Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine
Self-taught, Henri Rousseau died in poverty but lives on in his powerful, imaginative paintings. Watercolor and acrylic illustrations (5-9).
Three friends explore the ways of viewing and thinking about sculpture, and of creating their own. Vibrant mixed-media illustrations (5-7).
John is proud of his mother, who works as a stonecutter at New York’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Luminous digital painting (6-8).
The hardships and dreams of a young British boy foreshadow his great literary achievements. Haunting pen and ink and acrylic illustrations (7-9).
Emily Dickinson’s life with her constant canine companion, black Newfoundland Carlo, is depicted with soft watercolors (7-10).
Unlike Harold, whose purple crayon drew him into adventure, for Andrew drawing itself is the adventure. Die-cut pages show where Andrew’s pencil takes him (6-9).
A lyrical account of the life of the world famous French Impressionist Henri Matisse includes vibrant illustrations in his style (6-9).