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Mrs. Wilson from Olalla WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Introduce Kids To Great Artists

My students need a variety of fiction and non-fiction books to teach them about famous artists and their techniques.

  • $859 goal

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My Students

I believe it is my duty to provide a learning environment that gets my students excited about reading and technology.

Our classrooms are full of students from a variety of backgrounds, but we all come together as one big family at school.

My students live in a small rural community of about five thousand people. Approximately forty-one and a half percent of students at our school are living at, or below, the poverty level. Most of their families consist of blue-collar workers living paycheck to paycheck.

My Project

It is often said that books can open your mind to the world.

This project consists of a variety of fiction and non-fiction children's books that aim to teach kids about famous artists throughout history and their individual techniques.

With over forty books to choose from, there is certainly something for every curious little artist in this collection. There are books on specific artists, their lives and techniques including: Kandinsky, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet. Also included are a handful of age-appropriate books that cover a wide range of art history and a few that give ideas for students on how to create their own artwork.

This collection will make a nice addition to the "arts" collection in our library.

Mrs. Wilson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96
Pablo: Art Masters Series • Amazon Business $20.34 1 $20.34
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer • Amazon Business $17.30 1 $17.30
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau • Amazon Business $16.57 1 $16.57
Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Action Jackson • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
My First 10 Paintings • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Vincent: Art Masters Series • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Old Masters Rock: How to Look at Art with Children • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Child's Introduction to Art: The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures (Child's Introduction Series) • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Monet Paints a Day • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Art Masterclass with Wassily Kandinsky • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Henri Matisse: Drawing With Scissors (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Art Masterclass with Van Gogh • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
13 Women Artists Children Should Know • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Through Georgia's Eyes • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Dalí: Art Masters Series • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Gauguin: The Other World (Art Masters) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Linnea in Monet's Garden • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Georgia O'Keeffe (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Great Wave: A Children's Book Inspired by Hokusai • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Magritte's Marvelous Hat • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
The Children's Interactive Story of Art: The Essential Guide to the World's Most Famous Artists and Paintings • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
13 Modern Artists Children Should Know (Children Should Know) • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
13 American Artists Children Should Know • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Vincent's Colors • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Henri's Scissors • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
13 Artists Children Should Know • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
My Museum • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Great Big Art History Colouring Book • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Magical Tree: A Children's Book Inspired by Gustav Klimt • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
13 Art Movements Children Should Know • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
13 Paintings Children Should Know • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Story of Paintings: A History of Art for Children • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Artists and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Edward Hopper Paints His World • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Magritte: This is Not a Biography (Art Masters) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Are You an Art Sleuth?: Look, Discover, Learn! • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Emily's Blue Period • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Roy's House • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45

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