Search Results: "National Gallery of Art"


BOOK REVIEW

AN EYE FOR ART by National Gallery of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Consider this a must-have art resource for all ages. (table of contents, timeline of artists) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Ingenious and wonderfully inviting, this is a well-conceived and beautifully produced compilation of brief biographies and selective insights into the lives and works of over 40 artists. Read full book review >

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AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF SONGS by National Gallery of Art
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Full notes on illustrations; song index. (Nonfiction. 3+)"
Fifty-six favorites, mostly folk songs but including a few patriotic songs, show tunes, Stephen Foster, etc., each with all its verses, a simple musical arrangement, and a handsome reproduction of art from the National Gallery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICASSO by Museum of Modern Art
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 28, 2014

"Though perhaps too much for newcomers to the path-breaking artist, handsome and authoritative for those beyond introductions."
A scholarly but accessible survey of prominent pieces from the heart of Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) cubist period, rich in opportunities for visual deep dives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Children may need an adult's help to understand the significance of the illustrations, but this thoughtfully designed book deserves attention and a place on the crowded shelf of Noah's Ark retellings. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
A wide variety of works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection and those of other museums serve as the illustrations in this retelling of the Old Testament tale of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU FIND IT? by Judith Cressy
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A color-coded answer key appends the text. (Picture book. 5+)"
It's Where's Waldo for the sophisticated set when the Metropolitan Museum puts together a selection of paintings from its collection and asks readers to identify small details in each work of art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An enticing guide to the museum's extensive exhibits."
A literary companion to the Smithsonian's soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUTSIDE by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A pleasant-enough exploration of the outside world. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about their environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BOOK OF ANIMAL OPPOSITES by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Take this one to the zoo. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Excellent nature photography, even in this small (6 inches square) board-book format, will intrigue young animal lovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS! by National Geographic
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"These busy arrangements require an older audience and a different format. (Board book. 2-3)"
Though bright and bold, this exploration of color demonstrates a dreary understanding of tots' abilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >