Artist inspired books
Let inspiration draw you in with our Art Lovers bundle! Enhance your reading experience with our beautifully illustrated books and read with wonder. We’ve selected three books with different art styles to express the power of creative freedom.
Books Included in Bundle:
Who is it, Whoodini?
Written by Roman Yasiejko, illustrated by Gustavo Ramos
Follow the clues to reveal an unexpected surprise in this rhyming mystery read-aloud!
Eyes wide with surprise and necks twisting to see,
two owls whoo-hooted, “Now who could that be?”
When a mysterious bird crashes into a tree, two curious owls—Cahoots and Whoodini—set out to investigate. They fly down to interview their barnyard friends, but after gathering all the clues, they’re still stumped . . . until Whoodini overhears an unexpected hint. Clever clues, teamwork, and a delightful surprise ending await young detectives in this charming mystery.
The Whole World Inside Nan’s Soup
A rumination on our ability to recognize our interconnectedness with all people, that in order to eat a single meal, it takes the whole world to make it.
• Winner of Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers
• Every Child a Reader Honor Book
There’s something special bubbling in Nanni’s big metal pot. And it smells delicious! What ingredients might be inside? When Nanni lifts the lid on her soup, she reveals the whole world inside: from the seeds that grew into vegetables, to the gardeners who lovingly tended to the plants, to the sun, moon, and stars that shone their light above them. And, of course, no meal is complete without a recipe passed down generations of family, topped and finished with Nanni’s love. In this tender tale by award-winning author Hunter Liguore and artist Vikki Zhang, readers will marvel at how a community and world can come together to put on an unforgettable meal between a granddaughter and her Nanni.
Written and illustrated by Amalia Hoffman
A humorous celebration of imagination and creativity that invites kids to create their own monster masterpieces with everyday materials. Perfect for art lovers of all ages!
What’s the SCARIEST, MEANEST, the most TERRIBLE monster you can imagine? For one child, every proper monster means a green tongue! Pointy horns! And definitely extra sharp teeth. But what’s a kid to do when the entire family thinks their monster drawings are “cute” and not frightening at all? Maybe monsters aren’t what this child previously thought—and it might just take some thinking outside the box to reveal surprising lessons about fears and perceptions.
Using found objects like buttons, cereal, and string, along with traditional paints and fun cutouts, My Monsterpiece encourages children to pour over the details and look around them for materials that can be turned into art.
“Have the art table and smocks ready.” –Kirkus