Books

For your convenience, Dive Into Art has compiled a list of recommended books. Titles in bold and marked with an asterisk (*) are essential, as they are referred to in specific lessons. Click on titles below for details.

Prehistoric
Caves of Lascaux The Cave of Lascaux—the Cave of Prehistoric Wall Paintings Brad Burnham
Painters of the Caves (National Geographic Society) Patricia Lauber
Asian
Hokusai One Day in Japan with Hokusai (Adventures in Art and Architecture) Julie Altmann
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain Deborah Kogan Ray
Zen Gardens Sky Sweeper* Phillis Gershator
Art of the Japanese Garden David Young
A to Zen: A Book of Japanese Culture Ruth Wells Yoshi
Ogata Korin Come Look With Me: Asian Art Kimberly Lane
T’ang Yin Come Look With Me: Asian Art Kimberly Lane
How To Read Chinese Paintings (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Maxwell K Hearn
Renaissance
Michelangelo Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Michelangelo Mike Venezia
Who Can Open Michelangelo’s Seven Seals? (Museum of Adventures) Thomas Brezina
Jan Van Eyck The Wedding: An Encounter with Jan van Eyck Elizabeth M. Rees
Leonardo da Vinci Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: da Vinci Mike Venezia
Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities Janis Herbert
Baroque
Rembrandt Van Rijn Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Rembrandt Mike Venezia
Rembrandt (Masterpieces: Artists and Their Works) Xavier Niz
Johannes Vermeer Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Johannes Vermeer Mike Venezia
The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven works of Art Bob Raczka
Post-Impressionism
Vincent Van Gogh Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Van Gogh Mike Venezia
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirley Stars* Joan Holub
Camille and the Sunflowers Laurence Anholt
Cubism
Pablo Picasso A Day with Picasso (Adventures in Art) Susanne Pfleger
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Picasso Mike Venezia
Surrealism
René Magritte Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: René Magritte* Mike Venezia
René Magritte: Now You See it Now You Don’t (Adventures in Art)* Angela Wenzel
Modern
Romare Bearden Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Bearden Claire Hartfield
Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories Jan Greenberg
Alexander Calder Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artsts: Alexander Calder Mike Venezia
Sandy’s Circus Tanya Lee Stone
Jim Henson Jim Henson: The Works-The Art, the Magic, the Imagination* Christopher Finch
Meet Jim Henson Susan Canizares
Jim Henson’s Doodle Dreams: Inspiration for Living Life Outside the Lines Jim Lewis
William Johnson Come Look With Me: Discovering African American Art for Children Jr. Rolling James Haywood
Li’l Sis and Uncle Willie : A Story Based on the Life and Paintings of William H. Johnson Gwen Everett
Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo: The Artist in The Blue House (Adventures inArt) Magdelena Holzhey
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artsts: Frida Kahlo Mike Venezia
Wassily Kandinsky Wasssily Kandinsky (The Life and Work of) Paul Flux
My Many Colored Days Theodore Geisel-Dr. Seuss
Dorothea Lange Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Dorothea Lange Mike Venezia
Children of the Dust Bowl: A True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Jerry Stanley
Louise Nevelson The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson (Jewish Museum of New York) Brooke Kamin Rapaport
13 Sculptures Children Should Know Angela Wenzel
Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place Barbara Buhler Lynes
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Georgia O’Keeffe Mike Venezia
Jackson Pollock Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Jackson Pollock Mike Venezia
Jackson Pollock (Artists in Their Time) Claire Oliver
Frederic Remington Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Frederic Remington Mike Venezia
Frederic Remington Sophia Craze
Diego Rivera Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Diego Rivera Mike Venezia
Diego Jonah Winter
Norman Rockwell Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Norman Rockwell Mike Venezia
Norman Rockwell: Storyteller with a Brush* Beverley Gherman
My Adventures as an Illustrator: Norman Rockwell Norman Rockwell
Auguste Rodin Auguste Rodin (The Life and Work of) Richard Tames
Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin Felicia Hoshino
Andy Warhol Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Andy Warhol Mike Venezia
Andy Warhol (Artists in their Time) Linda Bolton
Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright For Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities Kathleen Thorne-Thompson
Fallingwater: A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House* E. Kaufman Jr.
The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright Thomas A. Heinz
Impressionism
Mary Cassatt Suzette and the Puppy: A Story About Mary Cassatt Joan Sweeney
Mary Cassatt (The Life and Work of)* Ernestine Giesecke
Claude Monet Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Monet Mike Venezia
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet Laurence Anholt
Edgar Degas Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists – Edgar Degas Mike Venezia
Degas and The Little Dancer* Laurence Anholt
Bijou, Bonbon & Beau Joan Sweeney
Folk
Grandma Moses Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Grandma Moses Mike Venezia
The Year with Grandma Moses W. Nikola-Lisa
Abstract
David Hockney Canyon Eileen Cameron
B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet Pamela Duncan Edwards
Jasper Johns Where is Jasper Johns? (Adventures in Art) Debra Pearlman
US Western
Totem Poles Totem Tale: A Tall Story From Alaska Deb Vanasse
Totem Pole Diane Hoyt Goldsmith
Contemporary
Yann Arthus-Bertrand Earth From Above for Young Readers Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Earth From Above 365 Days Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Julian Beever Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever Julian Beever
The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions Al Seckel
Eric Carle A House for Hermit Crab* Eric Carle
Teamwork Ann Morris
The Art of Eric Carle Eric Carle
Dale Chihuly Glass: From Cinderella’s Slippers to Fiber Optics Ruth Kassinger
Chihuly: 365 Days Dale Chihuly
Faith Ringgold Tar Beach* Faith Ringgold
Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky Faith Ringgold
Abuela Arthur Dorros
Environmental
Andy Goldsworthy Time* Andy Goldsworthy
If You Find a Rock Peggy Christian
Natural: Simple Land Art Through the Seasons Marc Pouyet

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