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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau Cover Image
By Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802853646
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2012

Self-taught, Henri Rousseau died in poverty but lives on in his powerful, imaginative paintings. Watercolor and acrylic illustrations (5-9).


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Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780761461326
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Published: Two Lions - April 1st, 2012

Three friends explore the ways of viewing and thinking about sculpture, and of creating their own. Vibrant mixed-media illustrations (5-7).


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Me and Momma and Big John Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, William Low (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763643591
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 28th, 2012

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).


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A Boy Called Dickens Cover Image
By Deborah Hopkinson, John Hendrix (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375867323
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 10th, 2012

The hardships and dreams of a young British boy foreshadow his great literary achievements. Haunting pen and ink and acrylic illustrations (7-9).

 

 


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Emily and Carlo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580892742
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 1st, 2012

Emily Dickinson’s life with her constant canine companion, black Newfoundland Carlo, is depicted with soft watercolors (7-10).


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Andrew Drew and Drew Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419703775
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - October 1st, 2012

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).


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Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803737587
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books - November 8th, 2012

A lyrical account of the life of the world famous French Impressionist Henri Matisse includes vibrant illustrations in his style (6-9).


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