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Children's books about the arts

Last Updated: 10-Mar-2016

This guide lists children's books and young adult literature about the arts and artists including the performing arts.

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Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NE546 .P6 T65 2015
Ages 7-13; Gr.2-5
Simon Pulse edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3613 .O77938 N68 2015
Lexile measure 910; Ages 14 and up; Gr.9-12
Cover image of Mix it up
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PQ2680 .U53 C6813 2014
Ages 3-6; PrK-Gr.2
First Edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3552 .R848 A6 2014
Gr.3-6
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3563 .Y363 M8 2015
K-Gr.3
Cover image of The noisy paintbox
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ND699 .K3 R67 2014
Lexile measure AD630L; Ages 5-9; Gr.PrK-gr.3
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » N8354 .O86 2014
Ages 7-13
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ND259 .K33 M66 2014
Ages 4-8; gr.2-5
Cover image of Draw!
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3553 .O47645 D73 2014 F
Ages 4-8; Gr.K-gr.2
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3604 .E4753 D36 2014
Lexile measure AD1100L; Ages 5-8; Gr.K-3
Cover image of The iridenscence of birds
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ND553 .M37 M25 2014
Lexile measure AD240L; Ages 4-8; Gr.K-3
Ages 5-8; Gr.1-3; Coretta Scott King illustrator award winner, 2015
Cover image of Go
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC1000 .K53 2013
Lexile measure 1100; Ages 10 and up; gr.8-12
London ; Boston : Walker, 2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6052 .R6173 W565 2008 F
Lexile measure AD480; Book level 3; Ages 4-8; gr. k-2.  We also have this in Spanish--see "Other books" link.
Cover image of Diego Rivera
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ND259 .R5 R83 2013
Lexile measure 980; gr.5-8

Other books

Cover image of The bird king
1st American ed. New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC994.5 .T36 A4 2013
Ages 11-15, gr. 7-12
1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .A623 C48 2004
Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9199.4 .W383 C48 2007
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ND259 .R5 T57 2011
Awards: Pura Belpré Illustrator award, 2012.; Lexile measure 1040; Book level 4.9; Ages 5-10, gr. K-3
1st ed. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3568 .E8964 D68 2003
Lexile measure 500; Ages 5-9; Grade level 2.1; Realistic fiction, gr. K-3
1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC975.5 .S39 A2 2011
Awards: Sibert Honor Book, 2012; Ages 10-15; Autobiography, gr. 5-8
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » N6537 .C54 A2 2012
Ages 8-12; biography; gr. 5-8
1st U.S. ed. New York : Walker, 2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3622 .E4356 G73 2010
Ages 5-9; Book level 5.3; Realistic Fiction, gr. 1-3
1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » E185.6 .H515 2003
Lexile measure 1270; ages 11-18; book level 6; general nonfiction, gr. 8-12
Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC993 .E392 E4413 2006
1st ed. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1998.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3556 .L589 I57 1998
1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC975.5 .Y68 A2 2011 F
Ages 7-14, gr. 5-9
Cover image of Leonardo, beautiful dreamer
1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » N6923 .L33 B97 2003 F
Lexile measure 1120; Ages 10-14; Grade level 5.9; Nonfiction, gr. 4-8
New York : Putnam, c2001.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NB1230 .F75 2001 F
Lexile measure 660; Book level 4.6; Ages 5-12; Biography and Autobiography; gr. 4-7
1st ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3618 .O354464 M4 2012 F
Cover image of Me, Frida
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3614 .O9275 M4 2010
Book level 3.6; Ages 6-10, gr. 1-3
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NA4670 .M33 2003 F
Lexile measure 1340; Book level 8.4; Ages 9 and up, gr. 5-9
1. ed. en español. México, D.F. : Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2000
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6052 .R6173 W55 2000 F
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » N6537 .B4 G74 2003
Cover image of The shape game
1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC978.5 .B768 B76 2003
1. ed. en español. México : Fondo de Cultural Económica, 2004.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR6052 .R6173 S4818 2004
1st ed. New York : Knopf, 1980.
Green Library » Stacks » PN2287 .P57 A37
Autobiography and biography, gr. 9-12
Cover image of The wall
1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » NC975.5 .S57 A2 2007 F
Ages 9-15; book level 5.2; autobiography; informational, gr. 7-12.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3607 .R4527 W48 1997