Art of the Picture Book - June 15, 2015

Art of the Picture Book
Monday, June 15, 2015

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Upcoming Art Classes & Workshops

Start creating this summer with Bubbler Junior arts- and STEM-based hands-on workshops for elementary schoolers.  We have a series of workshops happening across all nine libraries this summer with various topics and registration times.  Visit the Bubbler Junior page for more information and links to individual workshops.  Bubbler Junior is part of The Bubbler, and is partially funded by a two-year grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, awarded to the UW-Madison and Madison Public Library to study maker-based learning in children and teens.

Toddler Art Classes

Tuesdays, July 21 - August 11, 9:30 and 10:30 am (two classes) - Alicia Ashman Library
Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. Call 824-1780 to register for the four week series beginning July 7.
 
Bad Pirate
Kari-Lynn Winters
Barnacle Garrick is bold and saucy and selfish. And for a pirate captain, that's good, very good. And his crew are all scurvy sea dogs - selfish down to the last fleabitten scuttle-butt. And that's good too. But Augusta Garrick is shy, polite, and selfless. For pirates, that's bad, very bad. Despite her father's horrible example, the sea pup can't stop helping out. It just might take one terrible storm, a ripped sail, a missing peg leg and a panicked crew before Augusta can prove that being selfess is a bold and saucy move after all. And that's good, very good indeed.
 
 
Butterfly park
Elly MacKay
A young girl discovers a vacant park next door to her new house that is intended for butterflies, but when she has trouble getting butterflies to stay there, her new neighbors help her plant flowers to attract them.
 
 
 
Fatima loves helping her grandfather in the clementine orchard. When it is time to rest and enjoy the sweet clementines, Fatima shares with her friends the spiders. Now it is time for the harvest - the sweetest clementines will be sent to market so that the family can buy fish, olives and pistachios. But when Fatima and her grandfather go to harvest the clementines they are heartbroken. The orchard has been ransacked and is full of broken trees, crushed branches and trampled fruit. What is destroying the orchard? And what can be done to save it?
 
 
Float
Daniel Miyares
A wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain.
 
 
Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a special event, but this time she is frail. With encouragement from his mom, Xiao Le plays with and helps Grandma. When Grandma dies shortly thereafter, Xiao Le comforts his mom--reminding her that when it rains, Grandma is washing her clothes in the sky ... and that although the Perfume Village in heaven cannot be reached by train, it can be accessed by the heart. Fang Suzhen's moving story, with stunning illustrations by Sonja Danowski, is a powerful reminder that love transcends all.
 
 
Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war, hate and fear. Includes historical notes.
 
 
Ladybug Girl and The Best Ever Playdate
Jacky Davis and David Soman
Lulu is excited to play with the toy that her best friend Finny brings over, but when the toy loses a wheel and fixing it becomes a game in itself, Lulu realizes that it's even better to play with Finny.
 
 
Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training, is frustrated. Inspired by tiny Chibi Samurai's practice and skills, she works harder than ever--and makes a friend. Together, they show the power of perseverance, hard work, and cooperation when they wow the crowd at the Autumn Festival.
 
 
A boy has a strange dream and describes all sorts of backwards happenings that occurred as he moved through his dream.
 
 
After seeing a mariachi band, Antonio wants a guitar of his own but his father cannot afford one and gives Antonio a stick, instead, which leads Antonio to perform a series of good deeds, each of which provides a seemingly useless reward. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
 
 
The Stone Lion
Margaret Wild
Sometimes statues are granted a chance to become warm, breathing creatures. The stone lion has only one dream - to run, pounce and leap in the park across from where he sits. But one snowy night, when a baby is abandoned at his paws, he is compelled to think differently
 
 
Sophie's is hurt when the other children laugh at her painting of her favorite tree--but when she explains her painting everybody understands what she was trying to do.