Staff Picks: Non-Fiction Children's Books

Staff Picks: Non-Fiction Children's Books

  • Museum Exclusive
    Front cover of the book What Can Colors Do? Pages from the book What Can Colors Do?

    What Can Colors Do?

    $16.95
    There's a rainbow of ways to think about colors. Colors pop and shine.  Cool colors make us shiver, while warm colors heat us up. They can even express our moods, from feeling blue to being tickled pink. What Can Colors Do? introduces children to...
    $16.95
  • Cover of Portrait Of An Artist: Vincent van Gogh Pages from Portrait Of An Artist: Vincent van Gogh

    Portrait Of An Artist: Vincent van Gogh

    $15.99
    You've seen the Sunflowers in our gallery, but that is only one small part of van Gogh's life. Learn about one of the world's favorite painters, Vincent van Gogh, in this new and unique biography series, which depicts the story of an artist’s life...
    $15.99
  • Cover of Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes Pages from Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes

    Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes

    $17.99
    Perhaps you make shadow boxes using old shoe boxes.  Did you realize you were making great art? Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous...
    $17.99
  • Cover of The Quilts of Gee's Bend Pages from The Quilts of Gee's Bend

    The Quilts of Gee's Bend

    $21.95
    In the rural community of Gee’s Bend, African American women have been making quilts for generations. They use scraps of old overalls, aprons, and bleached cornmeal sacks—anything they can find. Their traditions have been passed down through...
    $21.95
  • Front of book Sound: Shhh...Bang...POP...BOOM! Pages from book Sound: Shhh...Bang...POP...BOOM!

    Sound: Shhh...Bang...POP...BOOM!

    $19.99
    Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the  phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature that will appeal to inquisitive children looking...
    $19.99
  • Front of the book I Know an Artist Interior of the book I Know an Artist

    I Know an Artist

    $27.00
    Six degrees of separation? For many artists, it's only one or two degrees. I Know an Artist introduces some of the most inspirational stories of friendship, love, creativity and shared passions in the world of art. Each of the 84 illustrated...
    $27.00
  • Armor & Animals front Boy reading Armor & Animals book in Arms & Armor gallery of Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Armor & Animals

    $16.95
    Did you ever wonder where people got the idea of wearing armor?  Or, did you ever look at an armadillo and see it was wearing armor just like the knights of old?  Now you can see and compare all kinds of armor. This is a great way to learn how...
    $16.95
  • Front of book Castles Magnified Interior of the book Castles Magnified

    Castles Magnified

    $22.99
    By David Long Grab your magnifying glass and charge into battle with this  search-and-find history adventure packed with more than 200 things to  spot in each eye-boggling illustration. Meet history’s most  heroic knights as you travel...
    $22.99
  • Cover of book Let's Talk About Modern Art Interior of book Let's Talk About Modern Art

    Let's Talk About Modern Art

    $20.00
    By Alisa Wismer The world is filled with all kinds of different art! In this book we're  going to take a closer look at modern art. From the bright colors to  bold and modern shapes, we'll learn about some of the most famous modern...
    $20.00
  • Cover of book A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin Interior of book A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

    A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

    $17.99
    By Jen Bryant As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved  the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking  at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him.  He drew...
    $17.99
  • Cover of book Monet: Itinerant of Light Interior of book Monet: Itinerant of Light

    Monet: Itinerant of Light

    $24.99
     By Salva Rubio The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of  Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style.  We follow  Monet from the Salon des Refuses (“Salon of the Rejected”) through many...
    $24.99
  • Cover of book Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Interior of book Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing

    Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing

    $16.99
    By Kay Haring  This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from  his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this  important artist’s great humanity, his concern for children, and his...
    $16.99
  • Front of 100 First Words for Little Artists Interior of 100 First Words for Little Artists

    100 First Words for Little Artists

    $9.99
    By Kyle Kershner Packed with fun illustrations and 100 words every prodigy should know, 100 First Words for Little Artists is the perfect board book for artistic families everywhere. Are you an artist? Then of course your baby will inherit your...
    $9.99
  • Front of Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists Interior of Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists

    Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists

    $10.99
    By Marion Denchars Draw or paint your self-portrait like Frida Kahlo, or learn how to crayon etch and make art inspired by Paul Klee. This book is filled with artist biographies and exercises based on countless artists. Draw, paint, and collage right in...
    $10.99
  • Front cover of the book "Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life Of Louise Bourgeois" by Amy Novesky Interior of the book "Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life Of Louise Bourgeois" by Amy Novesky

    Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life Of Louise Bourgeois

    $18.95
    By Amy Novesky and Isabelle Arsenault Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as...
    $18.95
  • Front cover of the book "A Life Made By Hand: The Story Of Ruth Asawa" by Andrea D'Aquino Interior page of the book "A Life Made By Hand: The Story Of Ruth Asawa"

    A Life Made By Hand: The Story Of Ruth Asawa

    $17.95
    By Andrea D'Aquino Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea...
    $17.95