Gregory and the magic line, Piggot, D.
Frida, Winter, J.
# I spy: An alphabet in Art, Micklethwait, L JNF 759
Katie and the bathers, Mayhew, J.
Katie and the Mona Lisa, Mayhew, J.
Katie and the sunflowers, Mayhew, J.
Little Mouse’s Painting, Wolkstein, D.
Luke’s Way of Looking, Wheatley, N.
Lunchtime for a purple snake, Ziefert, H.
# Math-terpieces: the art of problem solving, Tang, G. JNF510 TANG
Mrs Millie’s Painting, Ottley, M.
Morris the artist, Segal, L.
Museum ABC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art JNF 709.973
My Many Coloured Days, Dr Seuss
# No one Saw: Ordinary things through the eyes of an artist, Raczka, B JNF 759.06
Peter’s Picture, Gorbachev, V.
# Sophie’s Masterpiece : a spider’s tale, Spinelli, E. JNF 398.2 Tales
The shape game , Browne, A.
Uh-Oh Leonardo! Sabuda, R
Wait! No Paint, Whatley, B
Willy’s Pictures, Browne, A
The themes in the above list are varied. Some relate directly to a particular artist, how art can relate to everyday life, or how art can be used as a tool even by young children to express feelings.