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An ongoing compilation of books/articles/magazines that I use as inspiration for lesson planning or share with students to inspire their art-making.

ALPHABET BOOKS:

Baker, K. (2010). LMNO Peas. NY, NY: Beach Lane Books.

Castella, K. & Boyl, B. (2005). Discovering Nature’s Alphabet. Berkley, CA: Heyday Books.

Johnson, S. T. (2008). A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet. NY, NY: Simon & Schuster.

ART BOOKS:

Micklethwait, L. (2004). Animals: A First Art Book. London, UK: Frances Lincoln Limited.

Micklethwait, L.. (2005). Children: A First Art Book. London, UK: Frances Lincoln Limited.

Micklethwait, L. (2006). Colors: A First Art Book. London, UK: Frances Lincoln Limited.

Phaidon Press Editors. (2005). The Art Book for Children. London, UK: Phaidon Press.

ART ED. BOOKS:

Olson, J. (1992). Envisioning writing: Toward an integration of drawing and writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Simpson, J., Delaney, J., Carroll, K., Hamilton, C., Kay, S., Kerlavage, M., et al. (1998). Creating meaning through art: Teacher as choice maker. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

CHILDREN’S STORY BOOKS:

Barrett, J. (1982). Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Boston, MA: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Keats, E.J. (1976). The Snowy Day. Boston, MA: Puffins.

Laden, N. (2000). Roberto The Insect Architect. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

Piven, H. (2010). My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil. Boston, MA: Schwartz & Wade.

Portis, A. (2011). Not A Box. Boston, MA: Harper Festival.

Sousa, J. (2006). A Guide to Looking at Art: Faces, Places, and Inner Spaces. NY, NY: Harry N. Abrams.

Wiesner, D. (2010). Art & Max. Boston, MA: Clarion Books.

MAGAZINES:

School Arts Magazine. Worchester, MA: Davis Publications.

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